Tempo - Transport event management and resource optimisation

The Tempo Platform has been design for first concepts to deliver visibility across a transport and logistics network. From job dispatch and freight allocation to all the standard and not standard process a driver may need to carry out in the field.

Tempo - transport event management and resource optimisation

The product can be configured, by you, to specifically match your business process and the terminology you use.

Network and processes

Tempo - Transport event management and resource optimisation

The diagram above gives a high level view of a network and the typical data capture points. Across a national network, depending on the services provided, a carrier will scan freight between 3 and 10 times to give a clear view of the location and state of the freight. The following are points where freight is handled by a person or machine and so can be easily scanned so cost is not needlessly introduced to the network.

Within a typical Transport and Logistics Network, Tempo is used for process control and event tracking at the following points, these are examples only:

  • Delivery by the shipper to a depot
  • Pick up at the shipper by the carrier
  • Inbound scanning to the Carrier to be sorted to runs, both local and remote (Line Haul).
  • Load to line haul. This process takes all the freight that is not for delivery in that city and sorts it to freighters. These can delivery to one or a number or locations along the way to the final depot or drop location.
  • Out for delivery (OFD) has many different names depending on the carrier (scan to Van, On for delivery). This process moves the freight from the depot to the driver’s vehicle.
  • Delivery to a commercial customer (B to B). This is still the bulk of deliveries in the transport and logistics operation. A driver can deliver from one small items to a full truck load with hundreds of items to the one location.Delivery to a consumers (B to C). This is a major growth part of the market but is also low profit if not managed very well as first time delivery rates can be as low as 70%.
  • Delivery to other carriers who will deliver in their regions (typically not major centres).
  • Safety checks can be built into the process at any point, from start of day to customer site

Exceptions are managed across each of the processes within the network including:

  • During Out For Delivery where OS&D (Over Shorts and Damaged) can be noted
  • During Delivery where extra services, failures and damage can be recorded.

The above configuration of events and processes just one example configuration of Tempo.