There was time when shippers were able to run their transportation networks with a few human resources, a couple of spread-sheets, and a reliable phone line.
In a world where supply chains have become increasingly complex and global in nature, managing with spread-sheets and phone conversations with carriers are no longer viable options.
Shippers need a robust, always-available transportation management system (TMS) that not only handles the orchestration of multiple freight modes domestically and internationally, but also optimises activity in a way that reduces costs and meets delivery targets.
According to TechTarget, a TMS facilitates interactions between an organisation’s order management system (OMS) and its warehouse management system (WMS) or distribution centre (DC).
Defined by Gartner as a system used to plan freight movements, do freight rating and shopping across all modes, select the appropriate route and carrier, and manage freight bills and payments, a TMS serves a vital role in supporting the high volume of omni-channel, e-commerce, and traditional freight movements around the globe.
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