Effective freight tracking is essential for any business that needs to keep up with the movement of goods from point A to point B. However, managing freight tracking with multiple software platforms is a time-consuming responsibility that can leave you feeling overwhelmed.
If you are responsible for managing freight shipping by visiting multiple carrier websites – or worse, contacting them directly – you know how quickly problems can compound. Add together spreadsheets, manual entry into software, and status update emails, and you have a recipe for chaos. There has to be a better way, right?
The answer is a resounding yes. Tracking freight with a single, unified software platform eliminates the hassle of managing multiple systems. If your current Transportation Management System (TMS) isn’t up to the task, now is the time to invest in a software platform that can accommodate your TMS freight tracking needs.
The Problems with Conventional Freight Tracking Methods
Wasted time and data integrity issues are the two major setbacks associated with conventional methods of tracking freight using spreadsheets and multiple pieces of software. You can never recoup lost hours spent on these labor-intensive tasks:
- Tracking freight manually.
- Handling back-and-forth calls and emails.
- Reporting status updates to interested parties.
Data collected through disparate systems often lacks accuracy and has to be double-checked, which further delays shipping times. And even when the data is initially correct, communication lags can make information stale by the time it’s necessary to use, delaying decision-making and other essential business functions.
Inefficient processes can become a significant liability for companies, affecting finances and reputation. And, as the volume of freight increases, problems will grow more troublesome over time.
Eventually, you’ll reach a tipping point where you need a more robust solution for your TMS tracking needs.
The Benefits of a Comprehensive TMS Freight Tracking System
Scattered data produces scattered results, but an integrated TMS can bring much-needed order to the chaos. A comprehensive freight tracking platform allows operations managers, supply chain managers, and freight managers to spend less time tracking shipments and more time focusing on their core business.
A practical, single-source TMS solution provides seamless freight tracking where all interested parties can receive up-to-date information in a matter of seconds.
Virtually all communication waste is eliminated, leaving you to manage exceptions and focus on more significant business functions. From delivery status details to shipment cost breakdowns, having all the data in one place prevents unnecessary delays and helps you make smarter decisions that preserve the bottom line.
The data integrity problems associated with disparate systems and manual reporting will become a thing of the past. Comprehensive freight tracking software allows for accurate ETAs, queries, and performance metrics. Plus, its scalability ensures that your business can grow without straining data management resources.
The right platform will also include other tools to help connect tracking data to other logistics functions, including:
- Route optimization
Having the right tools in your toolbox will enable you to achieve real-time visibility from a centralized location, putting your company at the pinnacle of efficiency.
The TMS platform to help you achieve critical business objectives is our CloudLogix supply chain logistics platform.
Why CloudLogix is the Single TMS Solution You Need
Your company’s resources are valuable and shouldn’t be wasted on multiple manual processes. We offer a comprehensive, easy-to-use TMS platform that is designed to help you save time and money.
Our cloud-based system allows you to manage all freight tracking needs in one place, eliminating the need for multiple logins and clunky spreadsheets.
The tracking tool in our platform is quick to implement, highly user-friendly, and integrates seamlessly with existing systems. By leveraging the power of our TMS platform, you can realize a positive return on your investment while streamlining data management and gaining unprecedented business visibility.
We have extensive experience in the logistics field and pride ourselves on providing users with industry-leading support. We don’t just provide a platform and leave you to your own devices. We want to help you get the most out of your TMS solution, so we offer custom onboarding, training, and ongoing support to ensure you get the most out of our software.
Schedule a Demo of CloudLogix Today
Ready to take your freight tracking operations to the next level? Contact us to schedule a demo of the CloudLogix platform.
We’ll show you how our innovative system can help you simplify and streamline your company’s TMS freight tracking system. If you like what you see, we’ll get you up and running in no time.