We were recently approached by TCM Transportes, Mozambique to build a total logistics management ERP solution. The client has more than 200 trucks in their fleet and mainly operates across the eastern, central, and southern parts of Africa. Our team spent a few days at the client’s premises in Mozambique to do understand their work process in detail and studied some of their pain-points in detail. The client wanted a ready to deploy a fleet management solution.
One of their major concerns regarding logistics and transportation management was the lack of accurate and timely information reaching the main office. Irregular delivery time, high logistics costs, delays in processing, careless handling of cargos, inaccurate invoice management, etc. were some of the pain points that they were facing in the overall management process. Keeping track of everything simultaneously became a great challenge for the administrators and the need of the hour was an integrated logistics management solution. The proposed solution should manage HR, operations, finance, and inventory modules. Since they had branches across many countries in Africa, the client was on the look-out for a web browser based solution.
Ripples-FMS: Logistics Management ERP
Being in the transportation and logistics industry in Africa for close to a decade now, we are familiar with the tricks and trades of the industry and the region. We have seen companies use spreadsheets for managing their data, and here is why we thought it was not such a good practice. We have designed and developed a cloud-based fleet management solution for a leading logistics provider in Mozambique that addressed their various management and administrative issues. We already have a dedicated on-site team of developers, project managers to support and aid the client’s team.
We developed an integrated logistics and transportation management solution which was completely scalable according to the client’s requirements. All the freight logistics modules, including human resources with payroll management, stock control & inventory management, financial management, warehouse management, vehicle performance, and driver behavior correlation, etc addressed the client’s pain points. Completely designed and developed in Python’s Django framework, the application supported multiple browsers and could be accessed via an encrypted password through any of their branches. Presently the application is hosted in the client’s own head office server although in the future can be moved to cloud-based platforms without any issues.
The management was able to track cargo shortages, pilferage, and damages caused due to careless handling. Truck-wise, trip-wise, P&L, invoice reports, etc. provided great insights into the company’s daily operations.
Logistics Management ERP: Key Benefits & Features
- Integrated logistics operations
- Accurate and timely information
- Reduce the cost of operations
- Proper Invoicing and financial accounting
- Multi-branch, Multi-currency support
- Insights on warehouse inventory levels
- To-Do alerts and notifications
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Ripples-FMS can combine the power of IoT and the effectiveness of logistics management ERP to create a smart and connected supply chain for a leading logistics company like yours. Our dedicated team in Africa can come to your premises, do a system study, and identify the best possible solution for your company. You can learn more about freight logistics software. To reach us for a free consultation or live demo of our advanced logistics and transportation management solution.