A comprehensive approach to planning
Least cost delivery, total landed costs, mode selection, compliance, public or private fleet – the choices and challenges facing transportation planners seem endless. Without a comprehensive solution that can evaluate all options simultaneously, you have no hope of creating the optimal plan to maximize savings and service.
By simultaneously evaluating all modes of shipment, including private fleet and parcel, the maximum savings can be achieved.
RedPrairie’s planning capabilities help you to plan the most cost efficient shipments across all modes, including parcel and fleet movements, in a single optimization engine. This enables you to take advantage of least cost options not visible to standalone TMS, fleet or parcel systems. In addition, it supports continuous planning so the inevitable changes that pop up every day don’t force you to make manual plan corrections or settle for less than optimal loads.
The planning engine handles all of the intricacies of planning shipments domestically, internationally, or intra-Europe. And it can jointly plan inbound and outbound shipments, allowing you to minimize empty miles and reduce rates through consolidated routing. It also optimizes simultaneous use of private or dedicated fleets with market carriers, including consideration for pre-booked capacity, equipment constraints and carrier performance.
With all of the possibilities and permutations computed through a single planning engine, you can finally get the optimal plan to maximize your savings and service, each day, every day.