Efficiency in Every Area:
Intelligent Transport Management
You contract out freight orders to transport service providers? You want to efficiently automate dispatch handling? You aim for simplified accounting via credit notes?
With our transport management system (TMS) LP2, you will optimize your transports, lower your freight costs and increase the quality of your logistics. One of the best performing, most flexible software solutions on the market, tried and tested through millions of transports.
Rely on a Tried and Tested, Customizable System for Your Entire Transport ChainEnsure transparency and efficiency throughout the organization and assignment of all kinds of shipments through:
Orders can be combined into shipments automatically, which in turn are automatically combined to form transports – all through freely configurable criteria
Mobile app SmartPOD with sign-on-glass function (SOG) as a proof of delivery and for communication with sub-contractors
Consolidation to collective shipments through customizable criteria
Maximum overview with minimum processing effort thanks to consistency of data across all processing phases
Efficient loading device management provides transparency in coordination with all partners
Dangerous-goods handling module
Possibility to connect an ATLAS module
High level of automation through barcode scanners and scale connection
Web services and tracking for a wide range of CEP service providers and forwarders
Automatic, process-related printing of all shipping documents including freight documents, router labels and delivery lists
Digital notifications via file transfer, e-mail, text message, etc.
Master Complex Processes with Ease: Freight Calculation for Various ScenariosCalculate freight costs simultaneously for different partners with various charges, based on individual tariffs. Effortlessly calculate multimodal transport with multiple service providers.
Transport management system LP2 allows you to reallocate freight costs easily and efficiently within your organization – on different levels and with any parameters – all the way down to item level.
Fully automated credit note procedures, even with 'multi-sourcing'
Manual spot prices, conversions, observance of bulkiness, scale comparisons, accumulations, minimum and maximum values, etc.
Credit Note Procedure
Reduce Your Administrative Effort and Create Efficient Invoicing Methods
But the transport management system LP2 offers much more: Transport costs are automatically booked to the correct cost centers in the company with reference to the orders. Credit note data is sent to logistics service providers electronically via standardized interfaces. These features further reduce administrative efforts in checking and bookkeeping.
InvoiceMatching for Systematic Freight Controlling
The transport management system LP2 and its add-on InvoiceMatching allow you to establish systematic invoice checking – with maximum efficiency and reliability.
In InvoiceMatching, LP2 first calculates the exact cost of the shipments, taking into consideration bundling and multimodal transports, and allocating the costs proportionately to each logistics partner. These cost calculations are saved and later automatically matched against the inbound invoice data or the requested credit note for the service provider.
Your accounting control can then focus on dealing with any differences discovered in the matching. You can set deviation tolerances per item with absolute and/or percent values.
- Fully automatic import of invoice data via interface
- Semi-automatic import of invoice data (e.g., freight invoices in Excel)
- Automatic mapping of invoice data to shipments and transports
- Checking of transport status upon receiving the invoice
- Checking of individual invoice items
- Clearing or rejection of items based on various criteria
- Claims processing with requests for corrected credit notes or invoices
Tariff Information Tool e-freight—Web-Based and Company-Wide
The efficient tariff information tool by Städtler Logistik is called e-freight. Via e-freight, authorized staff throughout the entire company can access the service provider and tariff database via intranet or internet, and use the information to calculate reliable costs for their transport orders.
In addition to the tariffs, e-freight can store contact details, country restrictions, and more. This even makes it possible for holiday replacements and new staff to reliably calculate the cheapest transport offer.
- Simple querying of freight costs by entering shipment data in the web browser – logistics expertise is not required
- Range and level of detail of results are freely configurable
- Automatic pre-selection of service provider according to destination area, dispatch mode, and other criteria
- Comparison of logistics costs for different modes of transport and service types (e.g., express, delivery by 10 a.m., etc.)
- Freight calculation can be executed in any currency: conversion of the charge currency to current rate of your company currency
- Integration of various distance modules with the option for interactive location search
- Delivers detailed results—especially important for invoice checking
Online Order Entry
Reduce Errors and Effort with Decentralized Order Entry in LPOnline
Learn more about LPOnline, the tool for decentralized order entry via the web. This high-performance web client add-on perfectly complements our leading transport management system LP2. This prevents continual phone calls to your company's logistics centre. Learn more ›
Then LPOnline is just what you need: our solution for decentralized, web-based order entry. By using this tool, internal purchasers and external trade and sales partners can place transport orders which are then scheduled centrally.
The direct interface to the transport management system LP2 reduces entry effort and error sources. The application design and data entry interfaces can be customized according to the requirements of your company.
Avoid Waiting Times and Chaos During Delivery
GateScheduler is our smart software solution for this. The principle of the GateScheduler is simple: Logistics service providers can book slots for their ramps and gates in the web-based tool.
This benefits both parties: On your side, your workload is lessened and chaos and error rates on the ramps are reduced. Your service providers no longer have to wait in line, but can better plan their dispatch times and down times.
The expected transport is entered into a web portal by LP2. After logging in with a username and password, the service provider can view their transport in the portal and book their deliveries or pickups with their vehicles into vacant time slots.
- Manage unlimited locations and gates
- Length of time slots can be set per gate and time (depending on available personnel capacity or goods type)
- Customizable layout – GateScheduler will have your corporate design
- Automatic updates—all changes are transparent
- Enables evaluations and optimizations through collecting and analyzing actual arrival and departure times
- Rebooking transport
- External transport (outside of LP2) can be booked as well
Web-Based Order Awarding
Extremely Efficient: Web-Based Order Placement with Logistics Partners and Service Providers
It can be so much easier for you: with the web-based solution WebPublishing, created by our logistics experts. Each of your logistics partners is connected to WebPublishing without any major IT integration effort, can view the transport orders entered for him and accept them based on the agreed rates with a simple click.
You can send transport requests to specific forwarders and award them directly. Simple and via the web, reducing organization and communication effort.
With WebPublishing, you establish your company’s own freight exchange to which you can invite selected service providers to bid on transport orders. Thus you will lower logistics costs.
Request transport services, award orders, store freight documents, status notifications/track & trace functions – all of this can be taken care of in WebPublishing easily, conveniently, and with little communication effort.
Freight Cost Analysis
Become Even Better thanks to Statistics and Controlling with Clear Data Analyses
SP2, our highly specialized solution that supplements our transport management system LP2 with statistics and controlling features. This tool provides you with valuable possibilities to analyze the data collected in your operative logistics to further optimize your logistics processes.
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That’s why we offer the highly specialized analysis tool SP2 as a supplement to LP2. SP2 not only allows you to analyze transports and costs in detail, but also to continuously calculate and retrieve company-specific logistic KPIs (key performance indicators), and integrate them in automatic reporting. Visualization of the data occurs in table form, or in maps stored in the system for a better overview.
Control the Inbound Process Chain with OrderPortalOrderPortal is a component of our transport management software LP2 that allows you to completely integrate the suppliers into the inbound process chain.
Here are the steps of the supplier integration, including packing of the goods to be delivered, label-printing, and assigning forwarders:
Orders to the supplier/s are automatically placed in OrderPortal via an interface. Thus the supplier can see all orders destined for them presented clearly in the portal. They have various possibilities to search for references or status values.
Once the order has been completed by the supplier, automized interfaces of the OrderPortal provide all required data to the purchaser‘s goods receipt system or WMS. After scanning the SSCC label during goods receipt in inbound delivery, all information for further treatment of the ordered goods are available.
When an order (or part of it) is ready to be shipped, the supplier creates the corresponding package units in OrderPortal (e.g. pallets). Then the supplier packs the articles (order items) in the created package units by using drag & drop, taking into account the quantity available. This creates a precise hierarchy showing which item and what quantity of it is packed in which package. In this process, the supplier can also specify details, such as the BBD, batch number, or the origin.
You can create the SSCC label directly in OrderPortal. Thanks to its flexibility, the layout including the logo and further specific characteristics, such as the order number or item number, can be adapted according to your needs.
OrderPortal offers a wide range of statistics and analyses for internal and external purposes. You can analyze data interactively and flexibly using the Cube module. In addition, predefined Dashboards offer a quick overview. Their aim is to represent all relevant data in a transparent and self-explanatory way.
Transports can be assigned to a forwarder automatically with all transport-relevant data (if they are not assigned by the supplier). It is also possible to transfer the transport in real time to our WebPublishing portal for tendering or direct assignment.
BillingPortal: The Mediation Portal for Self-Billing and Incoming Invoices
- BillingPortal is an add-on module to our leading freight solution LP2. It begins the process after creation of a self-bill, right before it is sent and booked.
- Now a service provider can check the pre-invoice. At this point, the VAT obligation and the payment duty have not started yet.
- The business partner can validate the process or submit corrections which the issuer will verify and confirm or reject.
- BillingPortal is a multilingual system that is working worldwide, especially in countries that forbid self-billing or in which self-billing is unusual.
- Multiple departments can verify and confirm the correctness of incoming invoices.
- BillingPortal can show detailed statistics and useful analytics.
In LP2, you calculate the freight for transport and shipments. There are various methods to do this, which you can also use in combination. For example, you can manually calculate within the transport or shipment, calculate hundreds of transactional objects by using a query (inquiry), or calculate fully automatically in the background via the job management of the freight server.
After the calculation, so-called freight vouchers are created. There are various methods available in LP2 for creating a freight voucher, e.g., from the transport result or shipment result, or you create an empty freight voucher and then drag and drop the items onto the voucher using a query.
Now the service provider can be automatically informed by the system that a new voucher is available for checking. The service provider can view the voucher, accept it or reject it. When doing this, they can see every single cost element with its calculation bases and also download them via Excel to electronically check the credit advice.
When the service provider is finished with the check, they close the voucher. When the voucher is completely accepted by the service provider, it will be printed and posted again and definitively.
Statistics and analyses
A wide range of analyses is available for internal and external purposes. The aim is to represent all relevant data in a transparent and self-explanatory way.
You can analyze the data interactively using the Cube module or use the static but predefined dashboards for a quick overview.
In the DMZ, the website adapted to the Corporate Identity is hosted on the web server provided to Städtler Logistik. The data is forwarded to the database via a broker. This ensures maximum security and the data is available in both directions in real time.
Dispatchers usually use our extensive and flexible system LP2 to automate their work as much as possible.
The Smart Client LP2 is used as a Windows application in the specialist department. Website access for internal personnel is possible, but not required.
Succeed with Städtler
»Thanks to LP2’s web interfaces, we have been able to substantially simplify our entire communication with sorting facilities and transport service providers. Together with Städtler Logistik, we established consistent IT-supported processes that are largely automated. Moreover, we benefit from prices in line with the market through the auctions.«General Manager, SUEZ Service GmbH
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