With our Warehouse Management Solution there is the feature Shipping. There are many parts to freight integration. Firstly it completely streamlines the warehouse team with pick, pack and ship. It gives users ability to print freight labels during a pick or pack which makes it simpler and more efficient.
Let's look at some features worth asking when you are completing your preliminary research of the Warehouse Management Solution integrating with Freight software.
1 - Can the WMS print the freight labels during the picking and packing stage?
2 - Does the WMS offer a third stage of shipping to print the freight labels separate to pick and packing?
3 - Does the LxWxH and Weight parse automatically from the ERP to the WMS for the cartons and items?
4 - Can you select a pack type of Carton vs Pallet?
5 - Can you select multiple completed picks to go onto one consignment with multiple cartons for each pick?
6 - Does the WMS integrate with multiple carriers?
7 - Can it integrate with cloud Logistics Management platforms such as OneFlo?
8 - Can it return quotes to the WMS user which could display the rule of lowest cost carrier?
9 - Can the customer service team review consignments using the WMS to help with customer inquiries?
With point 5 we have a number of customers who would like to consolidate a consignment. This is where multiple orders have been picked and packed for the same customer and are shipping to the same address. You can consolidate this into one consignment and reducing your freight cost.
Most importantly having a user friendly Warehouse Management Solution allows our customers to access all the freight information on the WMS freight management menu. For example if the customer service team wanted to know a freight charge for a consignment, they can use the WMS to lookup the cartons sent, the measurements and weights for each carton as well.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk further about our Warehouse Management Solution for your business.