Transport companies: Start with TransFollow from a distance
The measures surrounding the corona virus meant that many companies had to change their way of working. Working from home, and therefore meeting each other less often on the work floor or with less people, will probably become the new normal. This distance can cause delays in the current projects and planned projects on the roadmap, such as the digitalization of transport processes. However, the distance for digitalization does not have to be a problem; TransFollow is set up to connect supply chain partners to each other remotely.
You may also be faced with questions such as: Is now the right timing to digitize processes? Can I arrange this remotely? How do I inform my partners in the chain? How do I instruct my drivers?
First of all, this is the moment to start digitalizing your transport processes. It enables your drivers and supply chain partners to have all the information about the transports immediately available. The drivers do not have to wait for the paper consignment notes which go from hand to hand. In these times of extra precaution regarding hygiene, this is very convenient.
The use of the TransFollow eCMR makes it also possible to continue the workflows regarding the financial administration, to limit the risk of invoicing arrears. This can be done from any location, also from the home office, because the exchange of paper documents is removed. All the information about the transports are immediately available in the TransFollow Portal.
1.5 metres distance guaranteed
In addition to the advantages of managing the transport processes digitally, TransFollow also contributes to a better and more efficient compliance with the safety measures surrounding the COVID-19 virus. It seems that the 1.5-meter distance between people has to be maintained for a longer period of time in order to control the virus. With TransFollow it is possible for drivers to stay in the cabin of the truck during the signing of the eCMR to avoid any physical contact.
A few weeks ago, TransFollow launched an additional signing method, where the eCMR can be signed at a greater distance. In addition, it is also possible for the driver sign for the pick-up and delivery, or to have the recipient sign at a later stage (in this case, the recipient must also use the TransFollow App).
In addition, our team can also support you remotely with the integration of TransFollow with your software such as ERP, WMS and TMS systems. The integration process is already set up in order to be able to complete this remotely. Because TransFollow is active all over Europe, we are already set up to bridge this distance via our digital channels.
Next to that, we also have a web-based solution, the Transport Portal, with which you can immediately start creating and submitting the digital consignment note. The person who creates this eCMR can indicate all necessary information (carrier, sender, receiver and goods details…), and then share the eCMR with all partners in the supply chain.
Helping drivers on their way remotely
Finally, we can support you in instructing your drivers remotely. The TransFollow App, which the drivers use during their route missions to sign the digital consignment note, is easy to use. Nevertheless, your drivers may require more support. We offer instructional animations with which you can support your drivers to digitize the last step in the chain in no time.