Transportation Management Solutions for 3PL Companies

In the last 5-10 years, the transportation world has changed dramatically for 3PLs. The lines between 3PLs, carriers and brokers are blurring as customers require a broader scope of services. The new model of managed transportation services is about empowering the shipper with choices and creating true partnerships between a 3PL and the shipper using a combination of planning, execution, TMS technology and managed services.

3Gtms is the only TMS software company to have anticipated this convergence.

3Gtms delivers everything you need and empower you to:

  • Incorporate last-minute changes with a dynamic planning tool embedded in the execution process
  • Complete brokerage transactions with fewer screens, fewer clicks, and more confidence in your decisions with a first-of-its kind Load Management Workspace for 3PLs
  • Incorporate both private fleets and common carriers on one platform
  • Leverage a single point of full visibility into the flow of data and the tools to act on that data with the 3Gtms Visibility Platform
  • Process automation and self-configuration to better scale your business – without adding headcount
  • Expand your customers’ visibility with the elegant and streamlined Quick Ship Portal
  • Dynamically and incrementally plan freight movements through multiple tiers with our continuous pool optimization solution
  • Provide both web services and tariff rating

Key Capabilities for Managed Transportation 3PLs

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. Our TMS 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.

Clearer Insight through Visibility-Driven Workflows
With the 3Gtms Visibility Platform, you can gather data from internal and external sources, you can integrate and interpret that data in order to react faster and smarter.

Manage Spot Quotes
3Gtms manages spot quotes, including brokerage, buy and sell side, historical quote analysis and direct quotes from carriers. This is tied into an execution system that checks carrier insurance and rate confirmations.

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.

Complete Brokerage Tasks with One Screen and Fewer Clicks
Our Load Management Workspace for 3PLs is unlike anything on the market, significantly reducing manual work by allowing you to get work done with one screen that compiles all critical information, an automatic feed of DAT Rate Indexes, configurable screens and workflows, and more.

Vendor, Customer and Carrier Portals
Our intuitive portals break down old visibility barriers with your vendors, carriers and customers. These fully configurable and customizable portals enable communication amongst trading partners, including allowing users to input purchase orders, create routing requests and request routing instructions.

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.

Offer Flexible Billing Capabilities
Our TMS 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.

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.

Ensure Security between Customers
Customer data is kept separate, yet we let you manage clients together allowing for consolidation of shipments, analysis and cost savings.

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