Transportation Management

Transportation Management

Global transportation control

End-to-end visibility with global network control

Run your global supply chain with greater agility, adaptability,and efficiency when you can control your multi-modal transportation network. Infor’s enterprise transportation control tower helps you orchestrate partners and service providers around the world with transparency and oversight, from origin until delivery to the final customer. Monitor and manage shipping activities across business units, geographies, and multiple modes to transform customer experience and intelligently leverage your freight spend.

Transportation Management at a glance

  • Single cloud platform for visibility, planning, and execution
  • International and domestic inbound and outbound transportation flows
  • Global community of logistics service providers
  • Extend visibility and collaboration
  • Connect and control existing TMS investments

Highlights and core functionality

Real-time shipment tracking around the globe with GPS and AI-based, predictive ETA transforms your multi-enterprise supply chain visibility. Monitor orders and shipments worldwide with digitalized connections, across suppliers and 3PLs, customs brokers, carriers, and modes. Address disruptions swiftly with real-time alerts and richer decision support for better outcomes. Improve customer delivery even as the speed of business accelerates.

Track and trace is not enough. Visibility to actual transportation plans across multiple legs, modes, and service providers is needed to support better decision-making, risk management, and continuous improvement. Plans are compared to actual execution details to spot developing problems before they impact delivery. Improve cost containment, 3PL accountability, and carrier performance, manage risk and avoid disruption with intelligent itinerary and transport plan visibility.

Consolidate and plan shipments across modes and geographies with unprecedented automation and efficiency. Optimize carrier selection for lowest cost and best service, asset utilization, routing, and scheduling. Trigger hands-off, automated processes for order flows based on unique business rules, contracts, and more. Powerful multi-leg, multi-mode optimization designed for rapid and robust cloud performance works continuously to drive freight cost control during planning.

Your load plans can be tendered or booked automatically, extending the benefits of efficient, hands-off execution from other Infor applications. Supplier transportation bookings at origin and ASN creation can be added to extend visibility and control. Generate critical documents for VGM compliance and customs. Not just a booking portalyou’ll find more global freight capacity accessible on our platform, with higher-quality data because of worldwide shipper adoption.

Improve logistics throughput beginning at origin with solutions that automate supplier packing, labeling, and shipping processes. Make use of scan & pack operations, even RFID labels, to generate advance shipping notices, promote greater receiving efficiency at DCs and warehouses, and enable direct ship and cross-dock programs. Automate supplier freight booking requirements for faster transit cycles. Benefit from work-in-process tracking and earlier delay alerts.

Freight is a major expense that companies struggle to accrue for accurately. Gain end-to-end cost projection and dynamic cost tracking for earlier insight to freight spending trends, with granular cost tracking and configurable allocations. Track your freight spend, not just your shipments.

Streamline and continuously improve the integrated lifecycle of transportation contract sourcing and spot bids to contain global freight costs. Run complex bid events with less labor and better outcomes. Strategically reduce the number of carriers and 3PLs in use to improve service and negotiate lower rates. Manage all freight contracts online and drive company-wide routing compliance. Ensure that transportation value negotiated is also value realized for the enterprise.

With greater emphasis on sustainability and carbon footprints among global enterprises, it’s vital to address transportation activities and decisions that affect emissions. Carbon Emissions Analysis tracks your ocean freight environmental impact and supports strategic supply chain decisions to control it. Evaluate carbon output by lane, by carrier, by geography, and by port to drive tactical transportation direction and overall supply chain environmental goals.

Identify your best—and worst—logistics partners with a 360-degree view of carrier interactions and performance. Drive more productive business reviews and service improvement with objective metrics. Reward your best partners to protect capacity and reduce service volatility. Details about service-level compliance, booking response times, and data quality and completeness add to the comprehensive transportation partner management capabilities.

Better freight spend control demands accurate, centrally-managed, multimodal rating from contracts and market sources. Quickly rate new shipments or evaluate faster transit options with detailed contract rates or spot rates across carriers and geographies. Rating web service integration with other business applications improves compliance.

Transform global logistics strategies

Track the contracts, rates, and daily decisions with carriers and 3PLs that are feeding your enterprise freight costs, and you have the business intelligence to drive major savings initiatives. Add powerful supply chain and transportation visibility to your current global systems with Transportation Management on the Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network.

Multi-modal rating
Freight Spend Visibility

Freight is a major expense that companies struggle to accrue for accurately. Gain end-to-end cost projection and dynamic cost tracking for earlier insight to freight spending trends, with granular cost tracking and configurable allocations. Track your freight spend, not just your shipments.

Logistics collaboration
Logistics collaboration

Network technology connects your worldwide partners to help you face accelerating business cycles. Check work-in-progress across suppliers and contract manufacturers. Monitor supplier bookings with your forwarders. Improve visibility and cross-dock or DC bypass strategies, leverage postponement, and contain costs.

3PL flexibility
3PL flexibility

Work with multiple 3PLs and forwarders across the globe, and keep full supply chain visibility and business intelligence within a single platform. Focus on service relationships and performance, measure partners objectively, source global freight contracts directly, and mitigate 3PL outsourcing risks in critical operations.

Continuous improvement
Continuous improvement

End-to-end supply chain visibility delivers critical insights about service providers, delivery performance, and inventory velocity. Achieve both transportation performance improvement and cost reduction goals when you can measure actual outcomes against the plan with Network Transportation Management analytics.

Lower supply chain costs
Lower supply chain costs

Reduce inventory and associated carrying costs by systematically refining your transportation planning. With detailed metrics, execution analysis, and transport optimization, you can reduce your buffer inventories safely. Smarter transportation procurement, rating accuracy, and optimized execution significantly reduce freight spend.

Respond faster to disruption
Respond faster to disruption

Mitigate late delivery risks and respond faster to disruptions with real-time visibility and alerts for the affected orders, items, inventory, and customers. Earlier warning to product delays means more time for alternate fulfillment options or transportation plans that can reduce expedited shipping expenses.

The world at your fingertips

Tame the complexities of multi-geography, multi-party supply chains with Infor. Our industry-leading transportation control tower platform extends visibility across many stakeholders to improve collaboration in the face of supply chain challenges.

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