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What are the key business processes of a logistics business?

The logistics industry plays a crucial role in supply chains. Simply said, it means transportation and delivery of goods from one location to another, but getting stuff from here to there is not an easy job! There are bound to be problems along the way, and real-time decisions need to be taken to reroute the journey to overcome a variety of obstacles. This decision making requires a lot of experience and management, since a lot of money is often involved.

The key business processes of this industry are:

  1. Transportation management - Coordinating the movement of the materials, including shipping, tracking, and delivery.

  2. Inventory management - Now that the world is moving from Just in time to Just-in-case inventory management, we need to change the way how we track and manage the inventory and flow of goods and materials between the warehouses.

  3. Warehousing and distribution - Ensuring proper storage of the inventory, and planning inventory levels across geography to smoothen the distribution ebbs and tides.

  4. Supply chain management - optimizing all aspects of the distribution from the source to the consumers.

  5. Freight bill auditing and timely payment - Managing expenses and inventory investment appropriately over the entire supply chain.

  6. Network optimization - Continuously optimizing the logistics network routes to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

  7. Compliance - Adhering to all laws and regulations related to logistics, safety over cost.

In other words, Logistics is a very tough business involving a lot of moving parts and optimizations. But, did you see that all of the above processes involve a lot of real-time calculations and can be automated? Would you agree that software can be a game-changer in a logistics business?


How Zimeshare can help in automating your processes


What is a Transportation management software (TMS) ?


As you may understand via the above video from Bluejay, a transportation management system (TMS) is a software that helps companies plan, execute, and track shipments via:

  1. Mode and Carrier selection: The first question a TMS helps answer is that of ascertaining the mode of transport based on shipment priority (via cost allowance, service level, and many other factors). Once a user decides the mode of transport, the TMS helps in finding the best carrier.

  2. Route planning and optimization: Once the mode and the carrier are decided, the TMS helps find most efficient route for the shipment based on distance, transit time, and cargo weight and any warehouses in between requiring replenishment.

  3. Automatic Booking: Once the carrier and the route are decided, all you need to do is order - this step can easily be accomplished via the TMS by calling APIs of the integrated carriers and placing the order.

  4. Freight audit and payment: The TMS automates the process of auditing and paying freight invoices, reducing the risk of errors and overpayments.

  5. Real-time Tracking: One of the most important functions of the TMS is to provide a map-based dashboard to track the real-time location and status of shipments. This dashboard should allow drill-down functionality as well.

    A peak into our Real-time Tracking Dashboard

    We can help you track the location of vehicles and shipments in real-time by providing a map-based dashboard, and calculating ETAs. This increased visibility by graphical means allows companies to easily plan routes and make adjustments as needed. This can help reduce costs and increase the speed of delivery, leading to increased customer satisfaction as well as revenue.

      



  6. Document management: Generating and storing the shipping documents (like approvals, bills of lading, packing lists, invoices), usually in the cloud.

  7. Insights and Analytics: Provides data and insights on transportation costs, carrier performance, and other key metrics in a graphical format, so you can take exports and create reports for management reporting.

  8. Multi-modal support: Allows users to plan, execute and track shipments by different modes of transportation, such as truck, rail, air, and ocean


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A dashboard-based software which makes it super-easy to search inventory across warehouses.



See LIVE DEMO of Quick Inventory Finder      

Zimeshare's Quick Inventory Finder software allows you to:
  1. Instant Search: Quickly search parts by name, tags, sku, description and see their spread across your supply chain.
  2. Detailed Search: Conduct a detailed by location and (parent) categories to see your in-stock items per (parent) category, filterable per location.
  3. Multi-level Access: Team members can be created and allowed the access of only checkin or checkout, while only Administrators can manage warehouses, categories etc.
  4. Real-time inventory tracking: The search provides real-time data of the item at that moment, across the supply chain.

  5. Customizability: We can easily extend the software as per your request. Usual extensions requested are:
    • Software can be extended to give access of checkin of only certain skus or categories or locations or a combination of these.
    • Custom Alerts (SMS, Whatsapp, Email) can be set as soon as inventory is checked in, or approvals can be taken for checkout.
    • Automated alerts can be setup for low or high inventory marks.
    • Composite products: Need compatibility with composite products, which are dependent on spare parts across your supply chain? We can add that for you!
    • Barcode scanning: To allow users to quickly checkin or checkout items and update inventory levels.
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