Under the headline ‘Out of the Box’, Bremen-based software service provider CargoSoft will focus at the LogiMAT – The international trade show for intralogistics solutions and process management (19-21 March 2024 in Stuttgart) – on how industrial and commercial companies can digitally manage their international transport flows via ‘CargoSoft SCM/TMS solution with SAP connection’. “Diversification of procurement markets and increasing supply chain disruptions have changed the demands on logistics and shipping managers. Digital solutions that allow booking and monitoring of transport orders with the various service providers, gain in importance”, explains Friedrich Schierenberg, Managing Director of CargoSoft.
The days when shippers bundled their transport orders and handed them over to a single forwarding agent for processing are over. Shipping and logistics managers are increasingly becoming ‘managers of their service providers’ themselves, who always need direct access to the transport status for production or their own customers. “The CargoSoft TMS software, has been developed as a customized and easy-to-install operational solution. Via SAP system connection, all relevant orders can be transferred directly to either the SCM or the TMS solution of CargoSoft, and status information can be returned,” says Schierenberg, outlining the concept.
Many interfaces – newly implemented: WebCargo
Of particular interest to shippers are CargoSoft’s various international connections to other players in the air freight, sea freight and customs sectors. These include standardized interfaces to ports, transport companies, freight forwarders and tracking service providers. This networking is constantly being expanded. Schierenberg cites a new cooperation as an example: “By using WebCargo, the user can request current prices from the airlines directly through CargoSoft TMS, place bookings and integrate the data into the order.”
Own data sources for transport decisions
From discussions with representatives from industry and retail, Schierenberg has learnt that SMEs are looking for software solutions that can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively. “This is the target group for our solution, which incorporates a great amount of logistics know-how and development expertise,” confirms Schierenberg. It enables logistics and shipping managers to make their transport decisions on a solid basis from their own data sources without being dependent on third parties. In practice, this means that service providers and partners can be connected directly, which can then be selected depending on the relation, mode of transport and type of goods. Status information can be viewed in a pooled form, regardless of the linked data source from which it originates.
CargoSoft is located at the LogiMAT at Halle 8, Boothnumber 8C53.