Priority Freight’s bespoke transport management system: giving control back to the client
When you are relying on your logistics partner to deliver your essential consignment on time, knowing its location at any given moment goes a long way towards maintaining confidence – especially when your supply chain is complex or you are dealing with time-critical shipments.
So, choosing a logistics company with a sophisticated transport management system (TMS) makes a great deal of sense, whatever your requirements.
What is a transport management system?
A TMS is an interactive platform of supply chain management designed to reduce costs and improve service on consignments. It helps with planning and decision making, transportation execution, transport follow-up and the measurement of KPIs.
Previously available only to major shippers, thanks to cloud and web-based systems, the benefits of a TMS are now more accessible and less costly to deploy and maintain.
At Priority Freight, we have invested in our own in-house TMS, to help provide a more streamlined and transparent service for our customers. We developed a bespoke system to match the bespoke nature of our business, because we needed a TMS which could be tailored to meet our customers’ individual needs.
Our web-based TMS places all modes of transportation and processes into a single system, covering everything from part/packaging management to transport management and customisable reporting.
It allows our operations teams to centralise consignment and cost tracking, enabling us to plan more cost-effectively. While offering extended visibility to our customers and strategic partners, allowing you to see where your consignment is, and be confident that it will be delivered on time.
Since it is cloud-based, it can be accessed from any location, on any browser and device. So, we can use it anywhere and so can our customers, as it requires no download or installation of software on to their own systems.
To meet the needs of our customers and partners worldwide, our TMS operates with multiple languages, currencies and metrics, making it an ideal tool to fulfil the global nature of Priority Freight’s services.
How does the TMS benefit Priority Freight’s customers?
Our TMS helps us to capture all the critical information needed to successfully manage any type of shipment – simple or complex. This includes complete shipment history, detailed in-transit comments and standardised status types, e.g. awaiting collection, in transit and delivered. Our TMS¬ ensures our clients have full visibility, from collection to delivery, providing confidence that your shipment will be delivered on time, allowing you to better plan inventory levels and avoid inventory backlogs.
The reports and analytics produced enable us to assess the performance of the carrier selected for the consignment, and this valuable insight helps to ensure that we pick the carriers best suited for each job.
The advanced and detailed information provided allows us to follow the most effective and consistent processes, analyse every stage of the journey and optimise route planning. All this helps us to design the most cost-effective solutions tailored to you.
For more about how our TMS helps, see: TMS – tracking towards business success
Exciting times are ahead as our developers continue to enhance our TMS to further support us in our day-to-day operation.