Visibility isn’t the Problem

Visibility isn’t the Problem

Visibility isn’t the problem, it’s having visibility of the problem, that’s the problem

Visibility of your supply chain is good, right? Having visibility isn’t the problem, it’s having visibility of the problem, that’s the problem. Let’s face it, you need answers to questions, questions like, has my supplier shipped or is the transportation provider on time. How about before it’s shipped, is the mode of transport selected adequate to get the shipment to your facility at the right time.

It could be about saving your production line.

When loading your TMS, you need data from your production facility and your sourcing department and then when your vendor ships, you choose the most economical mode for the circumstance. It’s not always about saving money, it could be about saving your production line.

ShippersEdge can be taught to present the question or even alarm you if your vendor is late in shipping. We know the transit times, we can present a solution. If your vendor hasn’t logged on to the vendor portal to ship the shipment or we don’t see it in your account at your transportation provider, we can tell you.

Advanced transportation management systems have this capability but most don’t present the problems and the possible solutions very well. There’s endless data presented but not in an organized or easily interpreted fashion. Mind boggling and mind numbing gridded presentation screens hidden by layers of menus that seek more to present the sophistication of the software than help you identify and solve problems. ShippersEdge took a different view, literally, based on simplicity of operation and presentation.

ShippersEdge is a mid-tier TMS with outstanding power and customizable functionality. We built it with an eye for simplicity of training and use. We use business rules we develop together and apply them to your supply chain management software.

ShippersEdge, we’ll keep you running.

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Can a 3PL use ShippersEdge?

Can a 3PL use ShippersEdge?

Yes. ShippersEdge can allow your client a direct portal to rate and book shipments. ShippersEdge would be branded to your company’s logo. We can work with shipper specific pricing or blanket pricing. We also work with rate tables if needed and can accommodate specialty rating such as pallet rates, dimensional rating (dim rates) and lineal foot rates.

One of the best parts of ShippersEdge is its ease of use. People can be operational in minutes rather than days. Training replacement workers is a snap. Clients and you are both alerted if a shipment price goes up due to weight, class or accessorial charges.

Paperless invoicing to your clients and from your carriers is available. Invoices are automatically audited against expected estimated charges. Exceptions are placed in their own tab for easy visibility. Original rating criteria, including rate quote number are saved. Easily link to the carrier’s website to review documentation.

Transit issue are flagged to get ahead of problems with minimal impact to your clients and their customers. An audit trail is created on transit time exceptions for use if ordering expedited services. Your customers can choose to send email alerts to others when an order is shipped complete with a tracking link for easy live tracing on the carrier’s websites.

Full reporting modules available for both you and your clients. Most reporting is into an Excel spreadsheet. The user can specify selection criteria(s) and which fields to export. Templates of common reports can be saved. Custom and automated reports can be set up by ShippersEdge. A handy dashboard can be customized for your clients and your firm.

Your clients can also use ShippersEdge to book their truckload shipments. You choose whether they can also communicate with other truckload providers through the system. You will always have visibility into the system on any client.

Integrations are common for us and we can integrate into almost anything. Integration can be as simple as file uploads in batch or API integrations if the software to be integrated with is capable. We also support OBDC.

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