WISL Freight Audit

WISL Freight Audit(WFA) provides for the recording of invoiced shipments. It also identifies duplicates or overlapping billing by connecting carriers, and effectively eliminates the possibility of paying for a shipment more than once. If the bill of lading had been previously recorded through the shipping interface facility the invoice charge is compared to the rated amount and any discrepancy is reported. If the bill of lading was not previously recorded the bill is rated and then compared.

Carrier freight bills may also be imported directly through WISL EDIT, automatically rated, compared with BOL records and exception reporting generated.

A mechanism is available to periodically determine carrier liablity and generate transactions to update the corporate ERP system to provide for carrier payment.

WFA provides for the recording of a great deal more data than is required for auditing as such data may be desired for further analysis. The extent of such record keeping is customized for each installation.

Platforms

Server: Open Systems

bulletUNIX; AIX, Solaris
bulletWindows Server
bulletLinux; Redhat

Workstation: Text or GUI apps, anything that runs AccuTerm terminal emulation ; text only apps, dumb terminal that emulates industry standard term types

Includes:

bulletWindows PC
bulletMac
bulletThin client
bulletVarious dumb terminals

Third Party Software

bulletIBM’s UniVerse DBMS
bulletAccuSoft’s terminal emulation package – AccuTerm
bulletPC Miler, + PC Miler Server + Canadian Postal Codes

WISL Software Modules

bulletFreight Analysis Information System Shipping Interface(SI)
bulletFreight Analysis Information Rates Maintenance(RM)
bulletFreight Analysis Information Route Analysis(RA)
bulletFreight Analysis Information Shipment Analysis(SA)
bulletWISL EDI Transportation(EDIT)

Installation Preparation

There are many files that must be established to accomplish the freight management activities performed by WFA. Many of these are maintained by the facilities of FAIS SI. They include the Carrier file, Customer(corporate structure) file and the Dealer(client customer) file. Some of these files may be partially maintained by ongoing imports from the corporate ERP system through FAIS SI.

A key area of focus is on the accuracy and completeness of shipping location data in the ERP customer file. Postal codes are necessary to perform the rating integral to WFA.

Essential to auto-rating is that carrier rate quotes and tariffs must be maintained(FAIS RM).

bulletMiscellaneous freight management files
bulletShip Location – postal/zip codes
bulletFreight Rates(FAIS RM)

System Flow

Below is an overview of the main system flow of WFA. Third party software and WISL modules are shown in brackets where they are utilized in the process.

bulletOn-going maintenance of carrier rates and tariffs(FAIS RM, PC Miler)
bulletImport of carrier rate quotes(FAIS SI) , WISL EDIT)
bulletBOL import from corporate ERP system(FAIS SI)
bulletImport or entry of carrier freight bills(WISL EDIT, FAIS SA)
bulletAuto-rating and exception analysis(FAIS RA, PC Miler)
bulletPeriodic determination of carrier liability(FAIS SA)
bulletFreight cost centre assignment(FAIS SA)
bulletInterface with ERP for carrier payment(FAIS SI)

Reporting

bulletOperational reporting is available at every stage of the system flow
bulletA great deal of analytical reporting is also available(FAIS SI, FAIS RA, FAIS SA)