The SupplyOn solution
For SupplyOn, the transport management process begins with the customer’s materials demand notification as an electronic message – and this is where the SupplyOn TM system differs fundamentally from other TM systems on the market. The materials demand notification forms the basis for a transport order because it already contains transport-relevant information, e.g. quantity (from which the transport weight can be determined), packaging regulations (and thus volume and loading meters) and deadline (and thus the urgency of a shipment).
This is where transparency regarding the actual transport services begins – and with it the opportunity to intervene in order to manage the processes and reduce costs. The supplier merely needs to enter the quantity to be transported into the system or to confirm the specified quantity from the order or the delivery instruction. However, the final order for transport is being placed automatically by the system – based on rates and rules – in the name of the company paying for the freight.
The system calculates the number of loading meters required for transport prior to commissioning and allows full cost transparency for the ordering party from the very beginning. Because it is the ordering party who knows all the framework conditions in detail, the ordering party can react and actually identify the most reasonably priced carrier in case of doubt.
Each transport order is documented in the TM system and can be clearly matched to the underlying order or demand notification. As a result, the correct internal allocation of transport costs is no longer a problem. In addition, all transport orders are documented in an audit-compliant manner.
If a company wants to replace a carrier, all that needs to be done in the system is to update a single field in the optimization rules. The high administrative outlay which in the past made it difficult to switch to a more reasonably priced provider is now completely eliminated.
In addition, the fact that the actual transport orders are seamlessly documented means that correct freight data are available. On the basis of these data, the transport network can be optimized and transport services put out to tender and negotiated more easily.