On-Demand Transportation Management provides advanced transportation planning and management systems, offering these Transportation Management Systems (TMS) on a subscription or "pay as you go" basis (or alternative perpetual licensing programs) to shippers of any and all sizes.
For decades, RedPrairie has led the marketplace with industry-leading Transportation Management capabilities built on a state-of-the-art technology platform. The RedPrairie On-Demand Transportation Solution offers transportation and logistics professionals a dynamic and robust suite of functions to address any logistics scenario. The platform, feature-rich and field-proven, is recognized as the essential operating system powering some of the largest and most successful corporate transportation enterprises around the world.
Our solution offers quick deployment, ease of integration and high scalability to meet the unique needs of your organization's business environment. Based on the concept of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), our On-Demand Transportation offers Tier 1 transportation management functionality to companies of all sizes. Coupling the latest Web-based delivery models and state-of-the-art optimization technologies with world-class hosting, RedPrairie provides arguably the most flexible On-Demand transportation solution available today.
RedPrairie's On-Demand Transportation solution offers a full suite of integrated and comprehensive functionality including:
- Market Rate Benchmarking
- Bid Solicitation, Execution and Awarding
- Bid Analysis including "What-if" analysis
- Order Bundling
- Load and Shipment Consolidation Optimal Sequencing and Routing
- Complex Network Optimization
- Multi-Leg, Multi-Mode and Multi-Geography
- Adaptive Planning and Decision Support
- Rating, Spot Assign
- Execution Management
- Global Shipping Documentation
- Appointment Scheduling
- Shipment Tracking, Intransit Visibility, Proof of Deliveries, Milestone Tracking
- Status Updates
- Ad-Hoc Searches
- Alerting and Notifications
- GPS "Breadcrumb" Tracking
- Multi-Leg, Multi-Mode and Multi-Geography
- Adaptive Planning and Decision Support
|Reporting and Settlement
- Full Freight Audit and Payment functionality
- User Configurable Query Screens
- Application Dashboards
- Standard and Custom Reports
- Multiple Report Delivery Methods
- Global shipping documents
From Procurement to Planning; Execution to Trading Partner Collaboration and Visibility; Settlement and Billing to Reporting and Analysis, RedPrairie On-Demand Transportation will support your needs today and in the future.
The RedPrairie On-Demand Transportation Advantage
RedPrairie is proud to offer the capacities and competitive advantage you would come to expect from costlier, capital investments in an on-demand deployment. For an immediate, quantifiable benefit, we will deploy a solution to address your most critical transportation opportunities with rapid implementation of core TMS functionality. Your investment will start paying for itself almost immediately. Once you're reaping the benefits of the rapid implementation, we provide you with the platform to gain incremental benefit through functional expansion and evolution.
The benefits of our TMS include:
Reduced freight expense – Strategic procurement, order consolidation and load optimization, mode shifting, route optimization, optimal carrier selection and cost avoidance through a reduction in expedited shipments, freight bill audit and discounts for faster payment all help to eliminate freight cost from your bottom line.
Increased profitability -- For logistics service providers and other third party shipments, the system automates client billing on a consignment basis and tracks all costs for detailed margin analysis. This enables easy identification of profitable and unprofitable customers, lanes and loads. For retailers and manufacturers, increased visibility to inventory can help you to reduce inventory levels, increase inventory turns and decrease inventory carrying costs resulting in greater profitability.
Improved customer service levels – Improvements in on-time pickup, on-time delivery, lead time and in-stock levels through automated exception management and visibility improve the customer experience and thereby increase revenue and shareholder value.
Improved transportation asset & capacity utilization – Whether you operate your own fleet assets, leverage constrained contract carrier capacity or a mix of both; load building and consolidation, routing and scheduling, continuous move optimization and asset management will enable you to better utilize the transportation assets available to you.
Improved market responsiveness – Adapt more rapidly to changing market conditions through flexible business process automation with a foundation in best practices. Whether it is on-boarding new trading partners, adjusting to capacity, rate or fuel fluctuations, reacting to natural disasters or prioritizing volume and capacity based day-to-day operational bottlenecks your On-Demand TMS becomes your command and control center supported by rich, easy-to-use decision support and exception management capabilities.
Operational transparency – Visibility to shipment and order milestones take the guess work out of managing your business – ensuring the right product to the right place at the right time. Access to timely, accurate cost information provides you with more accurate cost-to-serve data throughout the logistics lifecycle. A central repository for all things transportation eliminates information siloes and provides you with one, accurate version of the truth.
Improved efficiency – Focus your staff on performing more value-added activity by automating day-to-day processes. Support expansion and growth of your business with minimal incremental human capital investment.
Shortened order to cash cycle – Whether you are a consumer manufacturer or retailer with a focus on getting product to the shelf, a raw materials or equipment manufacturer with a focus on getting product to your customer or a service provider with a focus on providing a service your TMS will help you to shorten order lead times, improve on-time delivery, ensure compliance and bill for product and services faster…often within days.
Streamlined communications – Eliminate manually-intensive phone calls and e-mails. Communicate with carriers, service providers and vendors/suppliers through a number of flexible electronic communication methods. Automatically capture, monitor and report on the outcome and impact of these communications
"The ShipComm (now RedPrairie) team has provided us with innovative transportation management solutions since 2002 and I can honestly say they continue to serve us with the same high level of commitment today. We continue to find ways to work together to exercise opportunities for improvements to the Stage Stores freight mix."
- Gough Grubbs, SVP Distribution/Logistics, Stage Stores
"The Bon-Ton logistics team was faced with a daunting challenge, bring the new RedPrairie program online while supporting the acquisition of the Saks Northern Department Store group, an acquisition which doubled the store count, increased overall sales volume by 161% and added three Distribution Centers to our infrastructure. This had to be done on a compressed timetable, within budget, and in sync with the acquisition and systems transition process and timetable – there was zero margin for error. Working closely with the RedPrairie team, we met this challenge."
- Robert Hook, VP Transportation, The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.
"Taking control of, optimizing and automating our inbound vendor freight has provided Boscov's with significant savings and positioned the organization to handle growth and respond effectively to change. We continue to work with the RedPrairie team to find innovative logistics solutions to address unique retail industry challenges."
- John VanEtten, Corporate Director of Logistics, Boscov's Department Store
"We turn to RedPrairie's on-demand transportation as strategic architects for automated transportation programs; they continue to be highly regarded and trusted advisors for our team."
- David Gomski, Corporate Transportation Manager, Energizer
"After a thorough evaluation process, we selected RedPrairie's On-Demand Transportation as our TMS provider based upon their proven program and track record of success in large-scale manufacturing transportation improvement programs, including in our industry."
- Robert L. "Bo" Pierce, Corp. Director - Transportation & Logistics Graphic Packaging
"These people are the experts…innovation and cutting edge technology AND the people that will ensure you get results. That is what makes the difference!"
- Dan Walker, Corporate Transportation Director – Mead-Westvaco
"The team I go to when I want to analyze savings opportunities or execute a transportation automation strategy – highly recommended!"
- Chiko Nanji, President & CEO, Metro Canada Logistics, Inc.
"Strategic architects for automated transportation programs!"
- John Tooth, Director Supply Chain Solutions, Metro Canada Logistics, formerly Corp. Director of Logistics, Abitibi-Consolidated Inc
We are proud to have served the following companies - either in consulting engagements, savings analysis programs, and/or TMS and other supply chain initiatives.
- 4 Seasons Automotive
- Garden Ridge
- General Cable
- Graphic Packaging
- Johns Manville
- Marine Corp Exchange Stores
- Metro Canada Logistics
- North American Salt Company
- Reynolds Packaging
- Stage Stores
- The Sports Authority
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