by Henk Boorsma
March 20, 2015 / Product
Once again, Riege has taken a giant step forward, scaling up collaboration efficiency between freight forwarders, their customers and agents by sharing data and visibility of air freight, sea freight and road shipments online – in real time. With the Scope Connect module, customers of freight forwarders will no longer just track and trace their shipments but manage them as options are many:
With the completely redeveloped module, web users can enter bookings directly, whether they are air, sea or road. One time shipments can be booked in 4 simple and clear steps. Repetitive bookings can be generated easily by using templates. Right after its submission, the new booking is visible in Scope for further processing by the freight forwarder.
PDF documents generated from Scope such as airwaybill, bill of lading instructions and booking confirmations are visible for the web users in order to provide real time information updates.
Detailed status information on each shipment can also be queried by web users. All common statuses are displayed – pickup done, fwb submitted, shipment departed, container booked, container loaded onboard, vessel departed, shipment arrived, proof of delivery. You name it, they’ll get it.
Overview and Monitoring
Web users can monitor the statuses of their bookings and shipments online and export reports directly to Excel – for a complete overview of all of their bookings and shipments.
If third parties next to shippers or consignees are defined, they may also be enabled to enter additional information on shipments. Road transporters may register pickup dates and time or pod-details. Overseas agents may register arrivals or customs clearance status updates – including PDF uploads of customs documentation on shipments.
To avoid undesired confusion or access, all details of what a web user is allowed to do and what he can see are defined by the freight forwarder in Scope. Thus, Scope Connect is as comfortable as controllable. For the benefit of all partners involved.
What else can we say? Time to get real, time to get Scope – since with the real time shipment management by Scope Connect, freight forwarders will also be way beyond compare to competitors.