Reducing freight costs continues to be a primary motivation for investing in Transportation Management Systems (TMS), but securing capacity and improving overall transportation operating efficiency are becoming strong motivators, too.
TMS suites often extend to include optimizing across multiple modes of transportation, paperless execution, freight accounting with auditing or self pay functionality, tactical modeling, strategic planning and sourcing, and procurement.
With supply chains becoming increasingly global, transportation management solutions must grow to include global logistics capabilities, which are important factors in understanding your cost-to-serve metrics.
The ability to think strategically while exploiting tactical opportunities has become a crucial challenge for all companies with products to deliver.
This paper reviews the latest business challenges that are driving initiatives in transportation. It outlines five key factors in achieving transportation success, controlling costs, taking charge of the transportation process, and ensuring outstanding customer service.