Freight Visibility: The Key to Success
We want to help your company become more flexible and more efficient. We come from the supply chain world and understand the importance of freight tracking and logistics. In fact, BOLT is an acronym for Best On-Line Tracking! When you can accurately track of where all your equipment and freight are, where they were, and where they will be, then your business will be in top form.
Bolt also provides a Customer Portal Option, where you can selectively allow your customers the ability to log into your system and view the details of their shipments – whether they are scheduled, in-transit, or delivered. You can also provide automated emails with delivery ETAs, based on data from your vehicles' On-Board Computers.
"Most of our competitors concentrate on tracking the truck, which limits what you can do against Amazon... BOLT provides the flexibility needed to give you that fighting chance."
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Let Freight Tracking Data Be Your Guide
Supply Chain Optimization for Transportation
BOLT was designed as a supply chain module that fills in a missing gap – transporting of finished goods from manufacturer to consumer. Whether inbound, outbound, or third party loads, all relevant information is displayed and readily available. BOLT gives you the capability to integrate with your Corporate ERP system and allows for updating of In-Transit Inventory with Enterprise Inventory Management for raw goods, work-in-progress, or finished material.
We have seen it many times – management uses BOLT to examine routes and performance, and discovers ways to increase efficiency and delivery speed. They may, for example, look at the available data and determine that there are better ways to make a last mile delivery – such as utilizing a local or regional carrier, rather than relying on a 53-foot trailer and tractor. With insights like this, BOLT helps even small companies compete against industry titans.
"BOLT has made the decision to support a mix of devices... Our objective is to help you find the best price/performance solution to your fleet management issues."
Read More: CElectronic Logging Devices (ELD) / On Board Computers (OBC)
How to decide? Which option is best?
Handle Multiple Channels With Ease
As online sales continue to explode, growing and sustaining multiple sales channels can be overwhelming for shippers. Most truck-based freight movements are either "1 pick / 1 drop" or "1 pick / multi-drops." Ever since Amazon, this is not acceptable to the average consumer. They expect next day delivery, and they expect it at their home address.
Using older methods, these demands are getting increasingly hard to meet while maintaining profitability. Time, cost, and profitability must be recorded, documented and incorporated into the overall cost for each SKU or material unit. BOLT gives you the means to achieve next-day delivery through multi-channel distribution, while properly tracking costs every step of the way.
"A number of steps must be taken to profitably serve the consumer market..."