Self- and direct-shippers are faced with requirements driven by growing online sales, rising customer expectations and increasingly complex global transportation supply chains. Coordinating inbound deliveries with picking, packing and high-velocity dispatch is a growing challenge, with more reliance on third-party drop-ship deliveries, seasonal demand dynamics and delivery-to-doorstep shipments.
Visibility of movement data is key to tracking every item from warehouse receipt, storage and dispatch, to transit and final proof of delivery. Integrating warehouse, transportation and third-party systems is integral to managing the complex supply chains of manufacturers, wholesalers, haulers, freight forwarders, air/sea carriers and couriers.
Reducing administrative complexity and aggregating data for analytics, reporting and tracking is even more critical in regulated and high-value shipment industries, which mandate full auditability, chain of custody and traceability of a product’s source.
Managing the demands of today’s transportation and logistics supply chains, from goods receipt to final customer delivery, necessitates seamless automation of processes. Integrating warehouse and transportation management systems ensures inventory visibility, tighter stock control and greater routing flexibility, all of which are big challenges in shipping management.
Whether pinpointing a delivery in transit or maintaining an auditable chain of custody, real-time data collection with full visibility is only achievable through integrated systems. Being networked with supply chain partners helps to plan and coordinate routings, compare pricing and confirm bookings quickly and simply.
Körber provides fully integrated solutions to manage every stage of the transportation supply chain.
From warehouse management systems (WMS) to transportation (TMS) and yard management systems (YMS) and voice-directed picking, our solutions are used by leading distributors, shippers and logistics businesses to power their operations.