Freight Cost Calculators
Most logistics service providers today use an automated software package such as Cargowise which not only generates invoices, they can also provide quotations and costings. These can work well providing the rates and information are entered correctly and regularly updated, however the importer or exporter needs to keep requesting rates for certain orders or quotations. As most people have and know how to use Excel, a cost calculator can save everyone time and money by providing an on-the-spot price for shipments of any given weight or measurement being shipped by either air or seafreight.
Rates are entered into the spreadsheet as per your providers' quotation. These rates can be updated by the user as and when freight rates or surcharges alter.
When shipment details, such as weight, measurement, container type etc are entered into the front screen along with the relevant rates of exchange, you will get an instant bottom line price for that shipment.
Click here to get an interactive functional demonstration of how this Calculator screen works.
For a more detailed analysis of how the total cost is broken down, click on the Breakdown link and you'll get all the charges listed in your local currency. This should match with your freight invoice.
Logistics organisations generally operate complex systems with large quantities of data. Collecting and preparing your data takes a lot of effort and then there’s the tedious task of standardising the data before you can even think about analysing it. Reviewing all of this data can be a very arduous exercise, however you can shortcut this nightmare by expressing all of this information in one neat and centralised repository.
A well-made dashboard report displays business data from a variety of different sources in an easy-to-understand visual format that incorporates elements such as reports, charts and KPI graphs. The data displayed in the dashboard can be tailor made to suit your individual requirements and is interactive so it can be filtered automatically or by properties selected by the user.
Once you have an idea of the insights you want included in your dashboard report, all you need to provide is the relevant data exported from your system as Excel reports. The raw data is then tidied up and presented as a series of snapshots in the form of graphs, charts etc that reveal at a glance how you are tracking in any given area.
Dashboards are useful tools that enable managers and decision makers to quickly assess the status of their business and make quick, on the spot decisions.