ShipSoft Bill of Lading Generator

Automatic Bill of Lading Production

Overview

Varsity ShipSoft Bill of Lading Generator automatically creates and prints formatted VICS, open standard, and international bills of lading for truckload or LTL shipments facilitating compliance with shipper, carrier and consignee requirements.

The ShipSoft Bill of Lading Generator eliminates error-prone and time consuming manual bill of lading production. Each document contains the required origin/destination, billing and shipment details. In addition, ShipSoft Bill of Lading Generator prints individual bar-coded package labels to help keep shipments together.

By accurately preparing bills of lading, shippers ensure compliance with each consignee’s standards, avoiding penalties or fines. Carrier compliance, accurate delivery and billing are achieved by the automatic generation of carrier specific sequenced PRO numbers and the inclusion of complete shipping information on contents, destination and delivery specifics. If it becomes necessary for the shipper to file a claim, or respond to a query, bill of lading details are available for recall from ShipSoft’s historical database.

The ShipSoft Bill of Lading Generator is an optional module that is available for ShipSoft-Parcel™ and ShipSoft-Freight™. For more information, contact Varsity at 800.438.SHIP.

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Freight Plan: Pre-Shipment Load Planning Module

Overview

Varsity FreightPlan automates the inbound and outbound pre-shipment load planning process. FreightPlan enables ShipSoft-Freight™ users to do dynamic load building and order consolidation, produce recommended shipping plans, and perform online review and acceptance of load plans. Working within user-defined parameters, FreightPlan incorporates customer delivery requirements to drive down transportation costs, supports unique customer service standards, and enhances overall transportation productivity.

Key Features

¨ Dynamic Load Building and Consolidation FreightPlan allows users to employ a variety of different consolidation strategies to facilitate development of an optimal shipping plan. For example, FreightPlan automatically aggregates orders traveling to the same destination and has the ability to hold orders for consolidation with later orders based on delivery dates. It can also determine pool points, if desired, to maximize efficiency and utilize the most effective combination of line-haul and LTL. FreightPlan offers planning for TL and LTL moves–including multi-stop shipments–providing the optimal geographic route for each. ¨ Produces Recommended Shipping Plan Based on the results of analysis, FreightPlan generates a detailed shipping plan for each move. Outputs include detailed Shipping Instructions and a Driver’s Log for the proposed shipment, as well as a detailed report of costs and savings for the proposed move versus other alternatives.

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Freight Audit: Multi-modal Audit Module

Overview

ShipSoft-Freight is a full-featured, multi-modal rating and shipping engine for freight shippers who ship in North America. ShipSoft-Freight automates and expedites the weigh, rate, and label functions for LTL, truckload, and rail shipments with a state-of-the-art rating engine that can be configured with over 350 LTL tariffs and any number of full truckload rates. The system utilizes tariff and shipping information to generate rates and select the optimal mode and carrier for a given shipment.

ShipSoft-Freight generates PRO numbers and supports the generation of VICS Bills of Lading and pallet labels. It also handles multiple mode selection and rate shopping, performs freight manifesting, and maintains all discount and contract details.

Key Benefits

♦ Enhances shipping flexibility with access to more than 350 carrier tariffs

♦ Reduces freight expenses through rate shopping for all transportation modes

♦ Consolidates and controls shipping information for all transportation modes in a single system

Key Features

♦ Automatic Carrier Selection ShipSoft-Freight automatically finds the lowest rate for a shipment based on a user’s custom tariffs and discounts, saving time and ensuring smarter transportation decisions. ShipSoft-Freight has an embedded database that provides unparalleled accuracy and precision for automatic freight rating, rate analysis, and rate maintenance.

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ShipSoft Freight: Multi-modal Freight Shipping Solution

Overview

ShipSoft-Freight is a full-featured, multi-modal rating and shipping engine for freight shippers who ship in North America. ShipSoft-Freight automates and expedites the weigh, rate, and label functions for LTL, truckload, and rail shipments with a state-of-the-art rating engine that can be configured with over 350 LTL tariffs and any number of full truckload rates. The system utilizes tariff and shipping information to generate rates and select the optimal mode and carrier for a given shipment.

ShipSoft-Freight generates PRO numbers and supports the generation of VICS Bills of Lading and pallet labels. It also handles multiple mode selection and rate shopping, performs freight manifesting, and maintains all discount and contract details.

Key Benefits

♦ Enhances shipping flexibility with access to more than 350 carrier tariffs

♦ Reduces freight expenses through rate shopping for all transportation modes

♦ Consolidates and controls shipping information for all transportation modes in a single system

Key Features

♦ Automatic Carrier Selection ShipSoft-Freight automatically finds the lowest rate for a shipment based on a user’s custom tariffs and discounts, saving time and ensuring smarter transportation decisions. ShipSoft-Freight has an embedded database that provides unparalleled accuracy and precision for automatic freight rating, rate analysis, and rate maintenance.

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Freight Solution Overview: Freight Shipping with Varsity

Overview Varsity offers powerful freight shipping solutions for LTL, truckload, and rail shipments within North America. Exclusively designed for the IBM System i, Varsity’s freight solutions automate the complicated tasks of load tendering, LTL rating, shipment planning, carrier selection, mode selection, shipment documentation and confirmation, and even freight auditing and payment.

Varsity’s freight solutions combine for an integrated suite of advanced supply chain execution modules for the most complex freight shipping and auditing requirements.

Varsity’s Supply Chain Execution Modules for Freight ShipSoft-Freight

ShipSoft-Freight is a multi-modal rating engine and shipping solution for freight shippers who ship within North America. It simplifies the outbound shipping process for LTL, truckload, and rail shipments because it provides one platform for all shipments and selects the optimal rate, carrier, and mode. It also supports the generation of Bills of Lading (including VICS), LTL labels, and LTL manifesting

. Key Benefits

♦ Flexible, modular solution allows freight shippers to select only the functionality they require

♦ Reduces labor by applying business rules to custom tariffs and shipment information for optimal carrier and mode selection

♦ Shrinks overall shipping expenses through automation of the freight audit process

♦ Guaranteed upgrade path provides scalability for growing businesses

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ShipSelect: Carrier Selection Module

Multi-Modal Carrier Selection Module

Overview

ShipSelect automates the carrier selection process for shipments of all modes including LTL, truckload, and rail. ShipSelect is designed to automatically analyze criteria such as transit time, carrier preference, cost, mode, performance, and carrier service types to present the optimal carrier based on the user’s particular criteria. This guarantees the optimal carrier is chosen for every shipment while conforming to routing guide requirements.

By performing the carrier selection process upstream, ShipSelect ensures that the customers’ shipping requirements are exactly met at order placement time.

Key Features

¨ Intelligent Carrier Selection for All Shipping Modes ShipSelect intelligently chooses carriers based on weighted selection criteria that go beyond least cost, including mode, transit time, lane, customer location, and the like. Carrier consideration can be limited by lane, shipment size, customer, and other factors and then ranked according to mode, transit time, carrier performance, cost, or other criteria. Selections can be made automatically, or after an on-line review of alternatives. ShipSelect will also ensure that appropriate weight-breaks are applied and can automatically determine whether a shipment should go parcel or LTL.

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ShipView™ Plus – Transforming your Shipping Data into Actionable Information

Transforming your Shipping Data into Actionable Information

Overview

The ShipView™ Plus analytics module is a powerful shipping/transportation performance management application that provides cross-enterprise views and analysis of critical shipping information.

ShipView Plus includes Varsity’s TransData datamart which collects and provides access to a broad range of detailed historical shipment and transportation data that is identified, defined, and documented for use. With intuitive, GUI-based business performance dashboards and dynamic, flexible analytic query and reporting capabilities, ShipView Plus delivers the tools necessary for shipping and logistics managers (as well as C-level executives) to strengthen negotiating position with carriers, identify and correct hidden cost and performance problems, and revamp transportation management strategies.

With ShipView Plus, all of this is available at the finger tips of managers without any requirement for IT/programming time or effort.

Key Features

¨ Accessible from a web browser, with a full range of Windows® -based, GUI tools for analytic proposes, include: o Shipment/Transportation Dashboards o GIS-Geographic Presentations of Information o Flexible Analytic Views of Information (for on-the fly “slice-and-dice and drill-downs”) o Full export capability to a wide range of applications and formats, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, HTML, XML, PDF

¨ TransData, shipment and transportation datamart is included/integrated and reliably updated on the IBM i platform

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ShipOptimizer™ – A Shipping Containerization Solution

Shipping Containerization Solution Overview

ShipOptimizer is a revolutionary new way for companies to offset rising transportation costs and improve efficiency within their warehouse. Simply stated, ShipOptimizer gives companies the ability to accurately predict shipping costs whether orders are taken via the internet or at order entry time, in advance of actually shipping the product.

Key Features

¨ The ability to optimize the container packing process in your warehouse enables companies to face increasingly complicated processing requirements in the fulfillment and distribution of their products.

¨ The ability to address changes in order profiles and full-case and split-case picking, and build rules surrounding carton and pallet build.

¨ The ability to develop an efficient plan to build cartons, pallets, and trailers as part of distribution processes.

¨ The ability to select the number and size of cartons needed to pack orders for shipment based on each item’s dimensional cube, weight and compatibility with other items.

¨ The ability to meet complex processing requirements, save time, packing materials and containers, and reduce operating and transportation costs as well as product damage that leads to costly returns.

Advantages

¨ It allows you to quote freight at the time an order is placed.

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