Founded in 2000 and based in Cary, North Carolina, MercuryGate International, Inc. is a leading provider of SaaS Transportation Management Software (TMS) to the logistics industry. They provide powerful transportation management solutions proven to be a competitive advantage for today’s most successful shippers, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), freight forwarders, and brokers.

Solutions that MercuryGate delivers are unique in their native support of all modes of transportation on a single platform, including Parcel, Less Than Truckload (LTL), Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal. Through the continued release of innovative, results-driven technology and a commitment to making customers successful, MercuryGate has provided TMS users with improved productivity and operational efficiency. Their business intelligence has improved transportation processes, increased customer satisfaction, and reduced costs.

TMS that Delivers

Coming from operational backgrounds, the Founders of MercuryGate, Monica Wooden and Steve Blough, were astounded by the lack of efficiencies and opportunities to reduce costs from the supply chain. Both had already experienced first-hand frustrations of using technology applications that were developed from a technological or purely academic perspective. Since both of them had launched their own careers on warehouse floors, they developed an up-close, hands-on understanding of the challenges facing shipping practitioners.

Together, they created a transportation management solution for a large electronics company with extremely complex, high-volume transportation needs. As soon as it was implemented, the highly successful system began saving the company millions of dollars. This formed the genesis for a ground-breaking solution that today serves hundreds of businesses across the supply chain.

By consulting with domestic and international companies, many of them large enterprises, team MercuryGate was able to build on this solution and develop leading-edge alternatives that blended technology and processed into successful strategies and solutions.

A Dynamic Leader Born to Rule

Co-founder and CEO, Monica has steadily developed MercuryGate into what customers and analysts say is one of the most sophisticated and possibly the most flexible TMS solutions available today. Her drive to make a positive contribution to the world has been passed on to her employees by making it their mission to streamline the global supply chain, one client at a time.

Monica is a dynamic speaker who is not afraid to speak only but truth. She is a member of the Committee of 200 and has been recognized by Forbes in “Southeast Women in Business”, and received the “2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award” for the Southeast region. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a Master’s from the University of Georgia.

Services that Define Innovation

MercuryGate is committed to developing innovative offerings that meet the evolving and complex needs of supply chain management. In addition to its industry-leading TMS, the company offers value added products and leverages partner relationships to change what is possible for logistics leaders today and in the future.

MercuryMart:

In April 2017, the company launched MercuryMart, a dynamic information exchange providing TMS users with access to a broad range of sources of available capacity. This meta-marketplace seamlessly connects companies requiring capacity with open-market capacity providers, enabling new levels of visibility and analytics.

Logistics Integrator Program: Launched in March 2017, MercuryGate’s Logistics Integrator Program addresses specific shipper requirements by combining the power of MercuryGate’s TMS technology with the proven design, delivery, and execution of best practice capabilities of select, pre-approved logistics services providers (LSPs) that have demonstrated competence in meeting the evolving needs of shippers today.

Carma carrier management: Carma automates the details of carrier data management so transportation companies can focus on managing their growing businesses. With Carma, transportation planners can tender loads with confidence knowing that the carriers they select meet the required specifications in a wide range of areas including safety ratings, insurance coverage and limits, operating authorities, quality of equipment, financial strength, contract terms, certifications, and much more.

Mojo: MercuryGate’s transportation optimization tool, is an affordable, easy-to-use, and powerful solution that analyzes shipments, rates, and constraints to produce realistic load plans that reduce overall freight spend.

Apart from these, their offerings MercuryFleet and MercuryProcure allows companies with private fleets to manage drivers, equipment and operations with a single system, and enables shippers to manage requests for proposals (RFPs) for all transportation modes with a single system respectively.

Staying True and Honest to their Roots

Even with steady fast-paced growth, MercuryGate has remained a flat organization that has never strayed from its TMS roots. The company has a culture of delivering successful customized business solutions for each client passionately, while building a high level of customer satisfaction. MercuryGate supports its clients in meeting their strategic goals, while overcoming the demands of a rapidly changing marketplace. MercuryGate’s employees make it their mission to streamline the global supply chain, one client at a time. The bonds forged with clients speak for themselves, as they become MercuryGate’s greatest advocates.

A System Built from the Ground to Support Supply Chain

MercuryGate works to stay ahead of competitors with a system that was built from the ground up to support the supply chain in the SaaS environment. They work to ensure that their solutions are as simple as possible for the end user along with an excellent customer experience. Their goal is to make user-friendly systems with speed to implement so that customers can accelerate their ROI as quickly as possible.

Key MercuryGate Differentiators:

  • Leverages the power of an integrated logistics network with a next-generation cloud-based solution.
  • Supports all modes with parcel capability built natively into planning and execution on a single platform,
  • Provides a Tier 1 solution at an affordable price.
  • Enables complex moves and cost allocation across multiple legs, pickups, drop-offs, carriers, customers.

Continually Expanding its Eco-system

MercuryGate continues to invest in R&D to leverage the latest technologies such as in-memory data grids, big data, mobile and UI technologies, aimed to capture the next S curve of efficiency gains. The company is continually expanding its eco-system of technology partners who bring niche capabilities such as telematics, GPS, geo-mapping, and other technologies that enable MercuryGate to be one step ahead of the competition.

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