4 Must-Haves in your Freight Management System

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Supply Chain managers are miracle workers. Nevertheless, their supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Our sales team has hand-picked their favourite Explorate features to make your freight management system more resilient, efficient and competitive than ever.

The new world of automated and data-driven logistics is nothing like it used to be. Long gone are the days of tedious spreadsheets, insufficient data and sub-optimization. 

Here are the 4 must-have features to get your freight from A to B.

1. View Shipment Schedules

“Shipping Schedules provides customers with clear visibility of the options available to meet their supply chain needs and to choose the right sailing option for their cargo every time.

Cameron Hartley, NSW State Manager

Volatility will continue to dominate the freight forwarding landscape, so reacting quickly and adapting to the situations will be a must. To make the best decision for your cargo, you’ll need easy access to the different sailing options available at the time. 

If you’re with Explorate, you can go to the Schedules option in our platform and see the best sailing options for your cargo every time. It shows you ~90% of all shipping schedules that are traveling on your trade lane, with data sourced directly from the shipping lines.

With all the options right in front of you, it’s much easier to make the best decision!

2. Managing and Accepting Quotes Online

“This feature is great! It really speeds up the shipping process for our customers. They can see in-depth breakdowns of charges and take control of their quotes by accepting them online.”

Amy Trahair, Adelaide Sales Team

With online quote management you can get ship done faster. Easily accept or reject quotes  anywhere anytime, and speed track your shipments. You can also see in-depth breakdowns of charges to  make more informed decisions.

With quoting and shipment management all in the same place, controlling your supply chain is seamless!

3. Shipment Swim-lane Visualisation

“One of my favourite features to demonstrate to customers is the card view in shipment management because it never fails to impress!”

Jaye Coley, Brisbane Sales Team

Now that a shipment’s underway, you need visibility of exactly where your cargo is, in real-time.

The card view option on the Explorate platform breaks down each phase of the shipment lifecycle so you can see the whereabouts of your cargo at any time.

This no-nonsense dashboard automatically moves your shipment card from origin formalities to shipment complete. You view your shipments on a clear timeline, and see when a shipment is 3 days out from departure or arrival at a glance. 

4. Sharable Shipments for your Customers

“It gives our customers the ability to share live tracking data to their own customers, without the potential for private information or financials being shown.

Raimondo Guerra, Melbourne Sales Team

To be transparent and accurate with your customers, you first need to have reliable data at your fingertips. 

Shareable shipments lets you share live tracking shipment data with your own customers. It allows you to share with your own customers real-time information about the whereabouts of their goods. It’s a great way of keeping them in the loop and giving them the best experience, without all the hands-on effort.

Is international logistics too interconnected, complex and fragile to be made completely immune to shocks? With disruptions as devastating as war, recession & pandemics, it’s hard to tell. 

Until then, breaking tradition one innovation at a time saves you time and money. An all-in-one freight management system takes tedious tasks off your plate so you can focus on growing your business. 

If you’re already an Explorate customer, open the Explorate App and start enjoying these game-changing features. If you’re not with us yet but are interested in seeing how the Explorate platform could give you access to these features and more,book a free demonstration.