Integrated Shipping Management Modules
Your Challenge: When you need quick and easy operations for your shipping areas, trying to solve complex needs and integrate and automate all of your information with your carriers is a real challenge. If you have large volumes of shipments daily, this can be even more challenging.
ASC understands that maintaining control of transportation and shipping costs, inventory, equipment, manpower, and other resources within your distribution operation is essential to the survival of your business.
The Solution: To solve those challenges, ASC has created a complete process-based solution for warehouse shipping operations. There are multiple applications and these were designed to solve the demanding challenges of shipment planning, multi-carrier and service-level rate shopping, advanced shipping needs (such as with a 3PL, Co-packer, etc.), extremely fast manifesting, and load planning operations. These applications will support multi-carrier shipping with the ability to manifest packages and shipments faster and more accurately. The process also supports multiple manifesting stations, as well as multiple conveyor lines feeding into those stations (routed by carrier.) In addition, large volumes of packages and shipments can easily be accomplished with the ASC automated solutions.
ASC's Shipping Solution:
Advanced Shipping Processes Are Built-In:
- Advanced Validation: These processes can also incorporate our Pack Out Module for increased validation, container control, pharma-grade verification, ASN labeling, and/or special handling operations.
- Advanced Shipping: In addition, ASCTrac® supports enterprise level deployments where you may have multi-sites with multi-station shipping lanes. It has won many industry awards for innovations and it is a leading "best-of-breed" solution.
- Complete Shipping Module: The ASCTrac® modular design allows it to support any size of organization (small, medium, or enterprise.) It is a complete solution that handles freight rating with multi-carrier rate shopping, LTL versus parcel shipment decisions, automated up-down service levels at manifest point, load scheduling, bills of lading, custom load documents by client, and provides "connected" load plans from the ASC Logistics Module.
- Competitive Advantage: Our customers utilize ASCTrac® for their mission critical shipping operations for 100% perfect order shipments. With more than thirty (30) years of innovations and field-proven results, ASCTrac® is their competitive advantage.
Just a Few of the ASCTRAC® Shipping Management Features:
- Ship large volumes of packages with complete automation of all shipping processes
- Supports multiple manifesting stations - as well as multiple conveyor lines feeding into those stations
- Ability to ship multi-carriers with one single fully integrated solution
- Seamless integration with the WMS and ERP system (addresses, item weights, client account numbers, parcel tracking numbers, delivery confirmation, etc.)
- Electronic carrier interfaces for easy exchange of information
- Ability to cut shipping costs with rate-shop comparisons
- Improve accuracy by reducing manual data entry and user selection of carrier/service errors
- Built-in error catching routines reduce errors by catching carrier restrictions, etc.
- Maintain carrier compliance with easy application of carrier rate changes
- Maintain carrier compliance with carrier approved labels
- Reduce accessorial charges and vendor charge-backs with address validation and vendor-compliant labels
- Ability to quickly process mass mailing for large bulk orders as it is completely integrated to the WMS system (and the ERP system)
- Ability to process 3PL billing based upon your business logic for carrier rates and customers
- Ability to quickly process required international documents
- Easy access to a full range of shipping information for customer service representatives
- Delivery confirmation link to validates the carriers' deliveries to see that packages were delivered as scheduled (requires carrier system access)
- Ability to easily scale from standard to enterprise class, or to global class (multiple points of origin)
- Instant shipping information in a collaborative environment throughout the enterprise
- TMS Interfaces: used for parcel and freight operations, used in conjunction with your internal processes to rate, manifest, and auto-dispatch LTL/FTL freight carriers
Just a Few of the ASCTRAC® Shipping Management Benefits:
- Over 30 years of innovations and literally thousands of advanced features
- Fully synchronized to the WMS, MES, and WCS systems
- Complete enterprise world class solution - scalable for any size business
- World class Parcel Shipping and LTL/FTL/Rail solutions
- Award winning best-of-breed system designed with best-practice processes
- Used by third party logistics companies and co-packers
- Flexible and user-configurable
- Collaborates with other systems
- Integrated to all other modules for rules based shipping
- True work-flow execution, not simply data collection
- True Dynamic work-flows, never Static, for ease of management and rapidly changing environments
- Helps achieve 100% efficiency with directed functions
- Helps achieve 100% inventory accuracy
- Helps achieve 100% perfect order shipments makes happier customers!
ASCTRAC® Parcel Shipping Modules
- Standard Version: the standard single site package will support multi-carrier multi-station with features listed above (Example: 36+ pack stations on a conveyor system)
- Enterprise Version: supports multiple sites with a single server.
- Extreme Duty Version: for the toughest parcel shipping environments, process tens of thousands of parcels per hour, full conveyor and WCS integration, multi-station, multi-site
- Optional Packout Module: used for secondary validation, specific box weight checks, package control, specific labeling requirements, shipping carton dimensions, pharmaceutical validation, and more...
- UPS® Only Module: used in conjunction with UPS Worldship® for UPS shipments only (requires software from UPS.) If you only ship via UPS, then this solution is fully integrated to our ASCTrac® system. (Note: designed for very fast operations, supports all of UPS features.)
- FedEx® Only Module: used in conjunction with FedEx® shipping system for FedEx shipments only (requires software from FedEx.) If you only ship via FedEx, then this solution is fully integrated to our ASCTrac® system. (Note: designed for very fast operations, supports all of Fed Ex features.)
- Use Any Parcel Shipping Engine: Used in conjunction with most any parcel system as this is an integration platform (requires software from your parcel supplier or carrier.) If you only ship via one carrier or already have a shipping solution, then this solution may be fully integrated to our ASCTrac® system. (Contact us for this list of integrations as we have many company's products already supported. Example Malvern, ProShip, Pitney Bowes, etc.)