With so many moving parts in auto transport, logistics in the world of shipping can frequently be very complicated. Managing an auto transport shipping business is all-encompassing – determining which vehicle arrives where, finding drivers, tracking loads, defining delivery time, communicating to customers and running your business on top of it all.
This is where a Shipper TMS (Transportation Management System) comes in. While manpower is clearly a factor, having the right software in place is a game-changer and has a multitude of benefits. Technology is intended to make our lives easier and keep us connected, and a TMS system by the right partner embodies that.
With so many different Shipper TMS partners in the auto transport industry, it’s easy to get lost buzzwords. We’re happy to break it all down here with just a few key benefits of more specifically leveraging an advanced auto transport Shipper TMS.
When integrating a Shipper TMS software into your workflow, you will come to find just how quickly and effectively it will influence other aspects of daily operations.
An advanced Shipper TMS that is able to connect with other software, like an accounting software or a load board, is your key to supercharging your operational workflow.”
With a digital system, as is the Shipper TMS, comes efficiency. With a combined removed risk of human error, less time playing phone tag, and quick access to all your documents in one place not only keeps you moving faster, but easier. If you also happen to be working in tandem with an inventory management system, you are able to get an overall combined supply chain visibility that is required to make business decisions that allow for further cost savings while simultaneously decreasing inefficiencies.
Streamlining office work is important, too. Having to jump through different hoops and portals just to send something as simple but necessary as an invoice is beyond annoying and not how your valuable time could be spent. This is where an advanced Shipper TMS that is able to connect with other software, like an accounting software or a load board, is your key to supercharging your operational workflow. There is a world where you can manage vehicles and your auto transport shipping business all in one hyper connected platform.
With fewer errors, and less time spent correcting them, the effective use of a TMS system allows for shippers to decrease costs. And in turn, they can leverage these savings back to investing in their business and team.
The less hassle and the easier it is for technology to pair up and handshake, the quicker it makes the process go along…”
For shippers who are still using more manual and fragmented processes, like spreadsheets and disjointed technology, you are missing out on potential business-changing financial data. When operating on a Shipper TMS, you gain a single place to manage all of your shipping transactions. When you match this single source as an arsenal of data and back it with a software like QuickBooks connected to your TMS, you are able to build custom reports on your data in a single, more accurate source of truth. The less hassle and the easier it is for technology to pair up and handshake, the quicker it makes the process go along, saving both time and money for all parties involved.
In the auto transport shipping industry, it is known that not one size fits all. When it comes to running a successful and efficient business, shippers need to be able to customize and optimize a program to fit their needs. With a Shipper TMS software, not only are you able to browse through a wide range of customizations that best fit your needs, but it will work to ensure that any existing software and new solutions play well together.
Once again, the logistics of reporting and dispatching are absolutely essential. Utilizing manual or outdated methods is bound to bring things to a screeching halt, disrupting productivity and costing both the shipper and potentially the receiver. This is an undesirable outcome, to say the least. However, with an intuitive dashboard within the Shipper TMS, shippers can generate reports directly. This data is essential in business analysis and keeping everything running smoothly.
In any line of industry, keeping customers happy is the top priority. With a Shipper TMS system in place, you are able to access real-time data and statistics about the cost of shipping, the accuracy of arrival times, and the distance it has until it arrives at the intended destination. This is especially key for auto transport brokers and auto auction transport and operations teams.
With a Shipper TMS system in place, you are able to access real-time data and statistics…”
Specifically with Super Dispatch, our Shipper TMS provides your customer an easy-to-use customer portal that they can access at any time, taking away the hassle of shippers having to spend time communicating between the carrier and the customer while also decreasing any wait time for your customer. As the shipper, this is key in getting your valuable time back while also impressing your customers and increasing return business.
We’ve talked lot about the Shipper TMS here. So how exactly does Super Dispatch differ from our competitors? The answer can be found in our Super Loadboard.
Our Super Loadboard is a smart marketplace that saves you time and effort by connecting your backend office to a reliable network of vetted carriers. By minimizing the time spent jumping between websites and apps, you can get work done more effectively. Since the Super Loadboard is backed by automated carrier matching and our load-matching team, it gives you a greater ability to manage more loads and track shipments more easily.
Another key feature is the ability to fill out all your necessary documents digitally which not only makes your company ‘greener’, but also eliminates the time-consuming process of recovering lost paper trails or missing important documents.
All of these benefits work together and allow you to move more cars faster, smarter, and better.
There are a ton of different Shipper TMS partners in the auto transport industry, but the key takeaway here is that a more advanced system is the way to go. You’ll get the most bang for your buck, an easy way to instantly elevate your business, and get valuable time back to your team to focus on the most critical elements of your operation.
Curious about how the Super Dispatch Shipper TMS can be the partner for you? Sign up today to speak to a specialist about how we can help you.Published on May 21, 2021
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