HOSTED TRANSPORT PLANNING
Hosted Transport Planning Solutions for Enterprises
- Need a transport planning solution but are weary about the rollout costs associated with new software implementation? PlanForge is OPSI’s hosted planning solution for offsite planning and increased visibility of orders and schedules between companies, hauliers and customers.
- PlanForge utilises OPSI’s existing software engines, including PLATO and PLATO.Transact, to offer a full transport planning solution with financial administration.
- PlanForge allows stakeholders to interact, confirm, cancel and query schedules and orders with a segmented user system, ensuring sensitive information is protected while providing the critical visibility to all parties.
Optimised Management of Vehicles: Continuous planning of transport and the logistics involved decreases wasted journeys. ie. Those made without a profitable burden. Increased visibility, through system, of available time allows more effective and efficient use of time.
Cost Saving on Transportation: With integrated software solutions you are given more control of the execution of activities of the vehicles in your fleet, enabling you to track and trace activities in real-time, ensuring that potential problems are spotted and handled before they actually become problematic.
Flexible Management of Tariffs: The software allows for an easy and flexible management of your tariffs, payable and receivable, as well as easy updates for increases such as fuel.
Measurement of Lifespan of Order: Investigation of order history can help you to improve the efficiency of your transportation as well as providing strong performance indicators to enable consistent improvement.
Carbon Emission Reduction: Through improved transport planning and control of the operational execution we can help you make your transportation both cost-effective and eco-friendly.
Order Management: Monitor and organise high volumes of orders; these service requests can be simple fixed-quantity orders or far more advanced orders that include client tariff details and value of goods for insurance purposes.
Planning: Uses advanced algorithms to model real physical constraints so that it can build cost-effective loads. The scheduler provides realistic movement predictions of product based on extensive road network data, load-bay scheduling and cross-docking. The scheduler also rates internal and contracted fleets by analysing their previous performance, suggesting the best fleet for the job.
Haulier Allocation: Once loads have been assigned, they can be accessed through the software's interface which offers the option to query, accept or reject loads. If queried or rejected, the software allows the option to to re-assign them to an alternative haulier.
Financial Administration: The software complements existing financial systems acting as a source of invoice and purchase order information. The software uses electronic “vouchers” to accumulate payable and receivable accounts information.
Track & Trace: Manages transportation execution and provides the warehouse with a web interface to dispatch and receive loads, using GPS tracking to monitor the process of the trip and providing the ability to capture proof of delivery for the purpose of financial administration.