Indianapolis, Indiana (February 10, 2012) – Integrated Distribution Services, Inc. (IDS), Indiana’s one-stop shop for complete freight management solutions, offers small and medium enterprises (SMEs) a fast and convenient way to oversee their shipments. IDS uses a web-hosted Transportation Management System (TMS) from MercuryGate that provides clients with real-time data, customized business intelligence reporting, scanned shipment documentation, and more.
IDS uses the economical and reliable MercuryGate TMS to provide outstanding visibility to clients. The system may be deployed as software-as-a-service (SaaS), accessed using any browser, or even hosted on the client’s own server. It can also be configured to forward real-time data to authorized mobile devices, allowing all stakeholders instant global access to freight-critical information.
Besides facilitating customer support operations and intelligence reporting, the TMS also supports freight optimization across all modes, revolutionizing the transportation management analysis process. Benefits for SMEs using IDS’s state of the art transportation management system include lower freight costs, improved carrier performance, and tighter control. The system allows for the easy planning and execution of freight, using advanced analytics to optimize load plans, modes, and routes.
Another important feature of the IDS system is its robust carrier metrics which, with the help of a centrally-managed database, automatically determines the best carrier for each shipment – ground, parcel, rail, air, ocean, or intermodal. IDS consolidates carrier information from multiple sources into a single database and synchronizes everything with the MercuryGate TMS so that clients are assured their data is always up-to-date.
With the MercuryGate TMS, IDS Transportation Services unites innovative management solutions with real-world dynamics to drive down their clients’ overall transportation expenses. The system can be readily integrated with existing enterprise applications and configured to accommodate the client’s changing freight needs over time.
About Integrated Distribution Services, Inc.
Integrated Distribution Services is a Plainfield-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider specializing in non-asset transportation services and contract warehousing. Fifty years of distribution and fulfillment experience has made IDS an industry leader in full-service logistics and freight management. IDS Transportation Services covers Door-to-Door North American Intermodal Service, Transportation Management, and End-to-End Supply Chain Management Solutions.
The main IDS distribution center is located at 3100 Reeves Rd., Indianapolis, IN. For more information about the company and the services they offer, call (317) 203-8715 today.