Why it pays to integrate your warehouse software with your TMS.
When your Transport Management System (TMS) fully integrates with your warehouse software, the productivity of your whole operation soars. You’ll save on warehouse bandwidth, and reduce risk of error from trying to perform complex integrations between two systems.
You’ll have full oversight of what’s going on in the warehouse at the same time as knowing where your drivers are, what they’re carrying and whether or not they’re on schedule. Pickers and forklift drivers can access drivers’ ETAs and coordinate their preparation for the next load.
It’s cost effective to pay for only one software package. It makes sense to choose one that can integrate with everything you do, across the whole cycle of your business. Customers want reliable shipping options. Giving them visibility over their deliveries with access to the same software you use to manage things builds confidence in your services. It cuts back on time spent answering client queries.
TransVirtual’s TMS software saves you money. When you’re using the app for everything from pricing, scheduling, tracking and tracing, invoicing and even keeping on top of fleet maintenance, there’s a big drop in the type of human errors that can bleed time and money. Imagine maximising fuel usage and vehicle wear and tear by having real-time updates on driver availability and location. Match them with missed pickups and move freight in a route-optimised way — all with full transparency for everyone who needs to see it.
Reporting and strategic planning with TransVirtual is a breeze. You’ll see where bottlenecks occur and where wasteful processes are costing you money. The software integrates with popular accounting programs like Xero and MYOB, cutting down considerably on admin and time.
We’re all about giving you back control of your business, and handing you back your time. Invest that time back in the business or take more holidays with your family, knowing you can have full oversight of your whole operation from the device in your pocket.
The online retail boom has raised the delivery expectations of consumers. Increased demand for products has squeezed traditional freight arrangements. Consumers want fast, reliable delivery, with reasonable shipping costs.
Package weight and dimensions are important. Consider making the most of the space within a box. Avoid large boxes with lots of empty space. You’ll also need to factor in where the package is going. Sometimes there are extra fees.
When what you’re sending is too large for the mail, but it’s too small to fill a whole truck, it’s called a ‘less than truckload’ shipment, or LTL. These loads leave a lot of wasted space in trucks. Carriers don’t like shipping small loads ‘empty miles’.