Transporta, an Indonesian tech startup, is making strides toward its goal of assisting local trucking companies in adapting and expanding in the face of a growing global reliance on digital infrastructure. Despite the Indonesia logistics industry's reluctance to invest in this area.
Transporta provides a transportation management system (TMS) that enables logistics companies to manage the entire order management and delivery fulfilment cycle from a single cloud platform.
"Many MSMEs are utilising basic ERP systems whilst communicating on separate messaging apps and have been unable to capitalise on market-wide gains. This is a result of their fear of high costs and a challenging migration process in digitising their operations," said Emma Hartono, Chief Operating Officer of Transporta.
Transporta aims to resolve these worries and highlight the long-term advantages of digitalisation, focusing on TMS utilisation.
"By helping MSME truckers migrate conveniently online, Transporta helps them compete on a more level playing field with the big boys, with zero added costs. With our TMS, MSMEs can address inefficiencies such as idle trucks and empty hauls while integrating all their communications under one platform," Emma added.
A digital logistics solution affordable for all
In order to appeal to smaller brands, the company designed its system to be simple, user-friendly, and cost-effective, allowing any trucking company to install and use it without difficulty. The TMS automates every aspect of a trucking company on a single cloud platform, including bid submission, order management, route scheduling, driver assignment, delivery tracking, and client billing.
Transporta's TMS highlights:
Quick and easy self-onboarding process
No-cost staff support
Asset-light web-based solution
Seamless integration with existing apps like WhatsApp.
Free online training and enablement to new users
TMS, when implemented in developed nations, have resulted in cost savings of up to 15%, a game changer for MSMEs battling razor-thin operational margins. TMS also increases accountability and productivity by offering MSMEs a bird's eye view of the entire operation, resulting in fewer human error and mismanagement, optimised and scalable logistics flow, and improved delivery performance.