WISL Branch Freight

The WISL Branch Freight System is designed to provide a branch operation with the capability to monitor and control freight costs. Through an interface with the corporate order entry and/or purchasing system, a data base keyed on customer reference number is established that contains information about shipment requests(both inbound and outbound).

Interactive facilities are provided to record receiving information for inbound shipments and to record shipping information at the time an outbound shipment is sent. In both cases automatic rating is employed to identify preferred carrier(s) and allow for accrual and control reporting. It is anticipated that the rates would be maintained centrally via WISL's Freight Analysis Information System with updates provided as required through EDI.

Platforms

Freight Management Server: Open Systems

Webserver:

Workstation: Any device that can run a browser (Windows Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator or Firefox) and can access the corporate intranet or internet as required

Includes:

Third Party Software

Freight Management Server:

Webserver:

WISL Software Modules 

Installation Preparation

There are many files that must be established to accomplish the freight management activities performed by BFS. They include the Carrier file, the Customer(corporate branch structure) file and all relevant rate quotes. One of these files, the Dealer(Shipper’s customer) file is maintained by ongoing imports from the shipper’s corporate ERP system as part of the shipment record.

The major area of focus is on the accuracy and completeness of shipping location data in the ERP customer file. Accurate location names and postal/zip codes are necessary to perform the rating and consolidation integral to BFS.

 

System Flow

Below is an overview of the main system flow of BFS.