[ICS] Transportation Package

by Industry Consulting Service

Suite of powerful add-on tools that simplify route planning and help to optimize logistic networks

[ICS] Transportation Package was developed for Microsoft Dynamics AX and 365FO end-users: manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, logistics services providers and other companies that operate complex transportation networks and are faced with a challenge of their optimization to reduce total delivery costs and provide better customer service.

The Package allows to achieve this objective in an easy to use yet flexible, functional way. It fully integrates into the Transportation Management module and further extends its functionality with a host of unique features and tools.

The Package includes the following solutions:

Optimal Route Building Solution

  • Build in real time an optimal delivery route and perform its visual analysis

Transport Routing Solution

  • Plan cargo trips for a large number of orders for delivery by vehicles with different carrying capacities

Multi-Echelon Delivery Network Solution

  • Plan and optimize transportation routes in a multi-echelon delivery network

Mobile Application for Drivers

  • Access all necessary cargo and delivery information in a mobile app, view the created routes and synchronize the data with your GPS navigator

Key Features:

  • New functionality that introduces logistic hubs and allows to associate each delivery address with a hub
  • Integration with cartographic services (OSRM, Mapbox, HERE) to obtain transit time/distance between logistic hubs
  • New functionality that introduces geofences where logistic hubs are attached to their respective geofence
  • New functionality for maintaining data about vehicles, their capacity (weight, volume) and assigning carrier’s service to each vehicle
  • Calculation of transportation costs using carriers' rates
  • Vehicles’ trips calculation for the pool of open sales/purchase orders
  • Two new trips calculation strategies are supported (volumetric weight and number of containers)
  • Possibility to calculate trips by dividing orders according to geofences
  • Possibility to build trips manually using Load Planning Workbench
  • Possibility to reserve vehicles for trips manually using a Gantt chart
  • Visualization of calculated optimal routes and trips
  • Ease of use through seamless integration to Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and D365FO

Some typical benefits that companies can achieve with [ICS] Transportation Package include:

  • Considerable reduction in route planning time
  • Greatly simplified overall workflow
  • Decreased operating costs through reduction in mileage, driving time and the number of vehicles used (and/or driver shifts)
  • Improved customer service

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