While technology itself doesn't deliver on a promise, the right technology used properly can play a powerful role in supply chain visibility and service consistency.
Our Web Consignment solution allows customers access to the same information we see in our system for all shipments on their account, including status updates, imaged POD's, individual shipment pricing and invoicing and payment details. Web Consignment is available to all customers via a secure login on the Home Page of this website. Please Contact Us to set up your password protected login details.
For customers with consistent freight volumes our free Web Despatch system is a convenient online tool allowing them to create consignments from a receiver database, generate consignment notes and labels, and download the data directly to the Cochrane's Freight Management System. Web Despatch is available via a secure login on the Home Page of this website. Please Contact Us for more information.
The Cochrane's Freight Management System is extremely flexible and accommodating to both proprietary freight software such as IFS and SupplyMaster as well as customers own software packages. Where other companies are often regimented and uncompromising around file formats and processes, Cochrane's is able to work with almost all customer requirements in order to build a suitable solution. We are also able to provide reverse data feeds back into customers for things such as status updates and POD images, allowing their own system to control all supply chain information.
Handheld Scanners for Checkpoint Status Updates
Proof of Delivery (POD) Imaging and Availability
We appreciate that in many cases a sign on screen solution is either not sufficient or in many regional areas is unobtainable. Our POD solution is centred around making an imaged copy of the POD available to our customers as soon as possible. Major country agents are set up with imaging machines with the objective that all POD's completed in the day will be uploaded and available for website searches that same afternoon. POD's from smaller agents are generally available the first business day after delivery.
Invoicing via email is actively encouraged with all our customers. Invoices can be provided in PDF format or both .PDF and .CSV where customers need to manage the data for reconciliation or import to their finance systems.
With over 45 years experience , Cochrane's Transport is the supply chain partner you can trust.
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We have been utilising Cochrane's (formerly Northern Kope) to service all our Autobarn/Autopro stores in South Australia over the last 4 years and I'm delighted to say they are one of our best carriers. When we first started working with Automotive Brands we really struggled to find a carrier that could meet the high demands of servicing the SA stores day to day orders. We had stores that required deliveries prior to 9am and others that had tailgate requirements on a daily basis. Cochrane's were tremendous in assisting Fortigo to understand the needs that each store had. Out of all the states that we currently service for ABG, South Australia is by far the smoothest.
Finally, if any issues ever arise then Cochrane's work very hard to resolve them. Thank you for the outstanding service provided thus far, and we look forward to many more years of strong business relationships.
Managing Director - Fortigo Transport Management