Proper pooling and routing Shift Efficiency into High Gear
Enable Operational Efficiency in Your Strategy
Make exceptional pool distribution part of your everyday strategy by identifying and executing advanced scenarios with dynamic pooling. You can optimize multiple connected intermediate points, including zone skipping to maximize shipping efficiency.
You can also consider several options, including fanning into a consolidation center, or transporting consolidated loads to distribution centers and then fanning out with deliveries in a single pass to see the full shipment lifecycle and avoid wasted space or added freight spend.
Tap Into Bottom-Line Value
Pool distribution allows you to take less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments and pool them to use fewer total trucks at your facility. Instead of having 12 carriers vying for space at the dock, pooling allows a single truck to load all shipments and address distribution without delaying your facility.
This is achieved by moving these pooled shipments to a single regional terminal or pool point. There the freight is sorted according to its final destination and sent on its way for local delivery at a significant total savings.
Zone skipping is the most common example used in shipment pooling and advanced routing. Rather than routing all shipments via air or more costly methods, zone skipping within the TMS is made possible. The MercuryGate TMS finds the most efficient route, switches the mode to ground when appropriate, and keeps all partners working in harmony within the new fulfillment model.
Proper management and insight into the process of route planning and pool scheduling is critical for continued growth and success in today’s volatile market, especially in high-cost modes, such as final mile.