Do You Have Visibility and Control Over Your Transportation Spend?
Pierbridge transportation management software (TMS) is designed to enable visibility and control over all shipping and fulfillment activities across the enterprise and beyond. Pierbridge TMS harnesses disparate information sources into role-specific, actionable views. Pierbridge TMS provides centralized control over routing, rating, shipping tracking, transportation cost accounting, and other processes spanning purchase to payment. Build on a secure, scalable Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Pierbridge TMS leverages Web Services and XML technology to enable businesses to weave people, information, and processes into a powerful competitive weapon, and quickly adapt as needs change.
Do You Have One Source of Information to Measure Transportation Performance?
Pierbridge TMS delivers reports, dashboards, and analytical tools to give you a single, complete picture of your transportation activity. You can measure carrier performance with customized carrier report cards. You can select modes, carriers or groups of carriers and then compare, graph, and report on performance trends.
With Pierbridge TMS, all your key performance measurements are collected in one place—service quality, cost per pound or mile, billing accuracy, accessorial detail, shipping volumes claims, and other user-defined parameters. Because the information is in a single repository, you can easily build reports to spotlight the areas where better transportation management will deliver significant cost savings. And, because Pierbridge TMS is constantly collecting data, you can continuously improve performance and cut costs year after year.Back to top
Can Your Business Quote Accurate Delivery Options?
Transportation costs have never been higher, but carrier service selection in most businesses is as random as a coin toss. Whether you are in order entry, purchasing, order fulfillment, or simply shipping from your desktop, Pierbridge TMS provides fast, intelligent and consistent decision support to select the most cost-effective carrier service based on delivery objectives, customer preferences, business rules, and user authorization status.
Pierbridge TMS empowers your company with choices by presenting users with simple, browser-based prompts, while simultaneously connecting and evaluating multiple carrier options for accurate delivery time and date commitments, and delivery charge information. Pierbridge TMS enables management to enforce budgetary controls while adapting to customer requirements and company policy. You save time, reduce errors, and save your company money.
Coupled with the other Pierbridge TMS modules, your entire enterprise can ensure accuracy and cost accountability across your entire organization.Back to top
Its Easy to ‘Think Outside the Box’
It’s easy to “Think Outside the Box” when you know what’s inside the box. Pierbridge TMS packing solutions enables you to access order detail and automate pack verification processes so you know exactly what items are contained in each carton within a shipment.
Coupled with other powerful Pierbridge TMS solutions, packing solution work flows merge with other fulfillment activities into one controlled, efficient and seamless process. Automate ASN production, UCC labeling, carrier labeling, shipment processing, export documentation, packing list production, and other compliance related activities. Pierbridge TMS provides the accurate detail your organization and customers need to make informed supply chain decisions.
Built on an enterprise integration platform, Pierbridge TMS uses a meta-data repository to access order header and detail, without moving or duplicating data already residing in your ERP and WMS systems. Our Composer tools quickly adapt work flow processes to ensure users follow accurate validation procedures.Back to top
Can You Control Enterprise-wide Shipping Activities?
Pierbridge TMS enables your organization to automate medium to high volume multi-carrier shipment processing from multiple locations, including warehouses, mailrooms, offices, stores, and depots… all from a single platform. Drop shipping from your supplier sites is suddenly possible. Even remote workers can all access multi-carrier shipping tailored to their specific use.
We automate all aspects of carrier compliance for mail, package, LTL, and Truckload carriers, including weighing, rating, labeling, electronic manifesting, tendering, and waybill printing. Pierbridge TMS verifies ship-to addresses to avoid address correction fees and residential surcharges. Or use our “black box” API to power your own application’s shipping and fulfillment automation.
Built on .NET technology and harnessing the power of Web Services, Pierbridge TMS runs from a secure, scalable service installed behind your firewall, centralizing control over transportation activities and costs for a single facility or multiple locations. Drag and drop Composer tools adapt user interfaces to your role specific work flows. Pierbridge TMS connects to a variety of carrier compliance engines and APIs greatly reduce cost of ownership, making disruptive “rate changes” a thing of the past.Back to top
You’ve Automated Shipping Out the Back, But Who Controls the Front Door?
It used to be you had a mailroom and a shipping department, but with today’s virtual office environment you can’t wait for someone else to get critical information out the door. Pierbridge TMS enables you to process shipments from any desktop in your organization or remote site. No matter where you are, if you have a PC, printer, and an internet connection, you can ship, label and track materials. And you can do it simply, easily but with more cost-effective controls than ever before.
Pierbridge TMS desktop solutions are simple, configurable, and secure. Our platform authenticates users and restricts routing decisions to eliminate overspending on premium carriers services. Managers get the tools they need to maintain budgetary controls. Destination addresses can be acquired from programs such as Outlook, contact managers, accounting or ERP systems and then validated to avoid accessorial charges. Once packages are on their way, Pierbridge TMS provides visibility options including email notification, in-transit tracking, estimated delivery day and time, and proof of delivery.
Use Pierbridge TMS desktop or production shipping solutions from home offices, depots, branches, stores, or to manage returns and spare parts shipping processes. No manifests required. Print the label and go. Because all activities are controlled from a central server, your employees will use carrier services more intelligently, cost-effectively, accurately, and easily.Back to top
Are You Complying with Governmental Export Regulations?
As a shipper, you have a duty under Federal laws to exercise “reasonable care” and comply with complex regulatory mandates related to international export. Pierbridge TMS simplifies regulatory compliance and helps you avoid sanctions, penalties, delays in customs, and supply chain disruptions by providing a consistent process for controlling and monitoring export documentation. We connect with web services to verify tariff classifications and licenses determinations based on line item SKUs, then automatically files Shipper’s Export Declarations (SEDs) with AES Direct, generates export documents, assembles and transmits files for freight forwarder customs clearance, and then stores documents in a digitized format for regulatory filing and reporting purposes.Back to top
Do You Have Access to Order Information Once Orders Leave Your Company?
In today’s global economy, manufacturers are becoming distributors and distributors are becoming order management experts. Either way, managing supply chain fulfillment is a very critical process. Pierbridge TMS leverages the power of the Internet and enables suppliers to do your direct fulfillment without you having to give up quality control.
Pierbridge TMS automates pack verification, carrier routing, shipment processing, and labeling, making it easier for your suppliers to comply with your procurement policies. The result? Better visibility into inbound freight, reduced transportation costs by eliminating expedited shipping costs, and the ability to leverage your own negotiated rates.Back to top
Can You Easily Comply With the Complex Regulations for Shipping Hazardous Materials?
The Department of Transportation maintains strict guidelines for preparing, documenting, and labeling shipments containing hazardous goods. Pierbridge TMS hazmat solutions help shippers manage hazardous material product descriptions and forms to ensure dangerous goods are properly classified, described, labeled, documented and tracked. Our solution enables you to put the controls in place to comply with DOT reporting regulations to facilitate the safe transport of hazardous material through interstate commerce.Back to top
You Can See What’s on the Shelf,
But Do You Know What’s Coming or Going?
Many companies are in the dark about what happens outside their four walls. Pierbridge TMS helps you think outside the box by giving you unprecedented visibility into your supply chain. Built on our powerful composite application technology, Pierbridge TMS visibility solutions adapt on-demand, role-specific views from disparate data sources, providing supply chain stakeholders with the ability to match customers to orders, orders to shipments, shipments to cartons, cartons to line items, and cartons to carriers for in-transit delivery status.
Working in conjunction with other Pierbridge TMS solutions, our visibility solution makes tracking and tracing supply chain activity as simple as point and click, all from a standard browser. Eliminate cumbersome searches in multiple applications to obtain order and shipping status. Customer service can resolve calls faster, identify and resolving issues before they become bigger problems. Purchasing can check arrival times with ease. Accounts receivable can get PODs to quickly resolve disputes. Sales will make informed decisions.Back to top
Do You Need to Run Functionality Through Existing Business Systems?
With our BlackBox API, Pierbridge TMS can be deployed as a background web service for other business systems—warehouse management systems, ERP, order management systems, customer service, etc. You can use those systems for routing, rating, shipping, tracking, etc., instead of using Pierbridge TMS’s browser-based solutions.
Rather than having to write a separate interface to each carrier web service, your developers can enable your business system with transportation capability by simply writing a single interface to our API with a standard set of XML requests to support transportation functionality across multiple carrier services.Back to top