Container Tracking

Where in the World?

If you’re a customer in a global supply chain ordering a finished product or parts of a product from across the globe, then you know there is a 45-60 day window where you really don’t know where your container is. Tracking and checking the status of your different shipments can be a headache – especially if you need to hold or expedite your shipment due to changes. So, how can you increase efficiency in the transportation segment of your business?

The Solution

With MCA Connect’s Container Tracking solution manufacturing companies gain the visibility they need into the status of their containers around the world. Our solution, combining Microsoft Power BI and Power Automate technology, also determines best route optimization based on various inputs, including:

  • Transportation lane availability
  • Commodity pricing analysis (e.g. Fuel contracts)
  • Handling overrides

If you need to move a shipment to storage because of lack of demand, then you know when and where you can move the shipment. Let’s say you need your finished product or parts tomorrow. You can track the shipment and organize the products to be put on a plane to arrive the next day.

Intelligent Transportation allows for manufacturing companies to work with any shipping or freight forwarding company, and still get all the same data as if they were using an EDI interface. Leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform, this solution allows companies to scorecard their shipping company and gives insight into the on-time performance data. From there, companies will understand if they can save time with a different freight forwarding company, without being tied to a heavy EDI interface investment.

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Features of Container Tracking

Integrates into Your ERP System


Near Real-Time Reporting & Analytics with Power BI


Better & Quicker Business Decisions


Provides Real-Time Status & Location Updates


Shipping & Freight Forwarding Score Carding


Better Manage Your Transportation Process

Why MCA Connect?

For manufacturers looking to gain a competitive advantage through technology, MCA Connect is a Global Systems Integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner that delivers and supports operational transformation. By combining product and industry expertise with our proven strategic alignment methods, only MCA Connect can consistently deliver innovative solutions that help clients realize their vision, as evidenced by our repeated recognition from Microsoft and the millions of dollars we’ve helped clients add to their bottom line.

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Client Success

“Dynamics 365 has everything we need to create enterprise visibility and achieve our business vision.”

Eric Paladino


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“At the first factory where we deployed Microsoft Dynamics, they refer to it as the “Magic Energy System”. It was really fulfilling to have the system accepted so rapidly by the factory floor operators.”

Matt Griffiths, Executive Director of Manufacturing IT


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“With Dynamics AX, we can measure things today that we couldn’t measure before. We can see where the issues are and target specific improvements. We can reduce inventory, increase productivity and improve adherence to schedule.”

Bill Battershell, CFO

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