In today’s technological era, technology for the automation of a system has become commonplace. Especially logistics automation for transportation management, technology is the transportation management system.
This technology can be used to manage company transportation such as the final mile delivery to reduce the process of entering data manually, while the advantages include:
Improve customer service
By using a transportation management system, the customer will get vehicle tracking information in real-time, the auto pick-up process, insurance guarantees and transportation calculations based on needs that can be customized. Thus, the customer will get the exact costs incurred and also the customer will get information when they arrive at the destination with the notification given automatically.
Improve warehouse efficiency
By using a transportation management system, the time to arrange the delivery of goods will be reduced because of the logistics automation so that the company has more time to work on and optimize its warehousing, besides that the transportation management system will usually be integrated into related companies so that data errors entries will be reduced and the time needed to correct data entry will also be reduced.
Increase the capability of shipping goods
A transportation management system optimizes how a company sends goods. Suppose there is a company that wants to create a pool point distribution, a Transportation Management System can automatically create a bill of lading document (a document that proves to load of the goods on board) and that company can have individuals who log into the transportation management system at the same location. vary which can later be managed by one admin.
Data access in real-time
When data can be accessed in real time and supported by the ability to process data into a report, there will be added value to making business decisions, and those decisions will be better because they have been supported based on data trends and history that has occurred. Suppose a company has 75% of data on vehicle use from vendor A, from that data we find that vendor A was chosen because of lower prices. In other data, we find that 20% of deliveries made by vendor A are late getting to the destination. With this assumption, of course, the company will think long if it will use company A because of the high number of delays. This process is supported by automation so that individuals in the company get the desired data and provide assistance to make decisions.