Mapotempo, publisher of route management solutions and DDS Logistics, publisher of TMS software, have signed a partnership to offer their customers a solution for managing transport operations from the first to the last mile.
Transport is an essential area of competitiveness for companies. This link in the supply chain has undergone many upheavals over the past three decades: globalization, urban concentration, rising fuel prices, the explosion of e-commerce, the creation of disruptive delivery offers standardizing complex and costly customer requirements, and stricter legislation (HR and environmental). These changes complicate the management of transport operations and raise fundamental social issues in the fields of the environment, the economy, employment and health.
In recent years, the advent of TMS has enabled carriers to rationalise and pool the operations carried out by their fleets, and shippers to control the costs of the services entrusted to carriers and to obtain visibility of flows.
But the borderline between shipper and carrier is sometimes blurred and common needs have emerged. Thus, some shippers rely on a dedicated fleet for part of their operations, for example over the last kilometre, and conversely, carriers have developed a 4PL offer to organise shipper flows.
To meet these challenges, DDS Logistics and Mapotempo now offer a solution that optimizes transport operations from the first to the last mile through a unique technology, integrated into the DDS Shipper TMS.
For shippers, route optimization makes it possible to process in a single TMS both the operations entrusted to carriers and those carried out in a dedicated fleet, and thus to rationalize transport plans and gain in competitiveness.
Route optimization also improves customer satisfaction by respecting their time slots, improves the safety of mobile teams by balancing workload and complies with HR and environmental legislation.
Through this partnership, DDS Logistics and Mapotempo provide a global response to current issues: last mile, track & trace, sustainable transport…