4 Things You Didn’t Know a Delivery Management System Can Do for You to Save Time

Are you struggling with keeping your deliveries on track? Planning your routes manually? Not getting great customer reviews due to delays? 

What if you could automate these processes with a few clicks? Meaning instant access to delivery information, reducing redundant tasks and leveraging logistics in one place? 

That’s what Delivery Management Systems are for: a DMS provides the capacity to manage and optimize day-to-day operations for carriers. Considering this, where timing is a critical factor in this industry, you can save a significant amount of time, eliminate errors and reduce costs by scaling your delivery capabilities to a whole new level. In this blog, we’ll discuss advantages a DMS can provide to cut your delivery times and grow your business. 

1. Delivery Dashboard

Managing your delivery tasks in one place: This level of uniformity and simplicity is one of the biggest challenges facing logistics providers today. Yet, achieving this standard can make a significant impact on how your business will perform. With cloud-based platforms like Grasshopper Labs, you can quickly access your delivery progress no matter when and wherever you are. Whether it’s the delivery status, freight activity report, eta tracking, or electronic documentations, a delivery dashboard saves you time and redundant work by providing real-time updates to your team and customers resulting in operational efficiency and speed. 

2. Better Communication/Collaboration

Are you tired of switching between too many platforms to get your work done and to have your team on the same page?  With a live functioning DMS, say goodbye to writing countless emails to your team members and customers. A mobile-functioning app like Grasshopper automatically integrates your communication channels into a single process. Through phone, auto-emails, texts and even app notifications, enjoy a seamless cross-communication ability through one platform. What’s more, you can also customize your notifications based on order-specific criterias from your account management settings, i.e., warehouse receiving, customer update and manifest planning. Make your work less stressful while creating more time to focus on your sales and revenue growth. 

3. Route Optimization 

Can a DMS software automate your routing trips to customers, hubs and wherever your destination takes you? With the right platform, yes it can! With the current supply chain trends continuing to rise in record-breaking volume, the traditional delivery routing practices will fail to sustain your business in a competitive market. Smart technology solutions like OrchesTruck automatically generates and optimizes your routes based on the volume of deliveries in a given region, accounts profile, service level and other customizable filters. Its interface allows you to view and make easy adjustments to your routes well in advance of the delivery dates, avoiding the pitfalls of heavy traffic or accidents on the road. Get your deliveries on time and track your fleets automatically so that you don’t have to. 

4. Insightful Business Analytics 

The underlying success of a business depends on whether you have a keen understanding of your company’s internal and external operations. In order for any business to grow, it is fundamental to gain qualitative and statistical insight into your operation’s performance. But who has the time to gather all that data? Thankfully, smart technology in today’s digital world has evolved to enable capturing of all your logistics data into its cloud platform. Grasshopper’s API can generate over 25 business intelligence reports, ranging from freight volume, sales & order fulfillment, inventory, P&L analysis and even customized reports based on client profile, time settings, margin by customer and more. Gain an overview analysis into every corner of your business operations to identify strengths & weaknesses and further strategize on improving your operations. Instead of using your time and resources to  hire a consultant, leave it to technology to do the work for you wherever and whenever. 

About Grasshopper Labs

Grasshopper Labs was founded with a single mission in place: to embed technology into the traditional industry’s supply chain + logistics processes and help customers discover the efficiencies a cutting-edge technology can provide in their business. Grasshopper empowers hundreds of delivery terminals, retailers and delivery networks that service thousands of customers every day. Its technology provides businesses with end-to-end ERP solutions designed to help operate your logistics and business growth cost-effectively with real-time visibility through an entire operating system. 

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Bryan Tankus