To address the increasing complexity and volatility of global logistics, shippers and logistics service providers must optimize logistics processes and improve service while increasing visibility and control. Today, Companies need a holistic business solution that offers smooth connectivity to business partners and external systems, enabling streamlined communications across the value chain such a way companies can accurately forecast transportation demand, negotiate freight contracts, receive and consolidate orders, monitor and track shipments, and maximize the return on your transportation spend. VisionTree addresses such needs through SAP Transportation Management Services.
Rate & Data
Every enterprise would like to simplify the process of transportation planning by forecasting demand and shipment volumes to minimize errors. Additionally, enterprise would like to improve shipment, fleet and logistics management while allowing real-time monitoring of local and global shipping across all transportation channels.
VisionTree implements SAP TM solution to meet up customer expectation with features such as Vehicle Scheduling and Routing Optimizer to plan the shipment, load Optimizer to arrange pallets and packages, carrier selection based on cost and allocation and Strategic Freight Management which rank bids by carriers for long-term contracts based on cost, capacity & risk.
Enterprises would like to manage changes in transportation demand with real-time order-to-cash and procure-to-pay processes for efficient transportation management. VisionTree implements SAP TM solution to derive optimal routing proposals dynamically for rules-based orders.
SAP TM solution by VisionTree also synchronize sales and order schedule to support customer delivery commitments, so when you create a forwarding order or a forwarding quotation, you can proactively specify the route requested by the ordering party. You can also define the route in more detail manually, as well as edit the requested route and the system then considers the route during further transportation planning and settlement.
Freight Planning & Execution
Several sales orders create the need for truck transportation services in every enterprise today. VisionTree implements SAP TM solution which consolidates transportation requirements, and optimizer-based planning solution helps ensure the best cost proposal for freight-order creation based on real freight charges for the carrier. The system also offers to decide between LTL and FTL alternatives with Interactive planning.
SAP TM solution offers multi-step tendering whereby the preferred carriers are asked to accept the transport service first. If they reject it, broadcast tendering executed. When the execution of the transport starts, the status can be monitored at the freight-order and freight-unit levels. After the goods are delivered, the freight charges are calculated and cost distribution at the delivery-item level can be performed in SAP TM. With the transfer of the values, the invoice can be verified in SAP ERP, and the handover can be used to update the material profitability analysis in SAP ERP
Every enterprise wishes to streamline end-to-end processes for goods movement to optimize logistics while evaluating the solution. VisionTree offers integrated fleet experience to its customers with SAP TM solution whereby it has real-time integration with SAP Extended Warehouse Management, which automatically notes changes in freight documents until the freight has been received or loaded, and shares truck arrival and departure information between the two applications
Additionally, the solution offers flexible communication among business partners using B2B messaging, collaboration portals, mobile apps, Web interfaces, file upload moreover, download, print documents, e-mail, facsimile, and SMS messages. The solution also offers comprehensive templates for road, sea, and air to print documents as well as settle freight.
Lower freight spend
Bid Evaluation & Faster Contract Preparation
Shorter Trailer Turn
Lower Invoicing Errors
Customer Specific Pallet Building
Carrier Cost and Penalties