Springboard Applications

Multi-Carrier Management recommendations

Multi-Carrier Management: Analysis and Recommendations

In an effort to meet customer expectations about delivery speed, distributors are opting to use multiple carriers. But each carrier has its own requirements and ways of working. To best work with this scenario, distributors need to integrate their warehouse systems with a multi-carrier management tool. But what’s the best way to do that? And …

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Multi-Carrier Integration market

Multi-Carrier Management: The Market

As a distributor, your profits are being squeezed. Despite enjoying a significant growth in revenue from ecommerce, you have likely seen an increase in the number of small parcel consignments you send. This, together with customer expectations of ever quicker delivery, will have required a change in your delivery strategy. Like many others, you will …

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H N Nuttall Improves its Fleet Management with Springboard Delivery

H. N. Nuttall is a family-owned business that supplies dry, chilled and frozen foods to the catering industry. Based in Manchester, the distributor supplies restaurants, hotels, care homes, hospitals, schools, colleges and other venues across England and Wales. Inefficient route scheduling and no proof of delivery Running its own fleet of around 20 trucks, H. …

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6 ways to tell that your business needs a TMS

6 Ways to Tell Your Business Needs a Transport Management System (TMS)

For the smaller distribution business, managing the admin and operational aspects of the logistics is usually undertaken manually. But as you grow, how do you know when is the right time to invest in a Transport Management System (TMS)? Here’s six ways that you can tell when the time has come to implement a more …

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Google Maps VPS and AR

Google Maps Demonstrates VPS with Augmented Reality

Google Maps is an indispensable application. And thankfully for those of us that rely on it, over the past years, Google has mapped more than 21 million miles in 220 countries and plotted hundreds of millions of businesses across the globe. At its recent I/O 2018 event in May, Google demonstrated some exciting new functionality …

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ecommerce integrations

How Integrating eCommerce with Your ERP Can Drive Efficiency

One of the most prominent trends in commerce to be observed this century has been the demise of the high-street. The phenomenon has been hastened by the growth of online retail, where ecommerce has attracted those keen to run a business without the overheads associated with a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ store. While individual ecommerce …

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route planning man versus machine

Route Planning: Man vs. Machine

The general opinion in the logistics market is to push towards automated route planning systems. But is this always the best option? Is machine always better than man? The benefits of automated route planning The two main benefits of automated route planning systems are that they save time and also focus on a single parameter, …

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Why use Carrier Integrations?

Carrier integrations are just one component of a warehousing operation. But it’s a vital one. Distribution operations up to a certain throughput can work very well without it, as carrier requests can be manually made. But once orders increase, your dispatch systems start to become more disordered, especially if you’re using multiple carriers and are …

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Springboard Delivery Route Optimisation

Route Optimisation Added to Springboard Delivery App

We’ve just updated our popular Springboard Delivery app and the new 2018 release now includes route optimisation functionality. At the click of a button, you can use route optimisation features that bring reduced travel times for your fleet. Not only do your administrators no longer have to manually plan routes, your customers get their deliveries …

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Springboard Delivery app

Manage your last mile delivery operation with Springboard delivery

Our new release of Springboard Delivery is here! Much anticipated, our latest release of Springboard Delivery has been upgraded to an entirely new cloud platform, bringing with it the ability to host a wide variety of new features including: Intuitive route Scheduling Driver movement, route progress and speed tracking Barcode compatible detailed proof of delivery …

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