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.


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


  • 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
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