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Warehouse and transport optimization: a breathtaking stage towards load carrier traceability
15 June, 2023
3min. reading time
In top logistics, proper coordination between the warehouse management system (WMS) and the transportation management system (TMS) is critical. The difference in understanding between these two systems can cause delays and unnecessary backlogs in the logistics stage. Fortunately, an integrated solution for the Boltrics WMS and TMS has now been developed to ensure that you need to perform fewer manual actions. This solution focuses on carrier traceability. Do you use the Boltrics TMS in combination with another WMS? Then this jewel is also available to you through integration.
One of the biggest challenges in the transportation process is ensuring the traceability of individual load carriers. It allows you to track delivery status, defect registration, damage registration, and follow-up at top speed. It is also often desirable to group carriers by unit or commodity type, such as ADR, Feed, or Food. This makes it possible to use different rate calculations.
Warehousing and Transportation: different understandings
The warehouse is all about picking and bundling customer items onto a single load carrier. It is all about the sprint of the picking process and the seamless placement of the item, including the corresponding batch. This creates a challenging difference in understanding between the warehouse and the transportation process. Similar to a platoon splitting during a hilly stage.
Integration between WMS and TMS
To meet this challenge, the integration between WMS and TMS has been optimized. It is now possible to effortlessly translate a stock-out into a clear and streamlined transport order. Even if it consists of one or more mixed pallets. This transport order contains product lines with corresponding individual load carriers. This allows efficient tracking and allows the platoon to keep moving at full speed.
How do we deploy this sprint to efficiency?
The updated integration between WMS and TMS offers several options. It depends on your situation. If you use WMS and TMS, you can use the new status feature. This allows you to create and set the desired grouping of carriers. Do you use an external warehouse? Then you can use the new data integration message RCV-SHIPM-TO-ORDER as an explosive sprint to efficiency.
Getting started with carrier grouping
For both options, you must create a grouping. You can do this by searching for “Transport Carrier Grouping”. You can then set up this grouping as a grouping code in the appropriate function. For example, you may want to group the carriers in your results by product code and carrier type. And based on that, you want to generate commodity lines with that product code as the commodity code. Want to get started with carrier grouping? Then you can use the example below as a setup for the grouping code:
Implementing integration between WMS and TMS is like a heroic sprint in cycling. It allows you, as a logistics provider, to pick up the pace, leave the competition behind, and take a giant step toward optimal efficiency. Tracking and tracing of carriers and goods is achieved at the speed of a professional cyclist. So hit the pedals, set an explosive sprint and go for logistics gold!