Open Sky Group periodically hosts guest blog posts to help share information on technologies and offerings within the supply chain that are outside of our service offering areas; ones that we think will be of interest/use to our customers.
Open Sky Group and SmartBOL met because of a mutual customer, Liberty Cold Storage. This solution might be something to consider if you are doing any of the following:
- Struggling to get the shipping documentation needed from your ERP
- Working towards a paperless warehouse
- Have a high-volume, multi-warehouse operation requiring quick access to historical shipping documents for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance, internal audit and/or back-office operations
Here are some case studies from SmartBOL illustrating how the solution was used across several industries (3PL, Consumer Goods, Frozen Foods and Government). Driver electronic signature capture, time and cost savings, and customer-accessible documents were common themes across these projects.
These solutions plug into ERP and WMS to reuse existing data, create shipping documents and streamline inbound shipment handling processes. It has a generic document creation engine that allows quick document addition or modification. It also offers functionality to capture signatures electronically and trigger an event in another system and create electronic receipts for inbound goods. It further enables the user to attach documents or photos as proof of receipt or damage. Additional features include document preview on a tablet and save signed document images into the SmartBOL Document Repository or another document management system.