How a Transportation Management System Benefits Any Size Business That Moves Freight
Regardless of the size of your company, if you are involved in moving freight from the point of origin to a final destination, a cloud-based Transportation Management System will provide better customer service, lower freight spends and improve performance.
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Kuebix provides a transportation management system (TMS) built on the latest cloud technology that is changing how companies purchase and manage freight. The Kuebix platform is unique in that it it will scale to meet the needs of any size company or supply chain, and is ready in a fraction of the…
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A Transportation Management System (TMS) helps companies move freight from point of origin to final destination in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
According to Inbound Logistics magazine, “most Tier 1 shippers - those that spend $100 million+ annually on freight - already use TMS solutions.”
These companies say that a TMS contributes to critical business drivers, such as complexity, scale, customer experience and cost savings.*
Smaller firms still use manual approaches to manage their freight, relying on in-house expertise using spreadsheets, fax, phone and email, often resulting in excess admin time, errors and duplicated efforts.
However, with globalization and the growth of e-commerce opening up new markets and reaching customers around the world, the time has come for smaller firms to take advantage of TMS solutions that can bring better customer service, lower freight spend, improve performance and more.
To get up and running quickly, small to medium-sized businesses can adopt cloud-based TMS solutions - getting rates, booking and tracking shipments and communicating with carriers and shippers in real-time - all on a single platform.
Because of the cloud, these systems offer a much lower total cost of ownership, are simpler to implement and require no internal IT support.
Using a TMS, compared to manual approaches, can help your business to:
- Optimize and consolidate shipments
- Improve service levels, giving customers a great first impression
- Save on freight costs
- Lower admin costs and reduce errors
- Access a large carrier pool
- Address all shipping options and modes, all on one platform
- Monitor shipments in real-time
- Quickly evaluate carrier performance through historical reports
- Increase visibility into what is happening within your transport operations
- Communicate shipment status to customers
- Get much-needed carrier capacity in a tightened market
What if you need more functionality?
Choose a TMS that is flexible enough to grow as your business grows, allowing you to add features in a modular fashion as needed.
Kuebix TMS lets you begin rating, booking and managing your LTL, TL, parcel, rail, ocean and air freight in minutes.
*Primary Research in Evaluating the Business Case and Approval Process for Supply Chain Execution Systems Acquisition – Jim Hendrickson, Professor, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.
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