Increase your visibility on inbound raw materials and parts to keep of your supply chain moving.
- specialised transportation equipment requirements
- extensive storage and loading space requirements
- premium placed on efficiencies for inbound delivery and outbound shipments
- mixed loads and multi-stop deliveries and shipments
- high frequency of stock transfers requiring inter-company freight moves
- transportation process is often managed by multiple suppliers
- coordination of multiple logistics partners and workflow processes
- often use a common logistic provider across multiple sites
The transportation process in the machinery industry typically involves multiple parties. A centralised communication strategy will help you to optimise transportation and data workflows between the multiple parties throughout the logistics cycle and reduce the risk of operational error and supply / demand chain disruptions.
As a manufacturer of machinery, you require enhanced visibility on inbound and outbound shipments of raw materials, parts and final product. Considering the high value of products to be shipped, you and your logistics service providers place a premium on having a strong communication and collaboration platform to increase operational efficiency and real-time visibility. A Software-as-a-service Solution provides the ideal means to rapidly connect with and incorporate your suppliers in your supply chain process.
Transwide TMS solutions will help you throughout the shipping and receiving processes. Whether it’s sourcing the right logistics providers, facilitating transportation planning, streamlining the execution and settlement processes, or enhancing your KPI reporting capabilities, Transwide TMS will create instant value and rapid return on your investment for your business.
For example, execution timestamps and notifications at key milestones of your transportation process will allow you to stay in control of resource planning and the ensure the quality and performance of carriers and LSPs. This is particularly true for the machinery industry, where just-in-time delivery is paramount to your production cycle and meeting the commitments necessary to delight your customers.
A robust appointment scheduling solution will increase predictability of your inbound and outbound freight and ensure the accuracy of your production and fulfillment planning and execution. As a result, Transwide TMS will help you increase “turn-times” and, consequently, reduce inventory and cost by supporting just-in-time manufacturing processes and on-time delivery. For manufacturers of heavy equipment, the solution will also contribute to the safety and security objectives at your production plants and distribution facilities. Ultimately, your business will benefit from an enhanced partner relationships and customer satisfaction.