Are you facing individual challenges in the field of goods delivery? Would your MRP controller like to know the current location of your delivery vehicle and when the goods will be delivered? Or would your carrier like to enter the goods delivery at the customer’s site using mobile devices and document additional information (e.g. on the condition of the goods upon outbound delivery)?
The SAP-based apps by FIS for your distribution logistics help you optimize these and other tasks so that you will always have an overview of your logistics processes. The seamless integration of the apps into SAP enables you to create consistent logistics processes, also beyond goods issue: any information is immediately available in the ERP system in real time including the option of an automatic transmission without interface losses.
The app for the last mile (FIS/LastMile) replaces the paper delivery note. Your carrier documents the transfer of the delivered goods online or offline directly on site. Using mobile devices, your driver enters the signature of the goods recipient and, if required, photos and remarks that will automatically be stored in the ERP system relative to the outbound delivery. The optional tracking monitor is used to check and analyze outbound deliveries with your own car pool. As a result, the responsible persons involved have an overview of all relevant information via Track & Trace and can quickly respond to variances or route disturbances. The monitor also enables MRP controllers to reliably answer customer requests regarding the precise time of delivery.
Your benefits using the FIS/LastMile app
- Paperless documentation of goods delivery
- Online communication with the SAP system
- Also without Internet: outbound delivery processing
- High-performance basis through SAP technology
- Ergonomic and responsive dialogs (SAPUI5)
- Individual enhancement possibilities
- Transparency using the “Last Mile”
- Reduction of mobile devices by integrating further apps, e.g. navigation app or WhatsApp Messenger
Scope of the FIS/LastMile app
The mobile FIS/LastMile app, which is integrated in the SAP system, documents the goods delivery online or offline directly on site. The carrier enters the digital signature of the goods recipient in the app by using a mobile device (e.g. smartphone) and, if required, documents the transfer or the storage location via photos or remarks. These are then stored automatically in the ERP system as attachments to the relevant delivery. As a consequence, the goods delivery is digitally, easily and quickly documented in the system.
Delivery notes in paper form are no longer required thanks to the app and invoicing can immediately be initiated without the driver having to hand over the signed delivery note to the bookkeeping department and the delivery having been posted in the system.
The delivery of returnable transport packagings (RTP), such as Euro pallets or wire mesh boxes, can also be entered digitally using the app. Handwritten lists or unclear Excel files consequently belong to the past.
On the one hand, this results in improved liquidity due to faster processing time of invoices. On the other hand, companies benefit from higher data quality and reduced error rates since data and documents are immediately available in the SAP system and no longer have to be entered manually.
The optional tracking monitor for customers ensures transparency as to the current location of the goods. The customer is informed via geo-fencing whenever the car is within a specific radius from the place of delivery and the goods are expected to be delivered soon. Both the carrier and the customer benefit from improved plannability since goods receipt and unloading are better organized and can therefore be executed more quickly.
Thanks to the seamless integration of the app into existing system landscapes, the creation of interfaces requiring intensive maintenance is no longer necessary. The driver can integrate further apps into FIS/LastMile, such as a navigation app for ideal routing or WhatsApp Messenger to directly inform the customer about delivery delays.
FAQ on FIS/LastMile
Your benefits using the Tracking Monitor
- Clear user interface for quick evaluations at the control station
- Short response times due to live data
- Transparency for the customer due to quick information on send status
- Option of route analysis and optimization
- Identification of unplanned delays (due to traffic jam or breakdown for instance)
Scope of the Tracking Monitor
As an optional enhancement of the FIS/LastMile app, the tracking monitor can be used to check and analyze goods deliveries with your own car pool by means of the “Track & Trace” function. If the Internet connection is activated, this enhancement provides you, for instance, with live map data on vehicle locations, routes and wait times. As a result, the responsible persons involved have an overview of all relevant information and can quickly respond to variances. In case of customer queries concerning the time of delivery, this transparency results in increased customer satisfaction as the MRP controllers can deliver precise information.
Moreover, the application collects relevant geodata that may be used as a basis for downstream route optimizations. In this context, collected data means, for instance, experience values from route overlaps or traffic jam and weather information. This information helps optimize the future outbound delivery, i.e. it can be executed more efficiently and quickly.
FAQ concerning the Tracking Monitor
SAP software for your logistics processes
Consultation and introduction of SAP EWM
The high-performance SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) software meets the highly complex requirements of advanced logistics, such as the implementation of material flow systems (MFS) or conveyor systems. Less complex warehouses can also be mapped via SAP EWM without any problems due to the software’s high scalability.
Consultation and introduction of SAP TM
Ensure optimized management of your transport processes with SAP TM. Automate your transport planning and execution and thus reduce your transport costs in the long term. Real-time data enables you to make quick and valid decisions at any time, for example in the event of delivery delays.
Further services by FIS
Use the SAP-based apps by FIS to optimize your distribution logistics processes and ensure consistently integrated logistics flows. With more than 25 years of experience in ERP environment and logistics, the FIS logistics experts will be pleased to advise you with regard to your individual requirements. Please contact them via e-mail or phone.