As the complexities of transportation increase, you’re not only being challenged to keep costs low but to increase the velocity and reliability of your supply chain. MercuryGate’s Transportation Management System (TMS) will work with you to optimize your transportation dollars and give you and your stakeholders the information you need to respond to daily challenges and opportunities.
Confidently Select the Best Mode, Carrier and Rate for Every Shipment
While you’re selecting the best carrier and rate to move a shipment, you can select the best mode too. Select from LTL, truckload, parcel, air, ocean, rail or intermodal carriers to move your freight.
We’re already in the seven figures as far as savings goes…and from a reporting standpoint, we now really understand what our freight spend is, and we can share that reporting with our executive team.
- CytoSport, Dir. of Warehouse & Logistics
Plan and Execute Complex Door-to-Door Multi-Leg International Shipments
A shipment originating in inland China with a destination in rural Kansas isn’t a problem for the MercuryGate TMS. With it, you can plan every leg and electronically submit customs documentation too. In the end, you’ll have a complete accounting of the landed cost for every shipment.
Optimize Transportation Plans Across Your Enterprise
If your company has multiple business units that ships freight, you can consolidate shipments and allocate transportation costs to each division or subsidiary according to their exact usage. You could even leverage your transportation infrastructure to manage freight for other companies.
Connect and Collaborate
Your process of planning, executing and settling transportation transactions can be seamlessly linked to your company’s order handling, inventory and accounting systems. Regardless of the systems you’ve chosen for your business, MercuryGate will connect them to your transportation process.
You can use EDI messages, web portals or even emails to share information and collect valuable input for your transportation process. And, there are no hidden fees for messages. Even EDI transactions come directly to the TMS without charges, so now you can involve all your partners without additional costs – for you or them.
Control Costs with Mojo, MercuryGate’s Transportation Optimizer
You can quickly plan hundreds, or even thousands of shipments into the optimal combination of consolidated loads, continuous moves, pooled shipments, and backhauls – even involving multiple modes. When you’re confident you’ve minimized your transportation costs and carbon footprint, one mouse click sends the plan to the TMS for execution.
Stay In Touch with Every Aspect of Your Transportation Process
Information about your shipments is available as management reports used for planning and analysis, reports that list every detail, and alerts to specific issues needing your attention. In every case, you can see the information in a way that’s most meaningful to you. It’s easy to create and schedule reports to fit your unique demands.
Deploy the TMS in the Cloud or at Your Site
The choice is yours. You can elect to have MercuryGate host the application in its SSAE-16 Type II certified facility or installed in your own data center. You can elect a subscription agreement or a traditional perpetual license and annual maintenance fee structure. Whichever arrangement you select, you’ll benefit from the same first-class support that all of our customers receive.
Rapid implementation means rapid time to value
Most new implementations of the MercuryGate TMS are operational in four to six weeks. The application uses templates so carriers, contracts, locations, vendors, and customers can be easily loaded and configured quickly. This means you’ll start seeing a return on your investment quickly.