Transportation Efficiencies ? An Integrated Approach
Transportation is becoming a key area for many industries to ensure that products reach the markets in time, at the right time. However, as company operations become larger and with number of service providers and fleet size increase, the entire transportation activity becomes too complex to manage. Logistics operators will not be able to perform to their full advantage without the support of an efficient transportation management system with overall visibility. A well-integrated transport system could increase the competitiveness of the logistics service provider.
An integrated transportation system substantiates logistics competence and can lead to better logistics efficiency, reduce operation cost, and promote service quality. Transportation management system plays an important role in the optimization of resources. It enables the planning of all the functions in tandem with other operations in order to minimize cost maximize service to the customers.
Technology can be leveraged to optimize transportation at four basic levels:
Logistics companies typically use technology that does not fulfill all the four basic levels. A Top Transportation Management Solution, however, focuses on all the four levels, improving the overall logistics processes thereby. The system delivers the ability to plan effectively and create a better, more actionable result, or to create more agile execution processes allowing users to react more efficiently to flaws or discrepancies in the operational processes.
Better efficiencies can be achieved by logistics service providers with comprehensive logistics systems that integrate transportation with other aspects of logistics services. An integrated approach enables transportation efficiencies with:
- Reduced transportation costs
- Shorter cycle times
- More effective operations
- Improved customer service through better visibility
- Better decision making
- Faster and more consistent service levels
- Integrated System
Softlink‘s integrated transport solution manages all the aspects of Local Transportation activities from pick-up, trip planning to delivery. Being integrated with the other modules of logistics operations like Freight Forwarding, Warehousing and Broking, the system delivers greater advantage to companies. It provides companies with real time and accurate information and some advanced features like:
- Trip Planning & Execution
- Route Planning
- Fleet Management
- Resource Allocation & Optimization
- Overall Visibility
- Alerts and Notifications
- Real time tracking based on mobile computing devices.
- Activity based quotation and billing
- Centralized Billing and Accounting; and much more
Transport Management System The system is integrated with entire logistics operations ensuring information flows from forwarding, Customs broking and warehousing operations, allowing you to manage local transport operations with greater efficiency and ease. It enables companies to track & trace, and view service-standards across the operations. The system is user friendly with a robust reporting functionality for management who require information at their fingertips.