Successfully Navigate a Digital World
For years, technology has been a driving force in every industry. Companies that do not stay up-to-date will be left behind, and must embrace emerging technologies to remain relevant and retain their competitive edge. The good news is that significant strides have been made in the transportation and logistics industry to bring innovative products and process enhancements to market, such as sensors, cameras, mobile communications, tracking devices, and more. Most products integrate with a carriers’ Transportation Management System (TMS) and other platforms in the technology stack that help improve efficiency, retain drivers, and increase profitability.
Maximize the ROI on Your Technology Investment
KSM Transport Advisors offers carriers a structured process to review and analyze their current transportation management systems and all integrated and non-integrated TMS-related applications. Our Technology Assessment helps carriers identify their most pressing needs to ensure their technology packages measure up. Our advisors then provide customized recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the systems as well as an action plan to move from the current to recommended state.
Our Technology Assessment reviews a carrier’s ability to leverage data, analytics, and optimization, focus on internal security and quality control, and ensure back office processes are efficient. Specifically, we focus on:
Master file setup and configurations – including operational processes such as master file additions and maintenance, order entry, asset assignments, dispatch, payroll/settlements, invoicing, and safety
Reporting software and screen configurations – to ensure the data you need is always at hand
Accounting systems and documentation software – such as core financial processes including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, bank reconciliation, payroll, add-on modules, and reporting
Systems integration functionality – to test that all your systems effectively communicate with each other to provide real-time data, including mobile communications, fuel optimization, imaging, and other integration mechanisms into and out of each system
Additional (non)integrated modules – to determine if any current stand-alone modules should be brought into the fold and develop an efficient migration plan
It’s no secret that technology will partly determine the future of trucking, but a healthy system is not out of reach. Get started on your Technology Assessment to see where your company stands and learn how we can help you create a plan that drives your business for years to come.
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