Speed, simplicity and reduced operational costs is what you get with logistics software. The software offers solutions for LTL (Less than truckload) carriers as well as TL (Truckload carriers), for warehouse management, for supply chain management and those others in shipping industry. Speed in that it helps shipping departments run faster, simplicity as in simplifying outbound logistics processes and reducing the supply chain management costs.
Logistics software solutions available in the market are able to adapt to the platforms you operate on be it Microsoft Windows, Linux or IBM iSeries platforms. Further, these software solutions also offers integration with other systems like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), warehouse management systems, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), accounting packages, rail providers, claims providers, government services, suppliers, load boards and many other systems.
Improve your overall logistics management from warehouse to inventory to purchasing management with logistics software. Further, the software allows you to run your business at lowest possible cost. The automation of your logistics processing also reduces errors thus you have speed along with accuracy.
Depending upon your business type you can choose the logistics software that offer you the features to suit your business. Some software solutions would cater to your trucking business while some other would offer features exclusively for your warehouse management, so there is a wide variety of logistics solutions that you could choose from. The software is available to be hosted on your server or you could opt for a cloud-based software.
Some of the general features that you get with logistics software includes various connectivity options like accessing the software from your desktop, from your laptop or from your smartphone or tablet while you are travelling. For your drivers there is connectivity via GPS tracking or MyRig. This means through logistics software your business always stays connected be it with your employees, customers or vendors.
The software provides easy to use interface so that will save time on staff training. Plus it offers mobile friendly features so that customers are able to check the status of their shipment on their mobile devices. Get real time updates on the movement of your shipments from warehouse to customer or in-between transit. All order fulfilment requirements are taken care of by the logistics software including packaging requirements, handling commercial and casual imports, and customs clearance. In other words, logistics software looks after both internal and external document management side of things.
Logistics software also has the feature of mapping services for fleet that can be viewed by both dispatchers and management. Further you can control the administrative access by allowing permission to those who can view it and those who cannot. If you run your operations from multiple locations, which most often you would be, then the software allows you to share data with your other locations or other divisions.
The software offers you to design your own reports and also provides you with status updates. All your users are able to see your global inventory in real time. Whether you have small or large facilities, the software supports your multi warehouse business. Further, the software offers your standardized reports such as inventory status, shipment status, tracking information and many more such reports. And when you design your own reports you are also able to customize your user security access to these reports. And you can also get automatic email notifications of key warehouse events in your inbox with logistics software.