The growing competition on products and the market slowdown compell enterprises in performin at their best. The need of providing one's customer with the right product, in the right quantity, in the place and time agreed - and with respect to costs - asks for a true effective transportation mamagement software. A complete Transportation Management System is a software capable to answer all those questions with an integrated solution. There are two kinds of companies that take most advantages from the implementation of a transportation software system:
- Transport service customers: they request Full Truck Load – FTL or Less Than Truckload - LTL. Main requests are: contract management, cost control, delivery track&trace
- Transport service providers: they offer FTL/LTL services. Thay can also act as sub-providers at domestic or international level. Main requests are related to shipment planning route optimization, fleet control (vehicles and resources), delivery track&trace (a service rendered to purchasing or final customer)
TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
The real added value of a Transportation Management System project is the correct sizing and a sensible choice of technologies. Beta 80 Group offers Transportation Management Systems by taking advantage of the best technologies and products available and adapting interventions to real needs. The client's size, his national or international presence and the type of services to be offered condition the choice of a Transportation Management System platform. For companies operating internationally and with a very flexible supply of services, Beta 80 Group offers Soloplan CarLo® as the implementation base product for developing a Transportation Management System.
As official partner of Soloplan, Beta 80 Group distributes, implements and develops solutions based on Soloplan CarLo® technology. Over 2,200 European companies use Soloplan CarLo® as the Transportation Management System. Its market success is due to the characteristics of Soloplan CarLo® software, and especially its reliability and the possibility of managing the whole goods transport process in an integrated manner. Soloplan CarLo® application software is certified for integration into SAP systems. Using a homogeneous interface, its advanced Transportation Management System functions manage costs, orders, transportation and itinerary planning, statistics and business relationships with customers.
TAKEN TO ITS DESTINATION
Transportation Management System solutions developed by Beta 80 Group give a complete functional cover of Transportation problems. Transport planning and scheduling; managing waybills and dockets (grouping of several waybills in the same journey); pre-invoicing and improving efficiency in control of invoices payable; managing transport supplier contracts; exchange of data to and from the carrier; managing cash on delivery; managing stock in hand and exceptions with the carrier.
For carriers that do not deal with pre-invoicing: checking off the stated journeys and checking compliance of costs with the data supplied directly by the carrier.
Transportation Management System functions.
Accurate management of additional costs (urgent consignments, tail lift, redeliveries, etc.); managing proof of delivery of goods; managing contract tariffs and identification of the best carrier by identifying break-evens; managing interfacing with internal dispatch management systems (WMS and company systems) and external ones (carriers' and customers' information systems, etc.)
Soloplan CarLo® - Assessment. This is the phase in which compliance with standards is addressed and logistics planning hypotheses and cost forecasts are carried out. Assessment functions are particularly dedicated to the following: contracts and regulations (Italian Legislative Decree 286/2005); transport planning; costs forecasts (tariffs and contracts); pre-invoicing and costs monitoring; logistics KPIs (Performance Scorecard).
Soloplan CarLo - KPI Scorecard and dashboard. Dashboards and key-indicators are the tools with which to develop a sophisticated control of the system and guarantee continual, constant correspondence with the required service levels. Beta 80 Group develops KPI Scorecards and Dashboards to monitor the key aspects of the system. Distributional logistics parameters are worked out, such as: absorption per area; shipping average; weight/volume ratio; average value per shipment; invoicing per shipment.
Values are worked out for cost indicators: percentage incidence of cost on invoiced goods shipped; for distribution per family and per geographical area; additional costs per geographical area/division; invoiced goods per volume/real weight; percentage of EXW transport invoicing on total invoicing; identification of transport cost variances compared with budget.
SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE
Transportation Management System solutions developed by Beta 80 Group are guaranteed by support and assistance in line with the needs expressed by the client and agreed at the time the service is defined. The options available range from basic cover - during the day in office hours - right down to total 24x7x365 cover with 1-hour intervention times.