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Harnessing the Power of a TMS for Better Visibility

Your transportation management system (TMS) will serve as the centerpiece for your organization’s new supply chain ecosystem, here are five key factors to consider when selecting one. By 3Gtms

December 10, 2018

In a world where so much transportation data is inaccurate and unreliable, having good, quality data on transportation moves, customer deliveries, as well as both good and bad carriers helps companies overcome key challenges like tight capacity, increasing freight rates, and driver shortages.

That’s where a modern TMS with the right framework and data model comes into the picture.

By providing good quality data - including accurate timelines for loading, unloading, and delivering freight - companies can ensure that carriers turn quickly and minimize downtime.

5 TMS “Must Haves” for Better Visibility

Combined, the challenges outlined above make it extremely difficult for shippers and 3PLs to stay profitable and viable without the help of a modern TMS to orchestrate and support their logistics operations.

The question is: Which TMS will help you meet (and exceed) customer demands while helping your company shore up its own bottom line in the competitive environment?

In this white paper, we detail the five key elements that you should look for when considering a TMS:

  1. A self-configured platform that can be customized to your needs.
  2. Visibility-driven workflows that help optimize transportation.
  3. Advanced analytics that enables superior customer service.
  4. Process automation and optimization.
  5. Ease of integration with your technology, vendor and tool ecosystem.

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