The liner shipping industry is riddled with complexities across the entire value chain that entails collaboration with multiple stakeholders, numerous intricate functions / sub-functions, and conformity to a host of existing and emerging global / local requirements. Not to mention the specificities that each industry being served brings in. In such an expansive and demanding terrain, the failure to effectively perform the smallest of activities can have a domino effect and potentially translate into adverse outcomes, such as revenue leakage, shipment delays, penalties, customer dissatisfaction and others.
To address these challenges for the Shipping industry, WNS has partnered with Locus to offer ‘Odyssey’ – an integrated, end-to-end, cloud-based ERP platform with full functionality, incorporating powerful collaboration, communication and customer self-service capabilities. The solution is delivered to our clients ‘as a service’, enabling them to implement it as and when required, on pay-per-transaction basis. Highly configurable, the solution can be easily adapted to serve a specific or bespoke business requirement. Odyssey is linked to most ports and customs authorities around the world and proves to be a cost-effective way to augment business operations. Critical features such as ‘Electronic Verified Gross Mass (eVGM)’, advanced multi-modal functionality and freight rate filing are embedded in the platform, making it a truly comprehensive solution.