The Transwide platform provides value to all participants in the transportation and logistics cycle. If you are providing 3PL or 4PL services, increasing visibility and operational efficiencies has extra importance, as it enhances your ability to collaborate with both your customers and partners while increasing your profitability. Transwide’s customer base includes many large 3PL/4PL organizations. Combined with the freight exchange solutions offered by our sister companies under the Wolters Kluwer Transport Services banner - Teleroute, Nolis, and Bursa -Transwide is uniquely qualified to address any 3PL or 4PL’s needs. Some examples of how Transwide is used by 3PL/4Pls:
Sourcing new partners
Transwide’s sourcing solution, twSource, is being used by 3PLs to identify and partner with new sub-contractors. Leveraging our easy-to-use tools and our global network of 18,000+ carriers and LSPs, it’s never been easier to find the ideal partner to suit the needs of you and your customers.
Streamlining transportation execution
Transwide TMS helps automate and streamline processes for 3PLs who manage the logistics operations for manufacturing companies. P&O Ferrymasters and Tata Steel use Transwide, collaboratively, to electronically communicate with their carrier community. Tata Steel’s transport orders are electronically communicated to P&O Ferrymasters, and intelligently allocated to carriers and/or subcontractors based on trade lanes, business rules or quotas. Transwide enables both Tata Steel and P&O Ferrymasters to monitor the status of shipments and deliveries, access and view Proof of Deliveries (“PODs”) and report on the respective performance metrics that drive continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.
Dock scheduling for warehouse operators
Maximize the efficiency of your warehousing operation by leveling the number of (un)loading appointments throughout the workday. By allowing carriers to book their own appointment and limiting those appointments to the availability and/or constraints of your resources (human, physical, operational). For a 3PL, the Transwide twSlot module eliminates time spent on handling appointment requests via phone, fax and e-mail, and minimizes the pain of last minute adjustments when a carrier changes an appointment. Using twSlot, 3PL/4PLs like Kuehne & Nagel and DHL have been able to reduce manpower, eliminate thousands of waiting hours, maximize capacity and output at their facilities, and spread loading operations evenly across the work day.