A powerful Transport Management System helps you execute your activities as efficiently as possible. Doing so, a TMS helps you to optimize routes, compare prices for external carriers, and automatically share information with your customers. However, no matter the possibilities in your TMS, your employees, and planners will always have an essential role in streamlining your transport activities. Quickly respond to unexpected events, find a way to deliver urgent orders against all odds, and act effectively in the event of irregularities. That is what your employees excel in. And it is precisely this synergy between human qualities and your logistics software that takes your operation to a higher level.

Visual planning in your TMS

One of the functionalities that emphasizes the collaboration between your employees and IT is a visual plan screen in your TMS. With this, your planners directly have an overview of the trips and correlating resources. For each trip, the route is shown on the map. Furthermore, planners can add addresses to an existing route or combine stops to create a new trip, while keeping an eye out for the total number of load meters on the route. In short, the visual planning screen makes sure you have all the required information right at hand.

What does the visual planning screen look like?

Just like all other aspects of Boltrics’ logistics software, the planning screen can be configured flexibly. For example, you can determine what files to show or what colors to distinguish different types of addresses with. However, users can also enlarge or reduce the components on the screen or apply filters to the displayed addresses on the map. Helping them focus on the specific task at hand. Furthermore, planners can in no time switch between the visual display of the routes on the map and the available resources to assign available trucks, trailers, and drivers. Are you curious how it looks? Underneath you’ll find a small preview of the graphical planning.

The transportation process from order to invoice

Boltrics’ visual planning screen is just one of the functionalities in the TMS to help you streamline your transport orders. Do you want to be guided through the entire workflow? Sign up for the free live webinar on Thursday, July 4, at 10.00 AM. During this webinar, we’ll share in just 45 minutes how you can support your transport processes from A to Z. Including the latest functionalities.

Note: the live webinar on July 4 is in Dutch.