Connected Freight Management System
One of the leading logistics and transportation providers in Africa approached us to develop a full-fledged freight management ERP solution. Our client has a fleet of more than 200 trucks and operated across several countries in the south, east and central Africa. Ripples-FMS Africa team did an initial system study at the client’s premises.
One of the major issues the client-facing in their current logistics management was the lack of accurate information that was passed on to the company administration. Constant nagging issues in logistics management such as delivery & process delays, mishandling of transit goods, untimely invoice generation etc, were evident but the information was not reaching the management level.
The transparency in the process was also missing as there was no integrated software solution for logistics management. There were separate solutions for operational control, human resource management, finance management & inventory tracking. It got extremely difficult for their management to keep track of everything simultaneously.
How FMS integrated solution helped the client
FMS proposed a completely scalable & total integrated solution which handled operational activity, HR module including payroll management, Workshop maintenance, Warehouse management along with driver behavior identification & vehicle performance correlation. The solution designed was completely web-based and developed using Python’s Django framework, a web-based development platform that supports multiple browsers. The application provides necessary authentication, can be accessed from any of their branches using an encrryped password. It is hosted currently in client’s server, and in the next phase, the whole application will be moved to a cloud based platform like AWS or Azure.
Cargo shortages, thefts, item damages were handled effectively by the management. The numerous reporting options including truck-wise and trip-wise reporting, Profit & Loss generation etc. provided the management much-needed clarity and transparency into daily operations of the company.
The Cellular device integration
Ripples-FMS solution is not just another normal freight management solution. Our dedicated research team in India had merged the possibilities of Internet of Things (IoT) into the existing FMS to create a smart and connected supply chain network. Some of the Cellular IOT device integrated features include real-time fleet tracking, on-the-go condition and shock monitoring of items in transit, asset tracking in warehouses, driver behaviors such as negligent driving, over-speeding, idle time etc. was integrated into various modules and the data helped in understanding the fleet performance and allowed management to take better administrative decisions.
So the effectiveness of a freight management ERP combined with the power of IoT has made FMS one of the most sort after logistics management tools. Our dedicated teams based in Africa and India can help you out in identifying the right solution for your company.
Please reach out to us today for a free demo of the advanced Freight Management System.