As customers demand greater functionality in their fulfillment and delivery activities, transportation has become a strategic enabler of corporate strategy. Many global companies and prominent logistics service providers rely on Oracle to reduce freight spending, increase supply chain visibility, and improve security across their logistics networks.
Oracle’s Transportation Management solution is a single platform, web-architected transportation management system that supports local and global requirements from a central repository of information. This allows our customers to reduce freight spend, lower inventory levels, increase customer satisfaction while driving continuous improvement across the extended logistics network.
As a cloud-based application, OTM is built on a modern, internet-based architecture that provides maximum flexibility and the lowest total cost of ownership. Its key advantages are:
It is a web application. All Oracle Transportation Management functionality is accessible through standard web browsers, which enables companies to deploy the solution across global organizations with minimal effort. Mobile device support is also included.
It provides for secure collaboration. Oracle Transportation Management’s unique security model enables companies to collaborate with any trading partner – suppliers, customers, carriers or brokers, by enabling these parties to access relevant information and business functions in Oracle Transportation Management. For example, suppliers can route their orders, carriers can accept and manage their shipments, and customers can view the status of their deliveries.
It uses a service-oriented architecture: Oracle Transportation Management fully supports service oriented architecture (SOA) for maximum business process flexibility. Companies can support their specific business process requirements by leveraging Oracle Transportation Management’s many web services. For example, they can use Oracle Transportation Management’s rating engine service to generate shipment cost and lead times as part of an order fulfillment process.
It is scalable. Oracle Transportation Management’s flexible architecture enables companies to start small and expand as necessary to support growth in users, transaction volume and business processes while maintaining high performance service levels. Most new customers can go live Oracle Transportation Management solutions in a matter of weeks—with the assurance that these cloud services can scale to handle more-complex needs as they grow.
Oracle’s cloud-based transportation management solutions span all modes and geographies to provide robust capabilities for transportation planning and execution. Designed to support both shippers and logistics service providers, Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service can help a company manage, track, and streamline transportation activity across fast-moving, global supply chains.
This mature solution will empower companies to reduce freight costs, optimize service levels, and automate routine business processes—so that you can run your logistics operations with the utmost efficiency.
The cloud makes sense for transportation management because it allows multiple parties to seamlessly collaborate—from submitting orders to verifying rates to checking on delivery status. With no hardware to install and no software to maintain, the Oracle solution is quick to deploy and easy to use. Oracle maintains one set of documents for rates and tariffs—a central repository that all authorized parties can access securely. Oracle keeps the data up to date so companies don’t have to spend time looking for the latest information.