CAP.Trade&Distribution The complete TransportManagementSystem, fully embedded into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. For organizations running Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations as their main business platform with high logistics and supply chain process requirements.
The advantages (business benefits) of CAP.Trade&Distributions
Some feature high lights of the CAPcargo TransportManagementSystem
As soon as a sales-, purchase- or transfer order is registered, the logistic team can start with their planning job.
The CAPcargo shipment builder is creating out of D365 orders so called transport orders. Instructions to the shipping team.
Bundling criteria’s and update routines are keeping orders to the same destination together and help to reduce inefficient warehouse work and shipping costs.
The shipment builder further converts item specifications into shipping quantities, since the logistic teams needs to know very early, how much space needs to be booked.
Transport orders are the internal instructions to the logistic team and have a link back to the sales orders line(s). Enriched with data from shipping agreements with the customer, a clear starting point.
TransportOrders can also be created independently, with no link to a D365 order entity.
Routing and Transport Legs
Most of your shipments are delivered directly? Probably you are faced with different service levels, depending on the geographical destination, different shipping days and assigned vendors to a certain region.
Or do you work with multi-leg-scenario’s and multi-modal shipping?
Logistic is a mass business and the TransportManagementSystem has to comply with complex routing rules.
No time for manual splitting logic. The CAPcargo routing engine takes over this job and creates transport legs taking condition-based configurations into account. Forward or backward scheduling logic makes sure that single or multi-order-consignments are arriving at the same time, departing as late as possible or arriving as early as possible.
The CAPcargo tour can reflect multiple scenarios. The work of a truck during a day? Yes. A cross-continent-journey? Yes. The journey of an oversea-container? Yes. Everything handled by a partner during a day? Yes.
Transport legs are dispatched into a tour and we define start and end point. We assign one or several resources (driver, truck, trailer, …) or subcontract to a vendor. The scheduling engine calculates ETA of every stop, taking activities into account.
From 0 trucks to thousands of resources. The CAPcargo tour bundles it together.
In the ideal case goods are picked and prepared at the warehouse based on the foreseen loading date. Goods loaded together into the same unit, should also be ready at the same time. Out of this reason, often the shipping team has a big impact on the warehouse processes.
Based on the CAPcargo tour, warehouse work for all orders in the same tour can be created. The shipping dispatcher has always an updated view on the picking process and can dynamically adjust the planning if changes are occurring.
The warehouse process can end with the loading of the shipment into the vehicle or container and the packing slip can be posted directly from the tour. The CAPcargo shipment builder and warehouse integration are making it possible.
Increasing the fleet utilization and loading more into the existing fleet is probably the easiest way to improve margins. But how to achieve this? The challenge is how to find these potentials in the day to day planning, especially under time pressure multiple dispatchers set-ups. The CAPcargo GraphicalPlanningBoard is the key to this. A user friendly interface makes it possible that dispatchers can really do their planning job directly in the system. This is mandatory in order to have latest planning information in the system. The interactive multi-window and multi-monitor set-up are giving the opportunity to have a full overview over the fleet either on Gantt (time line) or map view. The system is intuitively showing ideal vehicles for a tour or whether there are issues with an ongoing trip. An experienced Scandinavian dispatcher said once: “Finally, after all these years, a system working for us and not we have to work for the system!”
Integration shipping companies
In case not operating an own fleet, a close integration with shipping companies is needed. Sending instructions and keeping the costs under control.
Not important, whether partner is paid for specific services per shipment, trucking, flat prices. Vendor can be paid either through self-billing or payment of the incoming invoice. Accruals posting ensure that finance is always aware of outstanding invoices. No more chasing of missing invoices.
Since we can split shipping costs back to the sales or purchase order, we know the exact costs per order or item (sales order line).