New Parcel Technology to Debut at PARCEL Forum 2019
Parcel shipping is one of Target Freight Management’s (TFM) fastest-growing client groups, and at PARCEL Forum 2019 (Dallas, TX October 28-30, 2019) visitors will be able to see why: the Parcel Dimensionalizer is TFM’s proprietary technology that makes it faster, easier, more accurate, and less expensive for TFM customers to send over 500,000 annual parcel shipments (and counting). TFM developed the Dimensionalizer to serve its LTL and FTL clients, but its proven benefits are so powerful that TFM recently adapted it to create a Parcel-specific version.
“The Dimensionalizer lets our Parcel shippers quickly measure and catalog their shipments with total accuracy,” explains Chris Cummings, Director of Parcel at TFM. “The Dimensionalizer weighs, measures and dims your whole shipment in under 10 seconds. Its patented software then communicates all of this information to our Transportation Management System (TMS) and to the customer’s ERP, so everyone is on the same page. The Dimensionalizer also photographs your parcel from all angles and retains those images in its archive, which is crucial support if your shipment ever has any damages claims.”
In addition to measuring and cataloguing shipments, the Parcel Dimensionalizer’s TMS integration enables TFM to get instant shipping quotes from FedEx, UPS and/or the USPS for all modes. By collecting and storing each shipment’s characteristics, TFM can use this data to develop new pricing strategies for contract negotiations with the carrier.
In one customer facility, the Parcel Dimensionalizer has increased throughput by 25%. Where before installation, three people would measure and weigh each box individually and punch in the dimensions. With the Parcel Dimensionalizer, it now takes one person and the dimensions and weight are automatically transferred to the TMS for price calculation.
To learn more about the Parcel Dimensionalizer, and to see all the ways TFM is changing the freight game with cost-reducing innovations, visit BOOTH 241 at PARCEL Forum 2019.
About Target Freight Management: Target Freight Management, Inc., is an industry leader in Less-Than-Truckload and Full Truckload transportation management systems, empowering customers to ship with confidence. TFM has developed a full range of logistics solutions, from time-saving back-office applications to their patented FIDA technology, which maximizes carrier space and efficiency while protecting TFM customers from unexpected overages and fees.
2019 marks the fifth straight year a TFM company was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. TFM has been voted the Best Place to Work in Pittsburgh by its team members, and also ranked as the Fastest-Growing Company in Pittsburgh. TFM President and CEO Mike Wagner was named 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
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