Freight Management Systems Development Company
Pick Devox’s freight management services to get comprehensive and fully custom logistics software. Identify and cut unnecessary expenses, reduce the pain of compliance with different regulations, including the environmental ones, and get complete control of your freights with our help.
What is a Freight Management System and How Can it Help My Business?
Freight management software is a specialized tool designed to streamline and improve the process of managing and tracking the movement of goods and cargo. This software provides centralized control over fleet operations, laying out the full picture concerning freights, like timetables, good transported, and other details.
Freight management solutions are specifically focused on the transportation and delivery aspect. They are particularly useful for businesses that deal with large volumes of shipping and need a specialized tool to manage that part of their operations effectively. Naturally, Devox develops FMSs with customization to any transport, be it road, rail, air, or sea.
Benefits of Custom Freight Management System
Centralize Your Control
Improve Visibility and Tracking
Resolve Inventory Management Issues
Be Green Effortlessly
Key Features to Add to Your Custom Freight Management System
Make sure your local or global freight management system has everything it needs to upgrade your operations. Devox can provide an MVP with some of the features so that you’ll evaluate the system in action, moving on to the full-scale product gradually with time.
This feature allows businesses to manage and communicate with multiple carriers, compare rates, and select the best options for their shipping needs.
Route Optimization and Transportation Management
The system analyzes various routes to determine the most efficient path for delivery, considering factors like distance, traffic, and delivery windows. It includes planning, execution, and optimization of the physical movement of goods. This feature ensures efficient and cost-effective transportation.
This provides real-time visibility into the status and location of shipments, enabling businesses and customers to track the progress of deliveries.
It helps in efficiently planning the cargo space, ensuring that shipments are consolidated in a way that maximizes space utilization and minimizes costs.
Freight Audit and Payment
This feature automates the auditing and payment processes for freight bills, ensuring accuracy, reducing administrative work, and preventing overpayments.
Some freight management systems integrate inventory management, which helps in tracking stock levels, predicting inventory needs, and reducing overstock or stockouts.
Compliance and Documentation Management
The system manages necessary shipping documents such as bills of lading, invoices, and customs paperwork, streamlining the documentation process. It also ensures adherence to various shipping and transportation regulations. Maintain compliance with local, national, and international laws.
Reporting and Analytics
The system provides detailed analytics and reports on various aspects of freight operations, offering insights for better decision-making and strategic planning.
Freight Management System Services We Provide
Devox’s expertise can bring you anything there is on the market. Whether you work in maritime logistics, operate land greights, deliver goods via air require anything else, we can develop it for you.
Ocean Freight Management Software
Manage the complexities of sea cargo transportation. The ocean freight management software focuses on container tracking, port and customs clearance, and vessel scheduling. We will include features for managing both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) shipments to provide streamlined and compliant maritime logistics for your business.
Air Freight Management Software
This software is designed for the logistics of air cargo. It emphasizes rapid transit times, air cargo tracking, and compliance with aviation regulations. Key features include flight scheduling, cargo space management, and expedited customs clearance, catering to the need for speed and efficiency in air freight operations.
Land and Truck Freight Management Software
This software focuses on managing over-the-road freight transportation, encompassing aspects such as route planning and optimization, fleet management, load scheduling, driver performance monitoring, and real-time vehicle tracking. Best suited for trucking companies aiming to reduce fuel consumption, ensure timely deliveries, and maintain competitive service in the logistics industry.
Railroad Freight Management Software
Deal with the unique aspects of rail freight, such as railcar leasing, cargo space optimization, and compliance with railway regulations easier. During development, we’ll focus on railcar tracking, scheduling, and rail yard management. Most suited for businesses relying heavily on rail transport for bulk shipments and long-distance freight movement.
Intermodal Transportation Systems
Specialized in managing the transportation of cargo using multiple modes of transport (e.g., rail, truck, ship) without handling the freight itself when changing modes. Includes features for coordinating different transportation methods and tracking cargo across various segments.
Container Management Systems
Oversee the logistics of shipping containers thanks to features like container tracking and inventory management, optimizing container usage and movements. Tackle complexities associated with containerized cargo, including storage and transshipments, taking the maximum of the container usage in both sea and land transportation.
Freight Brokerage Software
Enable your freight brokers to facilitate the process of connecting shippers with carriers, getting an enhanced focus thanks to features like load matching, carrier management, rate negotiation, and transaction processing.
Freight Forwarding Software
Tailored for freight forwarders, managing shipments from origin to destination. Devox will include features like document management (like bills of lading or cargo manifests), customs brokerage, and shipment tracking. Simplify the complexities of global trade logistics and ensure smooth transit of goods across international borders.
Yard Management Systems (YMS)
Deal with the oversight of the logistics yard where trucks and trailers are parked. The YMS helps in managing dock scheduling, gate check-in and check-out processes, and yard asset tracking. This software is best suited for reducing congestion, improving loading and unloading efficiencies, and enhancing overall yard productivity.
Our Freight Management System Development Process
To start a truly tailored freight management system, the first thing we do is gather and analyze requirements from stakeholders. We talk to your logistics managers, identifying your business needs, pains and user personas, and, based on this information, we further define the scope of the system, including desired features, integrations, and compliance needs. Afterward, our team creates a project plan outlining timelines, milestones, and resources.
Our design team enters the game: they produce a vibrant user interface (UI) focusing on usability and user experience (UX). This work is followed by diligent UX research and consultations with stakeholders concerning the brand look and visuals. Starting with wireframes and prototypes for key system components, we move on to a full-scale design, both for desktop and mobile versions if the latter is within your order.
We decide on the technology stack and frameworks to be used, and then develop system architecture and database design. We start writing the code based on the design specifications. Developing the back-end (server, database, etc.) and front-end (user interface), we then ensure the system is modular for easy maintenance and scalability.
We Integrate the FMS blueprint with existing systems your business already operates with (like ERP, CRM, or warehouse management systems) or other software, if we’re developing one for you. Then, the development team incorporates third-party services (e.g., GPS tracking, carrier APIs) as required, and gets to application testing.
Before deployment, we conduct various types of testing: smoke testing, unit testing, system testing, integration testing, and user acceptance testing (UAT). After making sure the application works as intended, doesn’t have downfalls, and any problems on the user side, we fix the leftover bugs (if any) and deploy it, implementing data migration if needed.
Having deployed the system, we observe the way it works and stay in touch to fix bugs, answer questions, update it regularly, or scale at your demand. Be it new features, security patches, or compliance needs, we are here for you.
Logistics Software Integrations
Java, Python, C#, PHP, .NET, Spring Boot, Node.js
Mobile App Development Tools
Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React, Native
MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL
MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis
Cloud Computing Platforms
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
API Development Tools
Version Control Systems
Git (GitHub or GitLab)
Containerization and Orchestration Tools
DevOps Tools (CI/CD)
Jenkins, Travis CI, CircleCI
Business Intelligence and Analytics Tools
Tableau, Power BI, Python
Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms and Sensor Data Integration
Azure IoT Suite, AWS IoT, MQTT Protocol, Zigbee, LoRaWAN
AI and Machine Learning Libraries
TensorFlow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, IBM Watson, Azure Machine Learning
Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce
QuickBooks, Xero, FreshBooks
FedEx Ship Manager, UPS WorldShip, DHL eCommerce Solutions
Customs and Compliance Software
Flexport, Avalara, Descartes CustomsInfo
Third-party Logistics (3PL) Providers
DHL Supply Chain, XPO Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
Security and Compliance Tools
Norton, Security McAfee, RSA SecurID
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How does your Freight Management System address fleet management challenges?
In Devox, we believe in addressing industry pains by saturating our custom software with advanced tracking and scheduling features. These include real-time GPS tracking of vehicles, efficient route planning to reduce fuel consumption and travel time, and proactive maintenance alerts to prevent breakdowns. Our system also allows for detailed driver management, including performance monitoring and scheduling, ensuring that your freight management logistics operates at peak efficiency at all times.
Can the Freight Management System be customized for different types of transport, such as road, rail, and sea?
Absolutely. Our system is built with versatility in mind, providing tailored solutions for various transport modes including road, rail, and sea.
For road transport, we offer features like route optimization and traffic updates.
For rail transport, we include scheduling and railcar tracking.
For sea freight, our system supports container tracking and port management.
Each mode has specific functionalities designed to optimize the operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness of that particular mode of transport.
How does your system ensure compliance with international shipping regulations?
Apart from the development team, our company’s lawyers keep their hands on the pulse of regulations in the industries we make software for. This is how we stay updated with international shipping regulations and incorporate these updates into our system regularly. The FMS we make automates the generation and management of necessary documentation, ensuring adherence to customs regulations, import/export laws, and maritime guidelines. It also offers features like cargo screening and duty management, helping businesses avoid costly penalties and delays associated with non-compliance.
Can the Freight Management System help in reducing freight costs?
Yes, one of the primary benefits of working with freight management system software is its ability to significantly reduce freight costs. These systems offer carrier rate comparison, load optimization, and route planning features, which help in selecting the most cost-effective shipping options. In case of Devox, we also provide advanced analytics that gives insights into cost-saving opportunities by identifying inefficiencies in your logistics operations. Our freight audit and payment module also ensure accurate billing and prevent overcharges, contributing further to cost reduction.
How does the system assist in handling compliance with environmental regulations?
Environmental compliance is a growing concern in logistics, and our system is equipped to help businesses meet these challenges. It includes features for monitoring carbon emissions, ensuring adherence to environmental standards such as the Clean Air Act and MARPOL. The system can optimize routes and loads to minimize fuel consumption, contributing to reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, it provides reporting tools to track and report environmental performance, aiding in compliance with global and local environmental regulations.
How is Western Freight Management different from custom freight management system?
Western Freight Solutions provides a comprehensive set of supply chain products, including freight management systems, however, it’s a Canadian-based company that focuses on the Canadian market and logistics regulations. On the contrary, the custom software will cater to a market you as a client will choose to work with. The Devox team can help you make this software as effective as possible: for that, we’ve gathered a team of developers, account and project managers, lawyers, and other dedicated professionals who have solid expertise in custom development.
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