Many shipping processes still exist in isolation, as they usually require manual intervention, which ends up eating into the shippers’ time. In fact, many shippers must jump through several different hoops in order to accomplish and fulfill their shipment orders. This can become quite tedious and inefficient as orders continue to pour in for the modern enterprise.
For example, imagine one of your employees is manually keying in every shipment order into your ERP system. They then spend an inordinate amount of time switching between different websites in order to find the best rates and carrier service. Once a carrier is found and selected, the staffer will need to print out the correct documentation and labels manually in order to move on to the next step. After they need to go back to the ERP system to enter the appropriate tracking numbers, shipping costs for billing, package details, and other shipping information.
If these steps are making you feel frustrated, then you’d certainly want to find a way to limit the time spent on shipments alone. These inefficient steps are simply a telltale sign that your shipping and business systems aren’t “communicating” with one another. The shipping process, in turn, becomes highly labor-intensive and error-prone.
However, mistakes like these can be avoided when you add a fully connected shipping solution to your modern enterprise, which is built specifically to help automate shipping processes and provide full integration of technology partners and business systems. Pacejet is equipped to integrate platforms you already use including your ERP, WMS, EDI, or e-commerce. By utilizing a fully connected platform, business systems are automatically updated in real-time, syncing with the current information across the shipping ecosystem, from the shipping dock to the customer.
As shippers begin to capitalize on full connectivity between their business platforms, they’ll see a measurable improvement in their process efficiencies, shipping controls, business analytics, and customer experience.
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