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Shipping Document Integrations

An overview of how SupplyPike can retrieve shipping documents

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Written by Carter King
Updated over a week ago

Some of the most commonly invalid deductions are shipping-related, and since they can typically be disputed with only a proof of delivery or bill of lading, a shipping document integration can be a powerful tool.

SupplyPike shipping document integrations automate the process of pulling shipping documents and matching them to the appropriate deductions. When evaluating which integrations make the most sense for your business, the easiest way is to answer the question "how does your team pull documents today?"

If your team currently logs into a web-based portal (like a freight carrier or 3PL portal) to find documents, check out Carrier/3PL portal integrations.

If your team currently receives shipping documents directly from your internal warehouse via email or online document storage (like FTP sites, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.), then you will likely need an OCR integration.

Carrier and 3PL Portal Integrations

SupplyPike has integrations with over 50 different carrier and 3PL web portals, but in general, they all work in a similar fashion.

  1. Query the carrier/3PL for shipments related to a PO number

  2. If a shipment is located for a PO number, retrieve all available documents and tag them appropriately (BOL, POD, Pick List, etc)

  3. Associate the documents with the PO number in Document Explorer

Carrier and 3PL integrations run on a daily basis, starting at 6 pm.

OCR Integrations

For teams receiving printed/scanned documents directly from a warehouse or another internal source, we're able to process those documents, extract the necessary data, and reorganize them by PO. You just need to make those documents available for SupplyPike in one of two ways:

  1. Email - SupplyPike provides your team with a custom email address for your company. Any files sent to this email address will be handled by our custom OCR process.

  2. File Storage OCR - SupplyPike integrates with your web-based file storage solution for shipping documents such as an FTP site, Google Drive, or SharePoint. We'll pick up files and run them through the OCR process.

OCR integrations run multiple times throughout the day, every day. More information on best practices for SupplyPike OCR integrations is available here


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