Freight Data Services Team
The value of the Freight Data Services team allows Cerasis shippers to have worry free shipping. Cerasis shippers¬†don’t have to worry about their shipments after they have let Cerasis¬†know via our transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater that we need to arrange a pick up, we track the shipment for the shipper¬†from the beginning, verifying the freight¬†gets picked up on time, following the freight all the way through to its destination, and then handle the billing.
Cerasis gathers¬†all of the invoices and¬†ALL EDI transmissions from carriers. 93% of our invoices come through via EDI.
Accurate and timley data gives our shippers peace of mind, makes sure shippers have the visibility they need into their transportation and freight, and provides all documentation around their freight on-demand 24.7.
We don’t make decisions FOR our customers, as¬† a lot of our competitors will say “Tell me what you want, and I will tell you what you need.” We give our customers the tools to make the right decision themselves but with expert guidance,¬†pulling everything together into one place.
The data Cerasis provides¬†is customizable. We will sit down with a shipper trying to solve a problem or get more out of their freight department as they grow and need to make smarter decisions and provide analysis of their data so those decisions are based on fact.
FREIGHT DATA SERVICESCatherine processes all invoices from our carriers, from the channels of EDI and paper invoices. Once she has processed them, she rush processes (both manual and automatic) to¬†audit all freight invoices¬†matching them to shipment records that already exist within the¬†Cerasis Rater. If no match can be found, Catherine then assigns the freight invoice to the proper¬†Freight Management CSR¬†to create and audit a new record.¬†Before coming to Cerasis, Mrs. Gieselman worked for Cub Foods for 7 years as a customer service manager. There she dealt with numerous complaints and situations where customers were unhappy. She learned patience and listening skills from her years there.¬†Catherine went to the Minnesota School of Business and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration.¬†She lives in Eagan, MN with her husband and their 2 year old son. In her free time Catherine likes to read, go to MN Timberwolves games, and go on walks.
At Cerasis, Emily Schmulske is responsible for calling on and verifying the accuracy of all auto pickups, internal/external documents, scanned invoices, and EDI matching. The verification and accuracy of auto pickups notifying our customers of when freight is delivered gives them piece of mind, so Ms. Schmulske's job in the freight data services department is vital to customer satisfaction and visibility. Additionally, with accurate invoices it makes sure everyone gets paid in a timely and accurate manner.
Emily¬†worked with children for the past 4 years and in doing so gained the much needed¬†patience it takes to work problems out, as we all know kids are an energetic and sometimes challenging bunch! Ms. Schmulske attended Minnesota State University Moorhead graduationg with a degree in Public Relations. Emily lives in Lakeville, MN and has two older brothers and an older sister. In her spare time, Ms. Schmulske likes to read, be outside, go to the lake, and¬†all types of sporting events.
Bret Larson's ¬†job is to track and monitor shipments and prepare documents for the freight customer service representative department such as¬†invoices, bills of lading, any kind of documents the carriers need so these very vital documents are easily¬†accessible by all who need them.
Before coming to work full time at Cerasis, Mr. Larson¬†worked as a CSR working closely¬†with shipping departments. ¬†This experience of seeing first hand¬†how crazy shipping departments and loading docks can get, prepared Bret well to now how important timely and accurate data, documents, and information is to the success of a shipping department, ensuring the highest of quality in his day to day work.
Mr. Larson attended the University of North Dakota graduating with a degree in Sociology. He currently resides in¬†Shakopee, MN.¬†Bret has¬†one brother, and enjoys spending as much time as he¬†can outdoors fishing and hunting.