Warehouse rent & scanning: two functionalities tailored to logistics service providers
Belgian software company iOnLogistics has developed several interesting functionalities for its high-performance order-to-cash tool iTOS, fully tailored to the activities carried out at terminals in bulk, breakbulk and 3PL/4PL shippers. In this way, terminals and logistics service providers can easily implement the web-based architecture according to their needs. Here we discuss two of those functionalities with flexible added value: warehouse rent & scanning.
iTOS as an innovative solution had to be 100% configurable, comprehensive, modular and future-proof. With its many configurable functionalities such as warehouse rent & scanning, iTOS offers a complete solution for warehouses and terminals.
When developing its Terminal Operating System, iOnLogistics set itself some strict requirements. iTOS as an innovative solution had to be 100% configurable, comprehensive, modular and future-proof. In short, everything needed to make a warehouse or terminal run optimally, with maximum efficiency and minimum cost. The warehouse rent & scanning functionalities meet this description perfectly.
Automatic calculation of warehouse rent
As is iTOS tradition, this functionality is tailor-made for logistics service providers. They often stock customer products in their warehouses or on their terminals for a period of time. In such cases customers pay them 'warehouse rent' for the use of the storage space, until the goods are loaded again. iTOS can calculate the warehouse rent for you. You configure the right rates, taking into account the right parameters, and set up a job. From then on everything is an automatic process. Effortlessly and correctly.
You have a choice of criteria for the configuration. You can let iTOS calculate the warehouse rent based on 'stock picture', 'average stock picture', 'started calender period', 'started sliding period' and 'fixed'. Next, you set the parameters for the rates. These can include the frequency or the day of the calculation. Moreover, you configure the calculation per customer, and even per product. This is handy because it enables you to tailor the different options to the specific agreements made with each customer. Finally, after the calculation, you simply create an invoice with iTOS.
Scanning limits the error burden
The handheld application of iOnLogistics can be used in the warehouse or at the terminal. It makes it easy to scan the barcodes on the goods and at the locations. This is useful for loading and unloading, picking & unpicking, blocking & unblocking and shifting of goods within iTOS. This reduces the error burden and increases productivity. Moreover, your stock is always up-to-date. iOnLogistics works closely with various hardware suppliers and advises companies wishing to introduce scanning into their organisation.
With its many configurable functionalities such as warehouse rent & scanning, iTOS offers a complete solution for warehouses and terminals. The specialists at iOnLogistics will be happy to tell you more.