We are rolling out a major update for our Transportation management system - shipments planning, communications and monitoring for multiple orders. It will allow you to consolidate multiple orders into one shipment, sync everything with the time slots management system and streamline communication from start to end. Besides that, we are adding a series of new features that will help you to move towards smart supply chain and warehouse management.
Here is the story behind this update and how it works in practice.
Adapting to the New Reality
Logistics and manufacturing sectors are growing like never before and companies are pushing their limits to meet the high demand for products and transportation services. Thus, logistics managers of those companies are busier and more critical, than ever before.
Combining multiple purchase orders with multiple destinations in a single shipment is no easy task and yet the only way to keep logistics costs optimal. With rising fuel and transportation prices, logistics managers can’t afford to not maximise each shipment capacity and efficiency. Add on top of that the warehouse docks booking and communication with multiple stakeholders, and you’ll get the puzzle that logistics managers have to solve every day.
We have built this update based on what our customers have been saying, what challenges they face every day and how they actually use our TMS. We are also having a continuous conversation with experts from the logistics, warehousing, manufacturing and IT fields so that our TMS would encompass the latest trends and solutions. We believe that a customer-centric approach is a way to innovate.
This update is a response to the new reality that the logistics and manufacturing sectors now live in.
Designed for Manufacturing Companies
The new shipments planning and monitoring for multiple orders update are built for logistics managers in manufacturing companies but is also beneficial to any logistics manager with these operational activities:
- Planning shipments on a daily basis
- Multiple purchase orders with multiple destinations
- >50 purchase orders per day
- >1 unloading destination per shipment
With this update we’ve expanded the shipping concept in our TMS, allowing logistics managers to control key areas of their daily operations easily:
- Shipments planning: combine multiple purchase orders with multiple unloading destinations into shipments for carriers.
- Time planning: time booking at the warehouse for each destination loading or unloading point.
- Shipments monitoring: status management for each order within shipment to increase visibility.
- Analysis: late or on time, target price vs. final price, carriers performance.
Digital tools for efficient supply chain management are inevitable. Today’s market reality puts logistics managers to deal with the ever-changing shipment environment and this could not be managed manually anymore.
Here are some tips on how digital solutions may help you save the day.
Simple shipment ordering and monitoring. Consolidate all your purchase orders for the same client or direction, plan them into a shipment. Book a time for the carrier in each of your warehouses separately or make one booking for all loadings at one location. Track changes of each order and booking afterwards.
Easy communication flow. Improve shipper-carrier-supplier-consignee communication during shipment execution. Avoid communication via phone or emails and – use chat within the shipment, inform about status changes proactively with status monitoring tools.
Analysis. Implementing changes and eliminating impediments as of actual information or late or on-time delivery, planned and actual price, carrier performance.
Even more, we are working on new features to the GoRamp TMS that will help you to transform traditional processes to smart supply chain management:
- Market trends and insights will help you meet your challenges prepared and informed
- Tips and tricks on how to optimise operational activities will make your smart work even smarter
- Quick guides on new features and updates will let you easily onboard colleagues and partners
Get Started Today
The new features are free of charge and are included in our TMS as a standard offering. Add efficiency, increased visibility and real time monitoring to your operational activities.
Book a demo call with us today and learn more about GoRamp's Warehouse management solution!