Freight Forwarders and Transportation Management Software

As logistics companies move out of their traditional lanes and expand their offerings to include carrier services, the value of a flexible and reliable freight forwarder to manage the shipping process becomes an essential part of the supply chain.

But as your freight forwarder services increase in demand, your ability to scale and automate may not keep up.

3Gtms partners with CargoWise One and its CargoWise One platform to optimize the management of road shipments with third-party carriers. With optimized loads, increased automation and tools like Continuous Pool Optimization, our freight forwarder software can decrease costs while increasing the speed and flexibility of your services to grow and retain customers.

The logistics world is too complex to manage manually and expect to optimize your routes, costs and services. The more freight you manage, the more you can optimize and save with 3Gtms and CargoWise One.

  • Lower costs with optimized routes and plans
  • Grow, gain, and retain customers by offering real-time visibility, the highest DIFOT levels, and competitive rates
  • Incorporate last-minute changes with a dynamic planning tool embedded in the execution process
  • Take advantage of consolidation opportunities
  • Dynamically and incrementally plan freight movements through multiple tiers with continuous pool optimization
  • Automatically select the best rates and carriers for the load
  • Have control tower visibility over all of your freight
  • Easily manage carriers and rates
  • Remove the complexity of customs clearance and stay in line with geo-compliance
  • Build on the CargoWise platform with additional modules such as accounting, HR and CRM
  • Optimize and automate forwarding operations for all transport modes, including ocean and air

Key Capabilities for 3Gtms Freight Forwarder Software

Manage Multi-Leg, Multi-Mode, Time-Phased Planning and Execution
3Gtms’ advanced algorithm considers everything to move freight – all modes, carriers, multi-stop and pool distribution – providing the most comprehensive rating and pricing management on the market.

Handle Last-Minute Order Changes
Order changes are the norm, not the exception. 3Gtms has been fundamentally designed with real-time data and order information. No deleting the full order and starting over again. We allow you to change an order throughout the entire routing process up until the order is shipped.

Optimization
Factor in all real-world constraints to build loads you can actually execute. As conditions change, our embedded optimization engine continuously shows you the effects of those changes on the routes and whether there are new options to consider, saving you significant time and money.

Stop Interleaving
A planning enhancement feature that greatly extends the potential cost-savings of the TMS and improves functionality around post-planning decisions by allowing you to create loads that intersperse pickup and delivery activities; enabling delivery and pickup activities to occur at the same stops sequentially; and enabling empty miles to be incurred at any segment of the route to perform additional pickup activities.

Clearer Insight through Visibility-Driven Workflows
With the 3Gtms Visibility Platform, you can gather data from internal and external sources and integrate and interpret that data in order to react faster and smarter. Additionally, 3Gtms’ deep integration with CargoWise One provides shipment visibility to both you and your customers. Sharing of carrier events also allows you to manage exceptions to shipment execution via workflow from within CargoWise One.

Offer Flexible Billing Capabilities
Our transportation management software gives you ultimate pricing flexibility. On the sell-side, you can mirror costs or be aggressive in your pricing to win new business. On the buy-side, it can reflect whatever pricing the carriers provide. When a third-party carrier send freight bills to CargoWise One via 3Gtms, they will be stored electronically and can be settled directly from CargoWise One using your standard processes. 3Gtms also provides an automated freight audit payment solution.

On-Board New Customers – Yourself
3Gtms has a built-in self-service tool for the integration of carriers and customers, on your own schedule. Templates exist that you can use (whether for ERP or EDI data) to make on-boarding easier, less expensive and faster than ever before.

Seamless Data Flow
Automated data flow between domestic and international operators eliminates the need for multiple, manual data entry points. Slash shipment execution errors and reduce redundant time and effort!

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