There was a time when shippers were able to run their transportation networks with a few human resources, a couple of spreadsheets, and a reliable phone line. Transportation Management System (TMS) to the rescue! A TMS introduced shippers to automated workflow, rating, tendering, shipment tracking, and carrier payables. In the past just having a TMS, any TMS, would generate efficiency and cost reduction. In today’s world where supply chains, transportation options, and customer requirements have become increasingly complex and global in nature, having just any TMS can be just as bad as no TMS at all.
This whitepaper is focused on what to look for when evaluating modern TMS solutions. It examines key areas beyond the textbook definition of TMS and expected cost reduction.