Agillence Logistics Management System

ALMS is a special hybrid TMS+WMS system to manage routes and shipments in a complex lean manufacturing network.  When deployed in conjunction with Agillence Lean Logistics Optimizer (ALLO), clients have a seamless solution that supports the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) continuous improvement cycle.

It  enables multiple users with different logistics responsibilities to collaborate in managing route planning, load execution, and freight payment.  It provides enterprise-wide visibility of common logistics data and exceptions over geographic, organizational, and temporal barriers.

Logistics management includes many different activities over long time period,  from design, planning, execution and payment. In addition, it involves many entities with different goals such as plants, suppliers, carriers, crossdock operators, logistics purchasing, logistics payment, and logistics service providers (network designer, logistics engineer, logistics manager, dispatcher).  In logistics where rubber meets road, there are plenty of exceptions that throw off any well intentioned plans and schedules.
 

Typically, logistics management uses many different systems with poor communication, cumbersome interfaces, duplicities, errors, and lack of visibility that result in very high costs to all parties involved.

Key Features

  • Lean Manufacturing Centric
  • Supports multi-tier crossdock network
  • Change management (routes,  packaging)
  • Automated handling of packaging supplier interface (weekly, daily, ASN)
  • Visualizations for data exceptions
  • Automated ship volume calculations
  • Process automation to reduce manual efforts
  • Full life cycle management of loads
  • Crossdock management
  • Self bill invoicing with several audit checks
  • SaaS and Cloud based scalable & secured platform
  • Seamless integration with Agillence Lean Logistics Optimizer (ALLO)

Benefits

  • Central point of truth for managing complex logistics data
  • Visualize data and highlight non-conformances and variation
  • Enables team member collaboration
  • Minimizes IT infrastructure & support investment
  • Creates visibility to operational level continuous improvement ideas & optimization
  • Supports data-driven, cyclical, operational-level route planning
  • Supports use of multi-tier crossdock strategy
  • Integrates with ALLO to support streamlined cyclical network optimization process
  • Creates organizational visibility to variations in the logistics operations
  • Supports lean back-office business processes to streamline continuous improvement efforts
 
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