For an optimal flow of goods in a supply chain, the exchange of data must also run smoothly. AEB Monitoring & Alerting offers next-generation shipment tracking. The AEB platform does more than just consolidate the tracking data of transport service providers. It also provides the foundation for modern supply chain event management. You define the milestones in your supply chain – and AEB Monitoring & Alerting sends you proactive alerts when delays or unplanned events occur. One more benefit: You get a solid base of data for measuring performance.
AEB Monitoring & Alerting outlines each individual step in the process, together with its expected runtime, and provides a clear roadmap of key milestones in the flow of goods. Examples of milestones include the availability of goods at the supplier’s loading dock or the delivery of a shipment to your customer by a transport service provider. These milestones are automatically monitored using tracking data.
When delays occur, the software recalculates the steps in the process in real time and adjusts the shipment’s expected time of arrival.
Delays and other supply chain disruptions can get expensive. That’s why AEB Monitoring & Alerting gives you a real-time overview of the status of each step in the process. If your carrier misses a pickup, the system automatically notifies the pre-defined group of people – such as the carrier dispatcher and your logistics planner. They can respond immediately by taking countermeasures to mitigate the disruption before it becomes a problem.
Is your carrier really providing the agreed service level? Is your customer right to complain about late deliveries? AEB Monitoring & Alerting gives you transparent processes and a solid foundation of data, so you always have the facts on your side. You’ll be ideally prepared when the time comes to begin meetings and negotiations with your customers and suppliers.
Much of the potential in your supply chain can be best leveraged by cooperating with all the participating companies. AEB Monitoring & Alerting provides the perfect IT preconditions for comprehensive partnership. The software integrates data from your transport partners while simultaneously letting your customers see the data pertaining to their shipments. You can decide what each partner sees.
AEB Monitoring & Alerting delivers helpful data on key aspects of supply chain performance, so you can quickly zero in on vulnerabilities in your logistics processes and take precise measures to counteract them. All so that your supply chain gets a little better each day.
Want to connect AEB Monitoring & Alerting to your current ERP system? Want to see the status of shipments, deliveries, and transports right in the customer order? No problem: State-of-the-art APIs make it easy to integrate seamlessly into your IT environment. We also provide you with ready-to-use plug-ins for SAP systems.
Essentially, you can link any carrier that is capable of providing status and event data. AEB handles the technical integration for you. Ideally, the carrier should use an industry standard such as the EDIFACT message IFTSTA. If so, the link can be configured with just a few clicks.
AEB Monitoring & Alerting converts the carriers’ status and event data into a standardized language. That makes it easier to read the event lists of different carriers and also facilitates carrier-to-carrier analyses. This is especially important with KPIs, so that you aren’t comparing apples and oranges.
Yes. You have complete freedom to define milestones within your process chains. Such a process can begin in your own intralogistics, of course, and you can define a throughput time for each step, which is then monitored and can be subsequently analyzed.
You can attach documents to any business object. Access to the documents can be limited to selected partners.
The software not only sends you email or text alerts when there are disruptions in your processes, it also automatically sends emails when certain events occur. For example: AEB Monitoring & Alerting can automatically send a shipping alert, including a tracking link, to your ship-to party as soon as the goods have been transferred to the carrier.
"When it comes to transparency in supply chains, it seems the balance is hard to strike. There is either too much information in the supply chain, or not enough. What's relevant, and for whom? Monitoring & Alerting from AEB makes it easy to select the right data along the way and alert the right parties when measures need to be taken."