Less-Than-Truckload Cost Information System (LTL/CIS)
Virtually every LTL shipment is a unique combination of weight, pieces, density, origin and destination, susceptibility to loss and damage, handling requirements and other factors – factors that make averages meaningless. Such shipment cost variances must be properly accounted for if carriers are to make valid pricing, marketing, financial and operational decisions.
Your LTL/CIS cost Model will contain unit costs and statistics developed directly from your general ledger and operating data. Carriers using LTL/CIS for pricing may also have a separate Model with budgeted or projected unit costs.
Each of your freight terminals will have a separate record in CIS containing specific terminal unit costs, defaulting to your company average. Each terminal profile also contains your specific P&D driving performance by run or location, and all outbound linehaul legs with the specific characteristics of each, including miles, cost, load, cube and balance adjustment.
Whether your needs are oriented toward customer profitability, analysis of existing traffic or the development of cost-based rates for pricing and traffic activities, LTL/CIS can be tailored to fit them precisely.
LTL/CIS is available as a stand-alone or Local Area network (LAN) system for Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Both the PC and LAN versions offer a close interface with your mainframe records and systems incorporating “real time” measurements of actual service units for activities utilized by each shipment (such as P&D stop/driving time and linehaul load factors).