Meg McInnes, Freight Operations Manager
Several complex factors such fuel, labor rates, and even traffic can impact a freight budget on a day-to-day basis. While these uncontrollable factors may or may not work in favor of logistics always, careful evaluation of controllable elements can help companies identify and remediate roadblocks. In a sector of increased competitiveness with demanding customers, utilizing business intelligence tools and analytics can help logistics in creating value while keeping the operational costs low by making better-informed decisions.
Identifying this need, Global Transportation Management Solutions (GTMS) is offering a multitude of cloud-based transportation management and business intelligence solutions, including shipment execution, tracking, invoice accuracy and payments, reporting, and more to help freight industry get the most from logistics operations. “The GTMS platform provides a holistic and real-time view of controllable and non-controllable factors in the form of actionable insights to help our customers improve their freight efficiency,” explains Meg McInnes, Freight Operations Manager of GTMS.
GTMS’ business intelligence engine enables transportation companies to deliver on-time service, accurate invoices, and optimal allocation. GTMS solutions are carefully designed based upon a controllable cost avoidance strategy, which benefits all the stakeholders, including e-retailers, manufacturers, consumers, and carriers.
“Most of our potential customers are not aware of how several controllable and uncontrollable factors affect their business operations,” says McInnes. “All of our solutions are specifically designed to help clients effectively manage their logistics spend from shipment creation to payment.”
The company’s Transport Management System (TMS) provides real-time visibility into all shipping activities and also delivers reporting and analysis to help the decision-makers determine the best course of action and improve their freight efficiency.
Furthermore, the scalable and user-friendly TMS platform supports all modes of transportation, both domestic and international.
GTMS platform provides a holistic and real-time view of controllable and non-controllable factors in the form of actionable insights to help our customers improve their freight efficiency
The smart routing capability of GTMS automatically selects the best carrier service based on the delivery area, weight, time and date, business rules, and other crucial requirements,- enabling cost savings through optimal utilization of time and resources.
Also, the company’s GL coding system comprehensively audits carrier invoices, helps in recovering savings from billing inaccuracies, and automatically creates invoices for payment. The system eliminates shipment auditing errors and allows companies to secure full refunds while delivering actionable insights to help optimize the overall transport spend.
GTMS’ industry-leading freight management experts collaborate with clients to understand their KPIs and offer customized solutions based on their unique business requirements. The company’s implementation team then standardizes the data from carriers and maps it onto the GTMS system. The transit reports and notifications then update truckers about the position of the shipments, delivery time, and other crucial notifications.
Once while working with a small company, the GTMS team discovered that the client managed their entire transportation and freight management on an Excel spreadsheet. GTMS established standard operating procedures for several of the client’s business processes, including shipment and also the payment transactions. This capability allowed the client to bridge the gap between different departments and operate effectively while tackling roadblocks and minimizing costs. The shipper tracker feature helped the client with event tracking on every transaction and also updated end-customers about their shipment whereabouts. This capability helped the end-customers stay updated on their shipment details and reduced the number of incoming customer service calls.
GTMS has assisted hundreds of such clients using business intelligence tools to create smarter shipping habits, through controllable cost monitoring functions and KPIs. Collectively, GTMS opens up the logistics landscape to a more optimized modus operandi, thereby helping attain business excellence.