Visual Consolidations from Logistics Management Software
ShippersEdge logistics management software does consolidations and allows you to drag and drop re-sequence deliveries or pickups to suit you or your customer’s needs. Our consolidation feature lets you quickly group shipments and warns you when you’re nearing capacity or have exceeded the capacity of the vehicle.
Proper Shipping Documents
Now ShippersEdge will provide a parent or master bill of lading and individual bills of lading for each shipment on your consolidated load. We can also provide a loading manifest to make sure your shipments are loaded in the correct order. Our ability to integrate with multiple tracking methods from cell phone tracking to old email requests and SMS text messaging keeps you in the know about how your load is proceeding.
Consolidations are the new old school in midrange logistics management software. Pool distributions can further reduce costs by mitigating the “beyond mileage” when most of the truck is empty. ShippersEdge can assist you in recognizing pool distribution opportunities. Think of it this way, if the bulk of your load delivers in Chicago, why run a quarter of a truckload “beyond” Chicago to Toledo. We can help you get that beyond shipment bid by regional distribution carriers. ShippersEdge can be configured to alert you when these opportunities arise.
Another methodology is distributions where the end point is the same as the origination point. These are called circular distribution routes and typically are used for regional distribution with company or dedicated contract trucks. Circular routing is different than straight line routing. It can also be more economical than one way distribution. Trucking companies like all miles pay because there is no deadhead component.
Let us help you design your transportation with ShippersEdge. We’re not just logistics management software, we’re logistics experts. Call us at 952-777-4421 or visit us at www.shippersedge.com/info