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Why your supply chain will benefit from a Transportation Management System (TMS)
In the age of technology, the days of making a hundred phone calls a day are gone. No one has the time or patience to spend their day on the phone. Most companies are switching to a cutting edge TMS to save both time and money.
Basic features of a TMS:
Even by the standards of the supply chain software world, the TMS has proved to have exceptional legs. After nearly two decades on the market, these solutions continue to sell briskly. Despite the economy, in 2010 alone the global TMS market peaked at $625 million.
- Manage shipments/loads
- Manage service providers and rates
- Customized reporting and real time auditing
- Visibility of Key Performance Indicators
- Optimization of routes
- Ensure billing accuracy
- Monitor carrier performance
- Consolidate shipments and create the most effective moves
These solutions are renown for their ability to streamline time-consuming tasks like carrier selection, routing, and rating as well as their capacity to save users money-no small consideration in an era of skyrocketing fuel prices and tight capacity.
If you're in the market for a TMS, or just doing some research on the concept, do you know what to look for? Click here to see advice from industry experts.
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