Transportation Management

Proactively manage your mixed fleet.

Transportation Management

For most companies, transportation management presents one of the greatest opportunities to increase profitability and gain competitive advantage in your supply chain. Yet, many supply chain logistics operations miss this opportunity by using manual processes or disparate systems that lead to poor freight visibility, excess inventory and fulfillment scheduling issues. 

No matter your approach to transportation, our Transportation Management solutions flex to support you. Manage an outsourced fleet like it’s your own or get visibility into your own fleet to increase vehicle utilization and customer service. 

Transportation Planning

Transportation planning means close interaction with order promising and warehouse operations. The planning processes can use a single planning strategy or a combination of the different approaches of static, dynamic and carrier-managed routing including pre-scheduled routing, dynamic route planning and carrier selection.

The outcome from the route planning process includes departure schedules that link straight into the shipping process of the warehouse operation. Vehicle Load Planning is automatically generated and made visible on container level, based on actual orders and transit shipments.


KEY FEATURES

  • Route Schedule Templates
  • Dynamic Route Planning Engine
  • Graphical Overview
  • Carrier Selection Across Modes and Lanes
  • Automated/Certified Carrier Interactions

HERE'S WHAT TRANSPORTATION PLANNING CAN DO FOR YOU

Reduce Labor & Administration Costs – With route and load planning that is linked into your warehouse operation for precise load building and support for late load adjustments, manual tasks are reduced.

Lower Transport Costs – Optimized fleet management including visibility into load plans versus actuals helps you identify inefficiencies and take action to lower costs.

Transportation Execution

In the execution phase, shipping plans are carried out with optional packing, generation of carrier labels, load confirmation and preparation of important shipping documents such as bills of lading, automated shipping notices (ASN), or certificates of origin. Preparing shipments manually is labor intensive and error prone. Inaccurate manifests cause major shipping bottlenecks. Automating execution with electronic document generation significantly reduces your risk and cost while increasing throughput and compliance. 

With our Transportation Execution solution, you can significantly improve customer service and reduce annual transportation costs by automating packing and documentation processes and carrier interactions.


KEY FEATURES

  • Interfaces with In-line Scale, Label Printer, Laser Printer and Bar Code
  • Central Execution Platform
  • Electronic Document Generation

HERE IS WHAT TRANSPORTATION EXECUTION CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Cut Costs – Reduces transportation spend through faster throughput and optimal cost breaks and consolidation savings. Reduce unnecessary errors and premium shipments.
  • Manage Your Carriers – Manage multiple carriers from one platform to access negotiated rates and find the most economical rates. Comply with carrier requirements on integration, shipping documents and labels
  • Improve Customer Service & Compliance – Automatically confirm that the correct items have been loaded onto the trailer and create electronic manifests and export documentation such as the export declaration and certificate of origin.

Freight Audit & Payment

For many companies, reconciliation presents a challenge because of the high shipment volume and the complexity of trying to determine and appropriately apply all of the contract freight rate rules to each shipment.

Freight overpayments are common because there is only time to review limited discrepancies. Automating reconciliation can transform this process, significantly decreasing freight cost and generating additional profitability.


KEY FEATURES

  • Freight Audit Automation
  • Freight Payment Automation
  • Claims Management Automation

HERE'S WHAT FREIGHT AUDIT AND PAYMENT CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Eliminate Third-Party Costs – By automating your freight audit and payment processes, you can eliminate the costs associated with third party audit services.
  • Review Carrier Performance – Get the tools you need to monitor your carriers and assess their performance with tangible metrics.
  • Reduce Your Transport Spend – By automatically monitoring your payments and auditing process, you can increase the accuracy of payments and reduce the possibility of overpayment. Our solution also lets you manage your loss or damage claims.
  • Reduce Manual Tasks – Automate your freight payments through invoice entry, exception handling and cost accounting. Then, analyze and compare freight bills to your calculated estimates.