10 Tips to create synergy between logistic parties with lashing software

By Videck

<p>Lashing software makes life and maritime transport of special cargo easier and much more predictable. It allows you to create a scalable solution for lashing and securing, but also creates a lashing standard between asset owners, shippers, freight forwarders and insurance risk consultants. These 10 tips will show you how you can gain an advantage over competition with the use of lashing software.</p>

Lashing software makes life and maritime transport of special cargo easier and much more predictable. It allows you to create a scalable solution for lashing and securing, but also creates a lashing standard between asset owners, shippers, freight forwarders and insurance risk consultants. These 10 tips will show you how you can gain an advantage over competition with the use of lashing software.

Create synergy, reduce costs, enable lashing software
Just think about the benefits you’ll gain if all parties use the same software for lashing calculations. One view, one way to work, one user environment and a lot of insights for all parties involved. To gain understanding of the benefits of using software for lashing, we’ve summed up 10 tips:

1. One point of reference
If all parties would use the same software, there is only one “go-to place” to discuss, change or accept changes in the lashing plan. Therefore, discussions or the use of various communication channels are minimized, there’s an efficient process flow and every party has real-time insights.

2. All lashing calculations and changes are seamlessly synchronized
If one of the parties decides to change the lashing plan due to shortages in lashing materials or upon a surveyor’s request, you can immediately adjust changes. With conventional methods it may take more time before the change is reported.

3. No discussions on lashing standards
If you set the correct benchmark and lashing standard, surveyors, shippers, freight forwarders and all other related sub-contractors can change a lashing plan, but directly know if the changes still ensure the cargo is transported within your safety boundaries. This reduces wait-times significantly and will ensure you cargo is much safer shipped.

4. Quality control
How well does your personnel perform? Do they align with safety standards? How often do surveyors make last-minute changes? Insights and transparency will lead to a higher quality level.

5. Less errors, less damage
If a lashing calculation is centrally organized and managed between all parties, you can expect less errors occurring in the way your special and valuable cargo is lashed and secured. No damage means no repair costs and delays.

6. Reduces insurance discussions
Insurance parties always oblige you to reduce transportation risks. Getting in control by using software allows you a clear view on possible risks, as the software not only creates real-time insights, but also leads to a better collaboration and is furthermore approved by Class.

7. Ownership by all parties involved
All parties and subcontractors create an ownership by using lashing software. As all changes and actions are documented, they know every step is monitored and managed. After all we are dealing with special cargoes, contracts and customer relations.

8. Easy changes and accept
Whenever a change is needed in a lashing plan, you need a suitable way of getting the relevant information to you. Using software for lashing puts you in the driver’s (or shipper’s) seat.

9. Create fast and agile work methods
Shipping high value cargoes is time-consuming and comes with a certain potential risk. Using one point of contact for all lashing calculations creates structure and gives you grip on the process.

10. You control the process
If you control the process from loading and lashing, you control costs, time losses and increase customer’s satisfaction. How often did you struggle with being on-time and on costs and happy with the entire process? Software for lashing helps significantly.

 

 

 

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