Effective Automation – The What And Why For Freight Forwarding Companies
How Freight Forwarding Companies Can Benefit from Document Automation
Companies Rail, sea and air freight handlers don’t just look after their deliveries. They handle an enormous amount of paperwork and documentation for each consignment, from shipping notes to dangerous goods notices, waybills, bills of lading, proof of delivery and purchase orders. With multiple suppliers to collect from and thousands of destinations to deliver to, keeping track of all of this can be a nightmare. But with an effective document automation solution, freight companies can speed up the documentation process, reduce errors and free up time for their deliveries team.
What Does Document Automation Do For Freight?
Tipac’s effective document automation solutions provides a powerful digital documents management solution for freight companies of any size by putting all of the documentation for consignments in order and at the fingertips of those who need it, when they need it. From scanning the initial documents or creation of digital ones, our document management software captures consignment related information and associates it with the container number or purchase order. This and other documentation (such as proof of delivery documentation, which is scanned in on arrival) can be viewed by clients anytime through online portals, so customers receive a higher standard of up to date service.
Internally, our automation systems can make the approval and expense management process simple and painless. With our portal, you are in complete control of the parameters for automation, so you can set a limit on the size of invoices that are automatically approved, sending any that go above for manual approval. If a purchase order matches an invoice on any number of pre-selected points, it can be automatically processed, allowing you to fulfill orders and make deliveries more efficiently while remaining completely compliant.
Of course, these are just a few of the advantages of document automation for the freight and logistics industry. We will be revealing more in the next post, so make sure you keep an eye out for it! For now, if you would like more information about our document automation, or to book your free trial, get in touch with us today.
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