243: Reinventing Freight Procurement with Emerge

Today I’m joined by Emerge, an exciting software company that is on a mission to empower meaningful logistics relationships through transformative technologies.

The Emerge Digital Freight Marketplace provides access to benchmarked rates and thousands of trusted partners to maximize cost-savings. The platform allows you to grow your network, while leveraging your current connections for spot and contract freight.

Today George Abernathy, President at Emerge, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do; bringing accountability to logistics; and why it’s so important to bring all the industry players together in order to build positive and mutually beneficial networks.




[07.01] How and why Andrew Leto came to found Emerge in 2017.

“In procurement, within transportation, there really weren’t any best practices.”

[11.03] An introduction to Emerge – what they do, and how they help their customers.

“There are Fortune 500 shippers that are still using spreadsheets to do their transportation procurement, thinking they’re in the vicinity of best practices – and they’re not!”

[14.13] A closer look at the features and benefits of the Emerge platform for shippers.

[21.23] Carrier’s limited access to freight, and why it’s important not to limit possibilities and to open up the industry.

“In this marketplace, finding the right carrier for a particular shipper and meeting their need… has never been more challenging than it is today, and that’s why Emerge has had so much rapid success.”

[27.53] The ease of integration with the Emerge platform.

“It used to be that you’d go through months and months of working… now we’ll do a demo and within a week or two, a client will be running hundreds of millions of dollars through our system.”

[31.52] The Emerge ethos, and the importance of accountability, transparency and collaboration.

“We are providing an unbiased, transparent solution, which allows for quick turn on – you can’t stand around and wait for value to happen.”

[35.50] The ideal customer for Emerge.

[38.25] A key customer case study.

[42.02] The future for Emerge.





Head over to Emerge’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Emerge and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, or you can connect with George on LinkedIn.

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