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TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Your Transportation and Logistics business might be extremely rewarding but can come with numerous liabilities like risks related to damages.

OVERVIEW

Your Transportation and Logistics business might be extremely rewarding but can come with numerous liabilities like risks related to damages, overhead costs, global economic inflation, and large untapped human resources. Automation has been successful in addressing all such problems. DreamzTech extended its Managed Services, to one of the most prominent International Courier Service providers in the UK to automate their whole transportation and logistics operations. The customer has been providing Door-to-door Courier services, Air & Sea Freight and Warehousing services since the past 21 years. Our team of SMEs, Business Analysts, Architects, Project Managers, and Developers worked with the client and developed a TMS system to computerize their operations by the implementation of the latest technologies and providing their customers with a tool to interact and receive services from them online.

GOALS

  • Unification of data
    received
    from all equipment onto a single platform and automated interpretation.
  • Registering a sample for
    each
    machine with upper and lower reading limits so that alerts can be generated in case
    of
    abrupt fluctuations.
  • Process data and represent
    in
    the form of animated graphs and charts wherever possible for instant decision
    making.
  • Using Industrial IoT to
    monitor equipment health and provide scheduled maintenance, proactive and preventive
    maintenance.
  • Platform to view the
    current
    status of a machine and the ability to view its breakdown history.
  • The solution also provided
    the
    option to control machines from a user interface using PLC/SCADA and IoT.

Business Problems

  • Lack of a digital platform for managing freights, containers and shipment
  • No control over rising costs of storage and transportation resulting in losses and uncertainty
  • Lack of modern warehouse and inventory management system to support warehousing business
  • Frequent delays in shipment due to unknown, unpredictable causes were a major concern
  • Compromised relations with end customers due to the lack of a digital platform.
  • Employee performance could not be ascertained

SOLUTIONS PROVIDED

  • A complete digital logistics management system including Freight, Container, Shipment and Item management.
  • Total control over shipment planning with easy drag and drop feature
  • Reduced cost using Co loading and route optimization. Revenue prediction and expense comparison
  • Full-fledged inventory control system supporting planned section-wise storage in the warehouse.
  • Mobile apps for customers for tracking, generating quotes for shipment and requesting refunds
  • CRM with scheduling and reminders features were developed for sales representatives
  • Create tasks for drivers, sales reps. Assign, schedule jobs and measure performance

Approach from DreamzTech

The customer wanted a solution to manage medical worker compensation and their work assignment as well as individual patients on a single platform. The solution developed by DreamzTech integrates two platforms into a single functional one to manage the employee’s activity and compensation along with the patient history in the form of a case through the same platform. The solution is a multi-tenant platform with custom branding.

ANALYSIS

DreamzTech engaged Business Analysts and SMEs to interview client stakeholders and define workflow, user roles and functionalities needed. These were then compared with the market competitors to determine best practices. Pain points and solutions were planned.

PLANNING

The architects from DreamzTech analyzed requirements to determine Technology to be used, database structure, data flow, and microservices. The project was broken into several phases with high priority business requirements included in the initial phase.

Deployment

Our team comprising Project Managers, Tech Leads, Designers, Developers, and Quality Analysts worked with the client since 2016 following Agile methodology for technology implementation. The application has been running successfully since its launch in early 2019.

THE BUSINESS BENEFITS

DreamzTech helped the client meet the growing demands of their customers and keep up the pace with evolving technologies and evolving business strategies. As of today, the client provides end to end logistics services in over 220 countries around the world and operates from 4 offices in the UK and 1 office in Germany. They are partners with Leading courier service providers like DHL, DPD, UPS, TNT and Landmark Global.
They also offer sea freight and air freight services to hundreds of ports and airports.

Key Application Features

The transportation management system manages freight with shipping and tracking abilities. The consignee and shipper can also be managed. The application lets drivers and sales representatives update their task status and generate performance reports. Various BI reports are also generated.

asset management system FREIGHT MANAGEMENT

Create freight with PRO Number, Shipment Date, Shipper, Consignee and other fields. Useful Co-load option.

digital ad platform INVOICING

Integrated with QuickBooks accounting to fetch customer and invoice data and display overdue status.

b2b travel portal CLIENT PORTAL

Web portal and app for end-users to login and track their shipments in real-time.

automated oil change SALES PORTAL

Web portal for sales representatives to view daily assignments and update status for performance tracking.

fleet management -asset management DRIVER APP

A mobile app that allows drivers to view and process their daily assignments and route plans.

asset order manage REPORTING

Dashboard with charts and statistics for a quick overview of activities and revenues.

asset management system CONTAINER CREATION

Create containers with different specifications. Associate freights with containers. Restricted when the container is full.

digital ad platform FREIGHT CHARGES

Freight charges can be created and configured. Freight charges auto-calculated depending on CFT, Port, etc.

b2b travel portal ROUTE PLANNER

Users can create a delivery route by dragging and dropping the freights and selecting route, driver, and truck.

asset management system INVOICE & QUOTATION

Clients can view shipment current status and invoices. They can also create quotations by selecting freight parameters.

digital ad platform CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

Clients are able to create claims and send them to admin staff. Staff can view and process claims.

Technology Overview

USER INTERFACE:

HTML5

CSS 3

jQuery

DevExpress

DATABASE:

MS SQL

BUSINESS LOGIC:

C#

ASP.Net

MVC5

RESTful API

Swift

J2EE

OTHER TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY:

MS Visual Studio

GIT

JIRA

Android Studio

Xcode

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