Manage your transport operations more effectively with the UK’s leading transport management system.

 

Whether you are a logistics company operating contracts for a number of clients, or an in-house logistics operation working on a dedicated basis, our transport management system does all this:

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Manage your orders at consignment order and item level, with orders captured electronically through flexible EDI capability, on screen or through the CALIDUS Online portal.

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Plan and optimise vehicle trips, optimising your driver miles and reducing empty running miles. Effectively manage your trips from loading and despatch, through to final proof of delivery.

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Control movements that involve multiple pick up with single or multiple drops, single pick up with single or multiple drop, mix of collection and delivery on a single trip, trunking, crossdocking and trailer swaps.

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Use real-time communications with in-cab or mobile devices for real time data capture as trips are executed. See greater visibility and tracking of the fleet and record first-hand the outcome of each collection or delivery.

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Integrated pallet and equipment tracking minimises the all too often high cost of losses.

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Comprehensive tariff and billing facilities help you charge for completed services, and combined with inbuilt costing of vehicle operations, get instant trip, vehicle and contract profitability analysis.

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Configure CALIDUS transport management system 
how you need it

Multi-client contract operation with parameterisation by client for 3PL organisations

Supports your company structure:

  • Countries
  • Multi-branch
  • Depots (including allocation of revenues/cost across locations and business types)
  • Own fleet and sub-contracted transport

Supports your international operation:

  • Multi-lingual and Multi-currency
  • Operate across multiple time zones
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Optimisation and Planning

Specific operations require varying levels of optimisation and planning, all of which are offered comprehensively within the CALIDUS transport management system:

  • Regular Job Plans - Route Templates for particular days
  • Dynamic routing and scheduling
  • Calculation of planned arrival and departure times for each trip stop to meet order windows
  • Post code driven routing
  • Booking times for deliveries and collections
  • Automatic or manual allocation of jobs to trips
  • Vehicle limits check during load build
  • Local and trunk trips with trailer swap facility
  • Capability for collections and deliveries on same trip
  • Support for back loading
  • Own fleet and sub contract operations
  • Allocation of drivers, tractors and trailers to trips
  • Option to post unallocated loads onto freight exchange web portals for sub-contractor tendering
  • Record special requirement for a route/ delivery point
  • Cross dock & exceptions handling
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Order Capture and Management

CALIDUS transport management system helps you manage orders created with the following features:

  • Multi-client contract operation with parameterisation by client for 3PL organisations
  • Empower customers to place orders online or via EDI
  • Flexible on screen option to input and amend orders
  • Orders can be received based at a consignment level or at a detailed order and item level
  • Flexible and comprehensive date driven orders with selection of orders for planning or reporting that you can decide on a variety of parameters
What is a Transport Management System and what does it do? View post
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In-Cab Communications

CALIDUS transport management system provides interfacing to in-cab systems and can be used in conjunction with third part in-cab solutions, not just our own CALIDUS ePOD solution. Features for in-cab integration include:

  • Ability to parameterise whether a vehicle has an in-cab system and its type
  • Synchronise locations and resource master data
  • Download of the load manifest and trip plan to the in-cab system
  • Option to transmit and receive execution data to/from the in-cab unit during the trip or on return to the depot, including arrival and departure times at locations
  • Upload of POD information can include scanned image which is then available to address customer queries either on screen within the operation or over the web
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POD and Driver Debrief

CALIDUS transport management system provides comprehensive information on the outcome of each collection and delivery with:

  • Collection of information from in-cab systems via real time or batch download
  • Capturing of vehicle check information
  • Recording of time information for start, stop, waiting and adherence to booking slots
  • Delivery/collection outcome information including quantities in/out, exception information with reason codes
  • POD information available to notify/cross check returns to warehouse receipts
  • POD scanning with web access to scanned image
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Pallet and Equipment Tracking

CALIDUS transport management system includes the tracking of pallets and equipment as an integral part of the trip execution with:

  • Capture of quantity and types of equipment delivered and collected at each stop point
  • Stock balances of pallets and equipment by type for each depot, pick up and drop point

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