Efficiently communicate and share information for a smooth-running supply chain by creating a centralized, cloud-based collaboration platform. AX4-based control tower solutions allow you to replace specialized, stand-alone solutions.
Integrate AX4 easily into existing system environments, facilitate cross-enterprise communication and serve as a link between systems and players within the supply chain. Reliably plan subsequent process steps in the warehouse, in production and manufacturing, or at a customer's site.
Generate and transmit all the documents you need for inbound and outbound transportation operations: from pickup orders and delivery notes to waybills and labels. Rule-based validations and automations accelerate your logistics processes and ensure smooth operations. It also streamlines billing processes and rollouts.
Integrate partners and systems to enhance cross-company cooperation and supply chain visibility. Used by over 500,000 users, the AX4 collaboration platform bridges the virtual and physical realms.
Access a modular and highly scalable supply chain solution. Apply AX4 to your specific needs with tailor-made solutions—any time, any where.
Seamlessly integrate AX4 into your existing IT environment. As needed, implement it as a white label solution.
Create transport synergies, avoid unnecessary transports and improve transport control. With AX4 you can reduce C02 emissions and make your supply chain more sustainable.
Increase the quality of information in your network, make your supply chain more resilient and efficient, and save time and transportation costs.
Use Purchase Order Management to control your procurement networks with suppliers and carriers. Automate everything from release orders and pickup planning to the actual pickup.
Leverage centralized purchase order management: from the order confirmation of suppliers and the addition of shipping instructions, to the creation of delivery notes and the provision of a transportation management platform for pickup orders. Comprehensive integration of all players, such as suppliers, carriers, warehouses and production facilities, allows for real-time transmission of order data to suppliers. This yields a holistic view of each unique order situation.
Seamlessly monitor order fulfillment with end-to-end milestone monitoring and generate all necessary transport documents, including labels and waybills.
Handle transportation orders from various data sources and formats, validating the data and allocating the orders to the appropriate units with the Transportation Management Inbound module. Use the module to consolidate shipments, assign tracking information and import or generate the accompanying print documents.
Milestone plans are used to control and monitor multimodal transportation. Implement more precise follow-up processes that can be automatically initiated when milestones are achieved or missed: real-time position data from partner platforms within the Siemens Digital Logistics partner ecosystem can be optionally integrated and provide detailed information and more precise predictions of the estimated time of arrival (ETA).
For smooth processing of inbound transports at your facility, optional time slot information is automatically linked to shipment and manifest data to determine specific delivery times and gates. This avoids congestion at the ramp and ensures that the necessary equipment and personnel are available on time.
The Transportation Management Inbound module provides you with end-to-end visibility and reduces unnecessary transportation.
Centrally converge data of all involved parties with the Transportation Management Outbound module. Provide all parties access through an interface, replacing error-prone manual processes. Use the system to automatically accept transport orders from different sources, transmit them to the various carriers and generate transport-related documents.
Record tracking data across service providers through an API, web account or mobile app. Provide shippers, carriers and customers the appropriate shipping and tracking data in real time. Issue cross-enterprise status updates and search shipments by reference data.
Recurring tasks in the process are automated: time- or event-triggered actions monitor transportation processes and notify all parties involved whenever any deviations occur.
With Transportation Management Outbound you can improve reliability and service, resulting in higher customer loyalty.
Manage incoming vehicles during loading and unloading with the Appointment and Dock Management module. Quickly reserve, book or release time slots and link them to shipments. Control and untangle traffic flows in advance using templates and differentiated time slot windows of 60/90/120 minutes, etc. Add extra information, such as vehicle type or driver, at any time.
Run plausibility checks and validate the mandatory freight documents before booking a time slot. Use the software to look at specific parameters and specifications, such as if a freight crane is needed or if there are other special cargo requirements (this is particularly helpful when managing hazardous goods).
The Appointment and Dock Management module saves time and makes life easier for shippers, drivers and recipients.
Calculate and assign freight costs to individual shipments based on factors such as volume or time, allowing precise allocation to customers or cost centers.
Automatically generate invoices and credits based on data, such as shipping volumes, distance, transport modes or ancillary services. Expected invoice amounts are checked against actual invoice amounts. If discrepancies are found, the invoices are automatically flagged for dispute.
Freight information is also automatically generated on the basis of the contracts and can then be used to for bids/tenders. Auditing and approval processes can be fully customized. Account assignment is automated for financial accounting, for both in-house or external. This makes it possible to define and apply even the most complex rates in a single system.