Transportation Management Systems can be leveraged within every company's supply chain to drive a for competitive advantages, whether a shipper, broker or logistics service provider.
How a TMS Can Benefit Your Supply Chain In the blog entitled TMS Market Size & Growth Expectations, we briefly touched upon the benefits a transportation management system can bring to a supply chain, but we aim to provide more in-depth commentary on the topic.
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The order-to-cash cycle is the set of business processes associated with receiving a customer order through to the customer’s payment.
Definition of Transportation Software (TMS) A TMS is the software platform that companies use to manage their freight and logistics activities.
Definition of Managed Transportation Services Solution: Managed Transportation Services Solutions (Managed TMS) involve shippers outsourcing their freight and logistics processes to a third party logistics (3PL) provider.
Definition of Logistics Logistics and logistics management is a subset of processes that fall under supply chain management that plans, executes, reports and coordinates the movement of goods within an organization’s network of stakeholders that include:
Often, companies start their quest in optimizing their logistics and supply chain management strategy by implementing a transportation management system (TMS) to improve their company’s cost and service structure for freight movements, while also bringing full transparency to all inbound and outbound product moves for its supply chain stakeholders.
As we have shared previously, less-than-truckload (LTL) can be one of the most difficult freight moves to get “right”. Between NMFC class ratings, confusing tariff schedules, various service coverage maps and claims, there is plenty in play that can take a great deal of energy away from other priorities in a shipper’s logistics and supply chain strategy. With all the moving parts LTL brings, the priorities of cost and service often takes a back seat to just getting the product from your dock to the ultimate customer at a better cost than last year.
Managed transportation services continue to be the #1 topic we talk with shippers about as they look to optimize their supply chain performance against the challenging backdrop of rising freight rates, tight truck capacity, along with changing and more challenging customer requirements.
The freight broker market continues to evolve its value-add proposition for shippers. Technology has put this transformation process into hyperdrive transitioning many freight brokers into logistics service providers (LSP’s).