Multi Carrier Shipping Software
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From the warehouse to customers: last-mile efficiency
Sending orders via multiple transport agencies poses a real challenge for companies: it leaves them open to delivery errors that could damage their reputation.
In the e-commerce market, any incompetence in the last mile can mean a serious loss of business. Not surprisingly, companies nowadays demand agile and efficient logistics service that ensures deliveries to end customers under the terms of the sale.
To respond to this challenge, Mecalux has launched the advanced Multi Carrier Shipping module for WMSs, which automates direct communication between the warehouse and the different transport agencies.
This additional Easy WMS module is charged with organising the various shipping processes — packaging, labelling and transport — to eliminate errors in these operations, guaranteeing improved service quality for end customers.
By implementing Multi Carrier Shipping, businesses have comprehensive control over the entire goods dispatch process: from product packaging to tracking number notification. In addition, Multi Carrier Shipping Software generates and prints key documentation for effective shipments: the product shipping label and corresponding delivery note.
Advantages of Multi Carrier Shipping Software
|Integration and communication with transport agencies||Efficient management of last-mile delivery||Full control of the goods dispatch process||Consolidation of various carriers in one platform||Automatic notification of the tracking number||Order grouping by route and agency|
SYNC YOUR SHIPMENTS WITH YOUR CARRIERS
Efficient last-mile management
Multi Carrier Shipping simplifies everyday interaction with transport agencies so that managers can focus on providing end customers with efficient, error-free service.
During the packaging process, the module automates the printing of labels and delivery notes according to the rules set by each agency. Once the operator has sealed the package, he/she transports it to the dispatch area manually or by placing it on a conveyor. In warehouses with high-intensity dispatches, sorters automatically group the packages for each of the transport agencies by reading the label printed by Multi Carrier Shipping.
The software also adds other essential information for guaranteeing effective deliveries: sequence number, address, contact info and comments, which are all then reflected on the delivery note.
Multi Carrier Shipping can manage relationships with the various agencies in two ways:
Online: Easy WMS communicates with the agency in real time, providing it with shipping information: weight, volume and number of parcels. The carrier notifies the software that it has accepted the order and sends the data needed to create the label.
Offline: communication between the WMS and the transport agency does not take place in real time. In this case, the software generates and periodically sends the necessary documentation to the agency according to the criteria established by the carrier.
Easy WMS’s Multi Carrier Shipping works with the major carriers in each country, such as: UPS, DHL, DB Schenker, MRW, SEUR and TNT. If your transport agency is not already integrated into the module, the Mecalux team will propose a specific solution for your company.
AUTOMATE PACKAGING, LABELLING, AND SHIPPING
Multi Carrier Shipping features
- Packaging of the items that make up the orders.
- Printing of the delivery note for each exit order.
- Creation of labels for the carrier.
- Notification of the tracking number.
- Synchronisation in real time between warehouses and agencies.
- Loading of lorries by route (Easy WMS feature).
“We have an e-commerce product line, and every day, we put together around 150 orders placed through our website. When MRW arrives at the warehouse, its carriers merely need to pick up ready orders because they have all the information in their system automatically.”
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