Automated Transportation Optimization & Management

AtomTools™ is our break-through Business Process Automation tool that streamlines the planning and execution of your transportation management operations.  It builds on our state of the art PlanTools™ components which optimize your modal selection and routing.  AtomTools™ monitors the flow of orders into optimization, evaluates the results and releases the best loads for shipment – at the optimal time for the best possible customer service balanced against freight cost.  And it spots the exceptions where your planning staff needs to intervene.

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Integration with our existing TMS

AtomTools™ uses PlanTools™ to optimize the full range of transportation modes based on cost and service, including:

  • LTL
  • Full Truckload and Multi-Stop Truckload
  • Parcel
  • Air
  • Intermodal
  • Expedited Ground
  • Pool Distribution/Consolidation at origin and/or destination
  • Dedicated Fleet alone or optimized against Common Carrier

AtomTools™ automates these functions:

  • Monitors open orders to decide when to release them into the transportation planning cycle
  • Rate shops and selects carriers, using cascading tenders where appropriate
  • Responds to order changes in due dates, quantities, and urgency – triggering exceptions for manual intervention when necessary
  • Reviews optimized loads to determine which are ready for dispatch and which might be held pending additional orders to similar locations
  • Dispatches and confirms booking of shipments to selected carriers
  • Alerts planners to service or performance exceptions as soon as detected
  • Optionally automates appointment scheduling

Benefits

  • Reduced total transportation cost
  • Measureable improvements to customer service
  • Reduced Headcount
  • More disciplined transportation management process
  • 24/7 operations, without 24/7 staffing
  • Accelerated order cycle times