Transport

1. In an integrated system, transport requests can be collected and funnelied from all departments for route planning. This saves labour costs and no request gets lost.

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2. The system can help in filtering requests for due date, geographic location, size, etc. making it easier for route planners to find the optimal route and transportation. This can lead to savings in transportation costs.

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3. In an integrated system, route planners can gain up-to-date information about the status of parcels/loads like whether they have already been despatched by warehouse. This can lead to savings in waiting times and transportation costs.

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4. In an integrated system, transport needs forecasts from different departments, for example from production, purchasing or sales which can save on last-minute, more expensive solutions.

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5. The system can follow documents and money associated with deliveries. This can reduce administration labour costs and also increase accuracy.

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6. Some documents can be photographed and uploaded on-line from mobile phones, spreading out administrative work evenly, saving peak time costs and delays.

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7. Many documents can be generated from the system, partially or fully saving on administrative costs and improving precision.

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8. As the system can follow the history of every request, it can also help preparing invoices or cost reports to customers’ other profit centres. This saves on administrative costs and decreases invoicing lead time, plus increases accuracy. It also protects against double-charging by supplier transport companies, and makes sure no finished job escapes invoicing.

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9. Transport contracts with customers recorded in the system helps giving price quotes and makes invoicing much easier. This administrative costs and improves precision.

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10. Vehicles can be followed in the system, saving money in all sorts of ways, see the Assets, machinery and livestock section.


 

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Contents

Section 1

Department-specific benefits

Section 4

Change Management

Section 2

Restructuring benefits

Section 5

System related operational risks

Section 3

Modelling

Section 6

Interconnectedness
of systems

Section 7

Other system gains