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What is the Significance of Logistics Automation in a TMS?

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Monday, February 17, 2020

To fight rising transportation overheads, the logistics automation features in a TMS makes it easy for users around the country to implement policies that deliver instant freight savings. The instance implies that TMS application is built with novel web services architecture to receive live carrier prices over the internet.

FREMONT, CA: Today, automation or automatic control, in general, is recognized as the use of multiple control systems for operating tools like machinery, processes in factories, boilers, and heat treating ovens, and other applications with least or decreased human interruption. Some methods have been completely automated.

The most significant benefit of automation is that it saves labor; however, it is also employed to save energy and materials and to enhance quality and precision. 

The Decrease in Costly Errors    

Logistics automation features like integration to the commodities via the ERP system and access to the address book along with automatic storage and entry of accessorial and fuel surcharges will have businesses never worrying about keying in the wrong data. The types of standard data entry errors will lead to amplified shipping expenses like having to pay for shipping twice or paying an elevated freight rate due to entering an incorrect commodity freight categorization.

Accessibility of Transportation Mode Option and Real-Time Freight Rates  

To fight rising transportation overheads, the logistics automation features in a TMS makes it easy for users around the country to implement policies that deliver instant freight savings. The instance implies that TMS application is built with novel web services architecture to receive live carrier prices over the internet. When one has various carriers to pick from based on expenditure, transit time, and insurance, it empowers businesses to make the best choice for the specific shipment, thus saving them money over the long haul.

Increased Customer Service 

How much does it cost for a business to lose a customer? With logistics automation features in a TMS like real-time freight tracking, proper insurance, auto pick-up, and freight accounting built to the custom specifications, the business and its customers are enabled to know how much the shipment will cost. Additionally, they will also know when the cargo will arrive at its destination through automatic notifications. 

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