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10 reasons why it is worth integrating Goodloading as a TMS module using the API

The new version of Goodloading, a loading simulator, is not only a pallet placement calculator, but also a rich offer that allows you to use the logistics program for significant savings in logistics. It is possible to integrate Goodloading with any TMS system. By doing so, the transport management tool gains full functionality of Goodloading, and the user has access to all the data within one system.

Definition 1: TMS (Transportation Management System) programs are software used in the logistics industry to manage transport and logistics processes. They feature multiple functions that help companies plan, monitor and optimize transport operations. Some key characteristics of TMS programs include order management, route planning, fleet management or real-time vehicle monitoring and tracking.

Definition 2: API (Application Programming Interface), on the other hand, is a set of defined rules and protocols that enable communication between different applications. API allows programs to exchange data and collaborate. In the case of integration between the TMS system and the Goodloading program, API allows for an automatic response on how to optimally use the loading space.

10 reasons why it is worth integrating the API with the latest version of Goodloading:

  1. Dozens of algorithms checking the optimal placement

Goodloading uses dozens of advanced algorithms that analyze and check the optimal distribution of the load based on specific parameters.
This allows the TMS user to achieve maximum utilization of available space, reduce transport costs, and optimize loading time.

  1. Access to 3D visualization

The new version of the Goodloading API not only provides calculations for cargo space occupancy but also offers access to 3D visualization. This allows for a realistic representation of cargo distribution within the loading space. As a result, logistics professionals can visually assess loading efficiency and anticipate potential space or load safety issues. Additionally, manual adjustments can be made to the received layout.

  1. Loading/unloading/reloading points along the route

Goodloading allows users to precisely plan loading, unloading and reloading points. By adding information about “Milk-Run” and loads at specific points, TMS users will receive feedback regarding cargo space occupancy at each stage of transport. This feature is extremely useful for companies with complex routes that require flexible load management in various locations.

  1. Advanced load stacking function

The new version of Goodloading introduces an extensive load stacking function, allowing users to precisely plan and optimize loading in multi-level configurations. The integration enables determining the number of levels, the percentage of load support, or specifying which loads can be placed on designated levels. This is especially useful for companies that transport loads of different heights and require flexibility in arrangement.

  1. Handling pipes and barrels

Goodloading supports special types of loads such as pipes and barrels. Users can precisely plan the distribution of these loads, taking into account their specific dimensions and needs.

  1. Arranging loads at any angle

In the case of loads whose length exceeds the capacity of the loading space, Goodloading allows arranging them at any angle, providing greater flexibility of the process. This function is available after switching to 3D visualization and manual setting. Users can adjust the arrangement of loads to specific transport requirements, which leads to better use of the available space.

  1. Working with air freight containers

The Goodloading program is compatible with air freight containers, allowing users to optimize the placement of loads in these specific containers. This results in cost optimization for air transportation and increases the efficiency of logistics operations.

  1. The center of gravity in a maritime container

The new version of the Goodloading API offers a center of gravity feature for maritime containers. Users can precisely determine the location of the center of gravity of the container, which affects the stability of sea transport and minimizes the risk of cargo damage.

  1. Additional configuration options

Goodloading allows for adding additional configuration options, such as a refrigeration unit, wheel arches in the vehicle, container doors and variofloor. This provides users with greater flexibility in load planning and adapting it to specific transport requirements.

  1. Possibility of placing loads longer than the loading space

Goodloading allows users to stack loads that are longer than the available loading space. After going to the visualization, the user can manually put part of the load outside the vehicle. This allows for optimal utilization of the available space and minimizes losses resulting from the inability to load a long cargo.

To sum up, the integration of the TMS system with the new version of Goodloading brings numerous benefits to the users. It is a comprehensive logistics program that helps companies achieve greater efficiency, reduce transport costs and minimize the risk of load damage. Integration with the TMS system via API integration ensures a smooth flow of information between different systems, enabling improved logistics management and even greater operational efficiency.

If you use TMS software on a daily basis and would like to have access to the loading planning module, let us know and we will reach out to your service provider. Feel free to contact us: Integrations@goodloading.com

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