“At 360data, we push the boundaries of our TMS to integrate with customers, carrier compliance providers, load boards and even the client’s ERP, which on implementation, eliminates manual processes and the resultant errors in data to provide value and bring significant savings to the shipper,” says Sellers. Notable highlights of 360data’s comprehensive TMS system include a comparative analysis of rates for carriers, their grading and scorecards, dock scheduling, and tracking and notification for real-time visibility of less than truckload (LTL) and other shipments. “360data’s TMS enables clients to obtain a two to four percent reduction on their transportation costs with these savings primarily obtained from implementing routing guides, and carrier services,” adds Sellers. In addition, the TMS offers up-to-date information for the shippers on carrier availability.
360data’s TMS enables clients to obtain a two to four percent reduction on their transportation costs
As part of the process to learn about a client’s specific needs, team sits down with them to understand the integration points that they require and the technological elements to be integrated with the TMS. Some of the implementation efforts utilize standard EDI, which has been in the marketplace for decades. In unique and customized implementations, XML is used for seamless integration with other technologies. At times, a client may only have PDF documents. In those cases, 360data uses optical character recognition to read the data. The TMS implementation takes an average of 60 to 90 days, the latter being the case for complex networks and requirements. “We do what it takes to make our clients happy while utilizing 360data’s technology,” remarks Sellers.
The 360data team works in collaboration with their clients to implement new functionality and maintains a high service level to address client requirements quickly. Today, leading third-party logistics providers, transportation brokers, retailers, and shippers that use all modes of transportation are a part of 360data’s expanding customer base.
The year ahead looks promising as Sellers believes that the increasing need for TMS solutions with great customer service in the U.S. shipper market will be responsible for the rapid expansion that 360data foresees. Translating this high demand into action with an augmented TMS is what 360data plans to roll out in the next few years.