The Dirty Little Secrets of Transportation Management Systems
Source: HighJump Software
To remain strong, every facet of the supply chain needs to flow in sync. Transportation managers, in an effort to contain erratic fuel prices, capacity constraints, escalating freight rates and more demanding vendor requirements, are turning increasingly to transportation management systems to get the job done. With the right solution, companies gain real-time insight into the status of their shipments, automate manual processes, help ensure compliance with customer needs, and cut freight expenses. Still, selecting the right Transportation Management System (TMS) for the operations isn't easy. And the features among the options vary tremendously. So do software costs and the ease and ability of the applications to integrate with other facets of the supply chain.