Transite offers shipping optimization
Apr 1, 2009 12:00 PM
Transite Technology has introduced shipping optimization to its suite of technology offerings for the transportation management market. The company's optimization technology enables a shipper to logically aggregate, schedule, and route shipments to lower the cost of freight. Transite's optimization technology dovetails into any transportation management process and delivers customer benefits including:
Allowing cost-effective merging of shipments across multiple plants and distribution centers, regardless of where located, for maximum efficiency.
Planning for the complex inbound supply chain from multiple vendors, inbound to different plants and distribution centers.
Maximizing vehicle capacities by recognizing mixes of product that “weight out”, “cube out,” and/or are limited by pallet capacity.
Working with mixed temperature loads with both dry and chilled product (optional mixing where product characteristics permit).
Scheduling private fleet operations or common carrier TL service plus LTL and multi-stop loads.
Integrating pool distribution for outbound loads — optimal use of drops at regional distribution carrier depots in lieu of LTL or direct deliveries, including a mix of pool and direct drops on one load.
Consolidating inbound — plans TL picks at regional consolidation facilities in lieu of LTL or direct pick-ups, including a mix of consolidation and direct pick-up on one load.
Recognizing DOT hours of service rules, customer dock schedule restrictions, load and unload times, and impacts of driver delays on carrier load acceptance.
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