Modules help brokers,
3PLs take tighter control
Nov 7, 2009 2:05 PM
TransCore’s Logistics Software, a transportation management system (TMS), has added three modules to help truck freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) take tighter control of operations.
•The Carrier Pay Rate Calculator is a negotiating tool putting the broker in control when selecting a carrier. Whether a carrier bills at a flat rate, per mile, hundred weight (CWT), ton, piece, or percentage of cost, the Carrier Pay Rate Calculator analyzes the carrier’s bid, including accessorial charges, the shipper’s rate, and calculates profitability of the load. With a simple user interface, the broker can negotiate with his carrier and decide on a final rate within seconds.
•The Dispatch Control Screen provides a single screen containing carrier history, lane rates, customer credit status, and other useful information. At a glance, truck freight brokers and 3PLs have full visibility to match loads.
•Using a single-touch interface with Microsoft Excel as well as ready-made templates, Report Writer takes standard reports and turns them into intuitive, visual information on Days-Sales-Outstanding (DSO) and other critical customer and carrier trends. The customers’ charts, reports, and bar graphs are updated real-time with information taken from Logistics Software.
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