International Asset Systems® (IAS), the leader in cloud-based solutions for logistics and transportation management, announces IAS Dispatch Mobile, a smartphone application that enables capture of critical shipment events and data in real time. IAS Dispatch Mobile extends the IAS Dispatch suite, making it simple and easy for drivers to review and update their pick-up and delivery jobs from their mobile device. Shipment data can be integrated to motor carriers’ and shippers’ in-house systems by IAS. The new application is available for Apple® and Android™ smartphones and is now available from the Apple App Store or on Google Play™.
“Our customers’ first- and last-mile shipment reporting requirements are moving from hours to minutes,” said Ed Schriger, vice president, product management of IAS. “Leveraging mobile capabilities to achieve that, while also replacing manual voice or paper-based methods provides benefits to both the buyers and the providers of goods transportation.”
One of Dispatch Mobile’s strengths comes from IAS’ integration capabilities. Real-time shipment data and Proof of Delivery (POD) can be integrated into the motor carrier’s or freight forwarder/3PL’s transportation management system (TMS). This means a motor carrier whose TMS does not have mobile capabilities can use IAS Dispatch Mobile to satisfy customer requirements and reduce its dispatchers’ workload.
“We move dozens of time-critical loads per day for one of our IAS-connected customers,” commented Christopher Mason, vice president and COO of Columbus Courier & Freight, LLC. “Using Dispatch Mobile my drivers get a signature and POD back to me and IAS gets them to my customer in minutes, which is what our service is all about.”
IAS Dispatch Mobile is a simple-to-use application that enables drivers to capture key shipment information, including Proof of Delivery (POD), signature and related images. Events and supporting images (POD, damage, other documents) received from Dispatch Mobile will be processed by IAS DispatchManager, and simultaneously made available to the originating shipper/logistics service provider and to the motor carrier on the IAS web application, or, if integrated with IAS, direct to the motor carrier’s transportation management system.
IAS Dispatch Mobile is easy to use with no training required. Drivers can start reporting events today. Features include:
- Driver assignment via IAS DispatchManager
- Available today for Apple and Android smartphones
- Easy filter and search to view pick-up and delivery jobs
- Capture pick-up and delivery data in real time with a simple screen tap
- Report events with “sign-on-glass,” photos and documents, as needed
- Get directions to the pick-up or delivery location
- Reduce calls, paperwork and duplicate data entry for drivers and dispatchers
- Feed pick-up and delivery data to the IAS DispatchManager platform and motor carriers’ transportation management systems automatically
For a video demonstration of IAS Dispatch Mobile, click here.
IAS provides greater visibility, control, and optimization of assets through a collaborative platform uniting the global trade, transportation, and logistics industry. IAS solutions, quickly implemented and immediately beneficial, can be operated as standalone web-native applications or integrated into existing transportation management systems. The IAS platform and solution portfolio create a more valuable network by enabling clients to interact seamlessly, optimizing the inland intermodal process, and lowering the cost of routine business transactions. IAS connects thousands of trading partners including leading ocean carriers, motor carriers, railroads, logistics providers, equipment lessors, repair depots, and terminals, and enables them to increase revenue, margin, and service. The IAS team of transportation experts is dedicated to providing world-class solutions and combines personal, 24/7 service worldwide with one of the intermodal industry’s most comprehensive service level agreements. For more information, visit http://www.interasset.com.