Statistics report

Objective of the report

The Statistics Report provides a line graph of your shipping profile using the aggregated parcel counts (for up to 3 years from the date of manifesting).

The report facilitates the detection of trends in shipping patterns, carrier performance and traffic flow.

Specific switches

In addition to the global filters previously described, this report provides the specific switches highlighted in the following screenshot:

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Note

The Recipient City and Recipient Province filters are not currently available.

Display Type

The Display switch allows you to change the type of content displayed in the graph:

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You can switch the display between the absolute package counts (the Manifested Parcels default), the Weight of the parcels in kg, or their Cubic Volume (i.e. volume in cubic metres).

Date View

The Date View allows you to set the time period for the graph:

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You can switch between showing the package counts/weights/volumes by ISO week (the Year-Week default), and showing them by Year, Year-Month, Year-Day or Weekday.

Combining the Switches

The combination of one or more of the above switches allows you to quickly see when your peak times are for different volume types.

For example, the following graph shows the weekdays on which peak cubic volumes were shipped:

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Use cases

  1. Determine the traffic profile over time.

    The Transport Manager can utilise the filters and switches to select and determine the average weight and size of packages for a geographic destination/trade lane/market at different seasonal periods. This information may then be used to go to tender or negotiate pricing for services based on typical shipping profiles.

  2. Detect patterns and trends for named operational periods.

    The Transport Manager can set filters and compare the results over named weekdays, months, and years, to identify growth trends and patterns in despatch volumes.

  3. Understand despatched traffic for resource planning and forecasting.

    The Transport Manager can use the trends and patterns in shipping volumes to:

    1. plan internal resources for peak and trough periods;

    2. identify when might be appropriate to introduce additional shipping services;

    3. generate external forecasts for use in the negotiation of carrier contracts.

Example

Let us say that you were concerned about a carrier's charges for shipping from a particular warehouse, and you wanted to go to tender to replace them. You therefore need to know what their monthly volumes/weights are to put in your RFP, together with what your busiest day is.

This video shows you how to select the particular carrier and the above criteria: