ERPACADEMY.«Logistic Solutions»

Transport Management System on the platform of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Stand on the foundation of ERP-system

  • Make the transportation processes more transparent
  • Boost your productivity
  • Protect transport resources of your company
  • Use the new generation of ERP-systems

Optimize the resource utilisation

  • Don't carry air in vehicles
  • Don't waste time on idle and waiting
  • Don't burn fuel for nothing
  • Pay only for results

Use mobility and interactivity

  • Collaborate in real time
  • Increase the level of understanding of tasks
  • Make work comfortable

Analyze and predict the changes

  • Analyze the success and deficiencies in the work
  • Find hidden trends
  • Predict the amount of resources will need

The values of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

As you know, there are not specialized functions for supporting the transport logistics processes in the standard configuration of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. However, the flexibility of this ERP-system ensures the development and implementation of these features by customers (yourself or with a certified partner recommended by Microsoft). And as an alternative or addition - to invite me as a consultant and / or developer.

You can significantly improve the efficiency of transport and delivery processes by extending the standard configuration through functions for vehicle selection, calculation of delivery price and cost, and monitoring and analysis of deliveries. This way is to lowering company costs due to speeding-up delivery planning in sales orders processing and is to upswing level of customer's loyalty due to reliability of delivery.

Short description

Master Data

The master data for drivers and vehicles.
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Journals & Ledgers

The flight journal (you can add supplemental fields) is for posting information about of actually spent fuel, distance traveled, transported payload and others.
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Note

The joint use of these two data structures - master data and journal, opens up possibilities for statistical analysis and take decisions regarding the optimization of resources used: whether it is necessary to raise additional or better to reduce, and if one or the other, what drivers, cars, shipment agents and anything are more or less preferred.

Also, the statistical processing of the data will allow you to better control costs and better manage pricing on service delivery. In addition, you will be able to solve the problem of transport asset management - to plan maintenance and technical inspections of vehicles, to control the admission of drivers to drive vehicles in accordance with their certificates and licenses.

Delivery Orders

To begin with (entry level solution), transport logistics functions can be integrated in the sales order, purchase order, etc., by creating a group of controls for:
  • Calculate the distance and duration from warehouse (location), responsibility centers or office of your company to destination with using Google Maps / Bing Maps;
  • Visual check the loading and unloading points and vehicle route with using Google Maps / Bing Maps;
  • Select the vehicle with minimum price and appropriate service zone;
  • Calculate delivery price by several tariffication methods - by distance, by weight or by duration;
  • Insert freight charge line into sales order;
  • Posting the freight charge with VAT into general ledger.
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In the next step of the solution development, if necessary, you can create a additional document type - delivery order, which will be formed on the basis of other source documents such as purchase orders, sales orders, purchase orders, transfer orders or returns.

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Data Exchange

This will consolidate the requests for the transport of goods from all companies (business units) in the database by sending these to the target company (one that directly controls the delivery service).

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Web Apps & Mobility

You can use web app for driver (forwarder, carrier) - electronic delivery list, and receive feedback on the delivery status automatically.
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Printing

It is possible to provide many different supporting documents:
  • Printing or sending by e-mail order confirmation to the customer with information about the delivery;
  • Insert freight charge line into sales order;
  • Printing waybills for running vehicles.

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Analysis

The key question is the analytical reports:
  • For example, monitoring (visual check) of the fulfillment by vehicle of the delivery orders planned on the date.