As a production company, you are the shipper within the supply chain. You need your goods transported from point A to point B. Usually, this means from your warehouse to your customer or even your customers’ customer. However, it may also be the supply of raw materials or semi-finished products.
ERP-systems do not cover all logistic activities
An ERP System is often effective in supporting your general internal processes. It can provide you with insight into most aspects of your production process and (linked) costs. ERP Systems cover the majority of your primary business processes. But does it also adequately cover your logistic processes? With the Transport Management System designed for shippers, you may successfully manage your logistic processes and activities.
Advantages TMS for shippers:
- Fewer mistakes through reduction of manual data-entry
- Flexible management dashboard
- Rate and compare carriers
- All data is easily accessible in one central system
- Various integration possibilities with SAP and other ERP-systems
- Swift communication with chain parties through portals
- Fewer peak moments in the warehouse through timeslot reservation
- Automated draft of instructions for Bill or Loading and various other documents
Logistics process optimization
Shippers are often dependent on transporters and carriers. This causes the logistics process to become less efficient. Production companies are eager to gain back control over their logistics outbound activities. A TMS contains various functionalities allowing you to regain control over your logistic activities.
The carrier comparison function (automatically) selects a carrier based on various criteria, such as pricing, service and performance. You’ll be able to send out a request for transport within minutes. The chosen carrier(s) on their hand can either accept, decline or counteroffer your transport request. This applies to all possible transport modalities; e.g. road, rail, sea and air.
Through the consolidation module, you can set up transports containing various orders and drop-off locations. Resulting in more efficiency and lowering overall transport costs. All data is saved in one central system, allowing you to match costs with the actual invoice afterwards.
A TMS designed for production companies and shippers enables you to transform, digitalize and optimize your outbound processes in an accessible way. Using a TMS will increase efficiency, lower costs, save time and create an overview and detailed insight into your logistics processes.
Take control of your logistic processes with the Transport Management System in addition to your existing ERP system
Invest in your supply chain with Transport Management Software
Shippers continuously increase their focus on the digitalization of logistic processes within their business. Digitalization offers many advantages, including reduced manual mistakes, all data centralized in one system or timely adjustments due to insightful reports. Are you familiar with the benefits of supply chain visibility, logistic analysis and supply chain integration? Transport Management Software for shippers supports you in getting these advantages.
Supply Chain Visibility
Tracking your goods and setting expectations about the estimated time of arrival is becoming increasingly important. The purpose is to find ways to improve the supply chain by sharing data with other participants in the supply chain. The Adaption TMS for shippers contains a non-conformity function. When something threatens to go wrong, the system identifies the deviation bases on pre-set business rules and automatically creates an incident. You may then notify your suppliers or customers using the (automated) notification function. Resulting in immediate adjustments to manage the deviation. Always being up to date on the status of your goods results in increased performance and insight into ways to improve your supply chain.
After collecting and analyzing data, the TMS for shippers allows you to make data-based decisions. Data displays in a management dashboard, a complete overview of all actual statuses within the various aspects of the supply chain recorded within your TMS. The users can personalize the dashboards by selecting data that is relevant for them. The Adaption TMS for shippers enables the extraction of data from the system through export. You may do this through .CSV or Excel files if you wish to analyze the data with other software.
Supply Chain system integration
System integration can be done internally or in combination with other chain partners. In general, there are two integration option to distinguish:
Integration with external software
Adaption TMS for shippers can integrate with existing ERP-Systems such as SAP. The integration enables quick and easy data exchanges between both systems. Data is saved in one central system, making manual data entry a thing of the past.
Integration with chain partners
Chain partners can easily be granted access to the TMS for shippers. Web portals allow customers, suppliers and transporters to access the software. They can access and enter data where needed (e.g. reserving a time slot or uploading transport documents). As a result, communication is easy and efficient. Unnecessary e-mails, or even phone calls, are prevented.
Shipper TMS functionalities
Add value to your customers’ business
With growing competition, service is becoming increasingly important in the manufacturing industry. Providing quality service makes it possible for you to distinguish from your competitors and adds value to your products. More often than not, B2B customers expect a B2C treatment. To stay ahead of the competition, suppliers need to go the extra mile service-wise. The TMS for shippers provides you with an excellent tool to do so. The customer portal, for instance, provides them with insight into the logistics processes linked to them and gives them the option of adding data themselves.
TMS for shippers in the Cloud
The Transport Management System for shippers is a cloud-based solution accessible at any location and on any supported device. Not only are users guaranteed to have 24/7 access to the application, but also your customers and other partners will be able to log in to the system at all times using the Customer and Supplier Portals.
Are you looking for a Transport Management System? Please do not hesitate to contact us! We’ll be happy to list all your needs and provide you with a matching solution.