The Living Systems Transportation Management System (LS/TMS) is an an affordable, lightweight, easy to deploy TMS designed for small and mid-size road-freight logistics providers that want fast results.
- Reduce cost by optimizing your fleet's utilization
- Increase process efficiency for operational savings
- Impress customers with higher service levels
Easy Order and Capacity Management
Administrate orders and private fleet capacities through a clean and simple browser-based interface. Living Systems TMS lets you stay on top of all order fulfillment requirements and gives you the up-to-date information your customers expect when they make an inquiry.
Smart Planning with Decision Support
Living Systems TMS streamlines the dispatching process and supports all essential tasks for consolidating loads and planning least-cost routes. The optional real-time optimization module helps dispatchers deal with order changes or unexpected events and guides them in hectic situations.
Fleet Procurement and Multimodal Execution
Manage the assignment of loads and routes to private and leased fleets, optionally spanning any number of multimodal capacities. Living Systems TMS keeps a full record of resource capacities and availabilities, including scheduled vehicle maintenance and drivers' rest periods.
Event Tracking and Handling
The optional Living Systems TMS event management module continuously monitors order and capacity related events. It classifies events according to their potential impact and provides tailored information to affected users and other systems.
Simplified Financial Administration
Living Systems TMS keeps a separate track of end-user freight charges and payments made to carriers. It manages multiple tariff variations for leased fleet capacities and factors in applicable service agreement differences.
Performance Monitoring and Reports
Get live visibility on key performance indicators (KPIs) such as cost per metric or capacity utilization. Track current status and historic developments through optional personalized online dashboards and reports.
Order and capacity management
Living Systems TMS provides front office staff with direct access to customer management, order processing, capacities management, billing, and reporting.
The planning system uses our smart and easy-to-use LS/ATN transportation dispatch software to build and modify moves at any time, assign them to private or leased capacities (spot market and freight exchange interfaces optional), track the progress of moves in execution, and alert in case of deviations.
Reporting and Management Information System (MIS)
Powerful reporting functions provide real-time visibility on capacity requirements, utilization, purchasing effectiveness, or other key performance metrics across the entire organization.
The optional decision support module can propose least-cost sequence of order collections and deliveries for each move, taking advantage of multi-stop, continuous move, and merge-in-transit opportunities.
The optional event management component of Living Systems TMS alerts and acts on a variety of order and capacity related events.
Standard Telematics interfaces
Living Systems TMS works with many Telematics solutions out-of-the-box, including FleetBoard, Funkwerk eurotelematik, OHB Teledata, and Transics.