Transmetrics, a technology company started in 2013, aims to have a significant impact on the reduction of CO2 emissions by streamlining and optimizing transportation networks. The companies’ strength lies in the combination of human and artificial intelligence, ensuring the highest operational benefits and reducing the environmental impact of logistics.
Sea News interviewed the Chief Executive Officer of Transmetrics, Jonathan Fath, a few days back. According to him, by 2025, as many as 60 percent of the logistics companies would adopt AI, a number which is roughly around 12% now.
Read the complete interview to know how stakeholders can adapt and evolve with existing and future trends of technology in logistics and supply chain. The excerpts….
What is Transmetrics all about? How does Transmetrics add value to the industry?
A state-of-the-art AI platform developed exclusively for logistics, Transmetrics optimizes transport planning by leveraging the power of machine learning and predictive analytics. Transmetrics combines the strengths of humans and artificial intelligence, ensuring the highest operational benefits and reducing the environmental impact of logistics. We’ve developed a unique approach for analyzing, modeling, and predicting various transport flows with very high accuracy. Our solutions have brought significant benefits to the top-tier logistics companies worldwide that have experienced an up to 25% reduction in transport costs while increasing their fleet utilization up to 14% and maintaining high service levels.
What is the technical aspect involved in Transmetrics?
At Transmetrics, we want to empower our clients to be at the forefront of this AI revolution. In order to do so, our team has spent years developing the Transmetrics platform and fine-tuning state-of-the-art algorithms that derive useful insights by applying data evaluations, predictive analytics, forecasting, and optimization models. All these steps are supporting one important goal – helping logistics organizations make the optimal data-driven decisions ahead of the demand curve and pushing their service quality to the next level.
How have stakeholders in the industry responded to your solutions?
We’re getting very positive feedback from the industry. The best thing about our solution is that everybody wins: we achieve major cost savings, help make planning jobs more dynamic and reduce the harm done to our planet. To be honest, there are some people that have initial reservations about the technology or its implications in the beginning. One of the biggest misconceptions is that we replace humans which, rightly so, makes people uncomfortable. The truth is that we never replace humans, we provide them with tools to do job their jobs more easily and efficiently. There are of course a lot of startups that are aiming for our position in the market, but our technology is at least 5 years ahead of them so I’m not too worried about that specific subset of stakeholders, for now.
COVID-19 has changed it all (dynamics of doing business). What is Transmetrics lookout on such situations?
In a big way, the pandemic showed that things are not quite not as they seem—especially when it comes to the economy. We were one of the few companies that thrived during the pandemic which is of course a double edged sword because you know so many are struggling to get by. However, we were able to provide so much value for our clients that the positive feeling outweighs for us.
It is impossible to predict such events as COVID pandemic and how it can affect the world around us before it happens. In order to cope with such unforeseen events or high demand fluctuations, Transmetrics utilizes high-sensitivity machine learning algorithms that…