Challenges faced by specific client - Blue Dart recently upgraded its Transportation Management System (TMS) as part of ongoing improvements to its supply chain support systems. The existing legacy TMS was used to manually optimize freight solutions for customers that elected for the value-added service. However, it lacked full integration to the WMS and the ability to rate shop and optimize freight spend and routing automatically
Blue Dart also noticed that other customers were opting to price carriers, negotiate rates and handle freight decisions in-house. This approach often resulted in customers securing high freight prices for carriers that weren't the most strategic choices for their commodities.
Solutions provided / Suggested by Super India (Global) Logistics Pvt. Ltd.- To better serve customers, Blue Dart implemented the Agile TMS and integrated it into its current Red Prairie Warehouse Management System (WMS). This integration allows Blue Dart to find customers the most strategic carrier based on a variety of factors, including price, transit times and retail compliance. This turnkey solution requires no human intervention, such as manual entry or carrier negotiation, once rates and services are established. Instead, Agile TMS works with the WMS to automatically price shipments simultaneously amongst carriers that meet a customer's specific delivery needs.
Final Outcome - Customer was gradually benefitted as all this improved its supply chain process and he got the indent well on time plus the losses were gradually reduced.
BENEFIT TO THE CLIENT
Cost-Savings With integrated freight optimization, Blue Dart can efficiently use its significant buying power to negotiate the most advantageous shipping rates for customers.
Quality Control Blue Dart' Agile TMS identifies the best solutions for each customer. The system shops rates based on important parameters such as delivery date, service offerings and compliance. The system also supports easy tracking for troubleshooting and problem resolution.
Flexibility The Agile TMS increases Blue Dart' ability to offer customized service offerings. The system also seamlessly communicates with the Red Prairie WMS to ensure customers remain compliant with retailers' carrier requirements.
Optimization The Agile TMS is able to shop different modes of transportation services, varying from postal, parcel, LTL or FTL. Custom reports are easily generated through the TMS, enabling Blue Dart and customers to analyze their supply chain to make continuous improvements.