Quality and working smarter are keywords at OJ Electronics. They have defined their shipping rules in Consignor, enabling them to automatically book the cheapest or fastest freight option based on the size and destination of their shipments.
OJ Electronics, who makes control systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, sends shipments worldwide. After they have integrated Consignor to their ERP system, their freight booking has become fully automatic.
«By defining our shipping rules in Consignor, we are now able to automatically pick the cheapest or fastest freight option for our shipments, based on certain criteria. This means we don’t make any manuel mistakes when booking transport, and our warehouse employees don’t have to memorize shipping rules and figure out what freight option will be the best in every single situation» says Brian Østergaard, Warehouse Manager at OJ Electronics, and continues:
«By automating our shipping rules, we also pack our shipments in a more meaningful and safe way, as the system looks at how the shipment is packed in terms of weight and size and then decides the freight method. Previously we packed our shipments according to what we thought would be the cheapest freight option, which could result in splitting a shipment up in e.g. 15 packages instead of gathering it on one pallet.»
OJ Electronics have been using Consignor for their shipments since 2012, when they implemented a new ERP System, Dynamics AX. It was crucial to OJ Electronics that Consignor could be fully integrated to Dynamics AX, enabling them to automate the process of booking transport for their shipments as well as gather all of their freight handling in one place. Consignor also collects return data from their carriers in Dynamics AX enabling OJ Electronics to keep track of freight statistics and check up on whether invoiced freight rates match expected freight rates.
"By defining our shipping rules in Consignor, we don’t make any manual mistakes when booking transport, and our warehouse employees don’t have to memorize shipping rules and figure out what freight option will be the best in every single situation."
Brian Østergaard, Warehouse Manager, OJ Electronics