ShippersEdge can help manufacturing not only by streamlining shipping processes but also by giving visibility on incoming materials. By involving your entire supply chain in a logistics management system, ShippersEdge can show you where you may have backhaul opportunities of your raw materials.
By interfacing with you WMS, ShippersEdge can calculate trailer capacity used vs. trailer capacity available to help you build consolidations or pool distribution opportunities. Our items manager can be enabled with accurate shipping information such as weight and dimensions making accurate capacity decisions possible.
ShippersEdge also can spot consolidation opportunities by working with preset regions and sub-regions and scanning for orders meeting criteria established by advanced analytics. Having information at your fingertips and analyzing it quickly, logistics personnel can make smarter decisions and reduces costs.
ShippersEdge can also prevent chargebacks by assuring customer routed shipping is done on the correct provider. Chargebacks can be expensive and diminish customer satisfaction. Prevent them by using advanced technology.
On the production side, ShippersEdge can be synched with raw material inventory levels and warn of an impending problem if incoming material is delayed. Shutting down a line due to lack of material or subassemblies, can be prevented or minimized through visibility and business rules. If material is needed in-house by a specific date, ShippersEdge can be looking to see if a specific shipment is enroute in time to meet schedules.
ShippersEdge can send a report to the warehouse manager of expected arrivals for that day (or any day) to help in planning. ShippersEdge also handles dock scheduling to keep your loading environment streamlined and congestion free.
It’s all the little things that add up to efficiencies and cost savings both in soft costs like management time and labor and in definable transportation cost savings only a sophisticated TMS can offer. A transportation management system is a competitive advantage once reserved only for the fortune 100 and now made affordable to the small and midsized business market by ShippersEdge.