Logistics Management: Commtrex and Rockwood Steel study addresses operations gaps in freight railroad sector

A recent study issued by Houston-based Commtrex Inc. takes a deep dive into capturing insight regarding how the commodity shipping industry places a high priority on transportation management initiatives as they related to buying, selling storing, and servicing railcars.

“It is really about the intersection of creating that efficiency, transparency, and connectivity, which had not really been done,” Martin Lew, CEO of Commtrex said. “In the past there had been things like message boards and classified listings to do this, but nobody had really tried to build a cloud-based solution that can on the front end handle connectivity and on the back end aggregate analytics. That was the investment thesis so the real [focus] was to prove out the hypothesis to the investment thesis.”