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Tracking & Tracing

Tracking and tracing are two of the most important functions from a client servicing point of view. They help establish the current position of the items being transported, the routing history, an estimated arrival time. With the help of transport management system integration, you can automate these processes and reduce the administrative workload on your end at the same time. PL Solutions, a globally renowned ERP consultant office tracking and tracing function automation solution

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Why Are Tracking And Tracing Important For Shipping Management

The modern supply chains make it imperative for businesses to share every specific detail regarding the transfer of goods for promoting transparency across stakeholders. The ability to track shipment journeys helps the buyer encode in coordinating their internal operations and their clients. On the other hand, the package tracking function is used to monitor the storing conditions during the journey, and it can be helpful for perishable/time-sensitive goods. This also includes implementing onboard unit linking to fetch transportation parameters like mileage obtained, need of maintenance, and coordinating trip planning. Together, they add tremendous value to the process and help each stakeholder in cost optimization.

The modern supply chains make it imperative for businesses to share every specific detail regarding the transfer of goods for promoting transparency across stakeholders. The ability to track shipment journeys helps the buyer encode in coordinating their internal operations and their clients. On the other hand, the package tracking function is used to monitor the storing conditions during the journey, and it can be helpful for perishable/time-sensitive goods. This also includes implementing onboard unit linking to fetch transportation parameters like mileage obtained, need of maintenance, and coordinating trip planning. Together, they add tremendous value to the process and help each stakeholder in cost optimization.

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Which Modules Of Your ERP Are Impacted By Integrating Tracking & Tracing System
Inventory Management System

The inventory management module benefits from this implementation in the form of receiving comprehensive data regarding pipeline inventory. This is also reflected in the inventory reports. The inventory management module can also use this data to order processing in special instances.

Warehouse Management System

The warehouse management system is the biggest beneficiary of implementing computerized tracking and tracing as it can generate accurate order picking, loading/unloading reports and execute barcode printing accordingly. The WMS also shares this data with warehouse supervisors in order to free up human resources and material handling devices to execute the processes mentioned above.

Shipping Management System

This shipping management system is naturally impacted the most by this implementation as a lot of new data sets are included in the consideration. This includes product location synchronization, time stamping, damage evaluation, truck engine health monitoring, mileage achieved, predictive maintenance planning, and automation of related administrative tasks. The shipping module is also interfaced with the payroll software to automate timesheet management and reimbursement processing.

Aspects To Keep In Mind While Implementing Computerized Tracking & Tracing
Employee Training

Using a software solution to execute tracking and tracing functions comes with a significant learning curve for your staff members. As the digitization of product transit analytics impacts almost every department, you will need to provide your employees comprehensive training.

Automation Workflow Management

One of the biggest factors that impact implementation success is authorizing gated access to the information and managing automation workflows in a manner that operations aren’t hampered down the line. Such situations can occur due to a lack of foresight during integration with third-party applications.

QA Processes Implementation

With computerized solutions for tracking and tracing, QA processes need to be checked out vigilantly, as they are the only human touch points available for verification purposes.

Features Of Tracking And Tracing System Provided By PL Solutions
  • The tracking and tracing system provided by PL Solutions is integrated with your fleet management system to provide you with a centralized dashboard for monitoring your product location during transit.
  • In case of any damages caused during the transportation, the tracing system will provide you with the necessary details that help you understand if the goods were damaged due to faulty handling by the shipper.
  • This module will also staff members to know if the consignment will be delayed due to an alteration in the trip route or any such reason. Thus, you will be able to make well-informed decisions regarding sourcing your goods from another supplier if needed.
  • Our solution package includes complete customization and implementation of tracking and tracing functions on your Dynamics 365 ERP. This information will also be made available on the mobile app based on the client’s needs.
  • The customization will be covered by an annual maintenance contract and service level agreement (SLA.)
  • You can also share the tracking data with your end customers through web integration.
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Advantages Of Implementing Tracking And Tracing Solution
  • You can share real-time data on product shipment with your customers.
  • You can trace accountability of any damages incurred during the transportation.
  • This system also allows you to ensure that the goods are stored as per your instructions.
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