Many shippers have identified opportunities in their supply chains that could be improved by leveraging technology.
Without a thorough understanding of what a TMS (Transportation Management System) is, however, they are at a disadvantage in their continuous improvement journey.
It’s important to get an overview of what a TMS’s basic functionalities are before diving into a TMS’s specific money and time-saving features.
Simply put, a TMS is a tool that helps supply chain professionals manage their freight and carriers.
The core functionality of a TMS includes helping the user find the best mode and rate for any type of shipment to ensure they are getting the best deal.
Rating, booking, and tracking are considered core features for any modern TMS.
The software should also allow the user to retain full control of their logistics by helping them automate order entry, create shipments, optimize shipments and routes, manage carriers, schedule pickups, and deliveries, manage the yard, and communicate effectively with all supply chain stakeholders.
Many transportation management systems also provide insights into a business’s efficiency through detailed analytics.
Kuebix TMS is designed to offer these competitive advantages to any size company looking to streamline their supply chain through technology.
Shippers can sign up risk-free for Kuebix Free Shipper, the TMS for transportation and logistics professionals looking to rate, book and track an unlimited number of LTL, TL and Parcel shipments from a single platform.
Since Kuebix TMS scales to meet the needs of any size organization with the addition of modular features and managed services, growing companies and enterprise level organizations can take advantage of technology to improve their supply chains.
By leveraging the power of a TMS, any shipper can easily take action on the supply chain opportunities they have identified and manage their freight and carriers more effectively.
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