Taking the Mess Out of Transportation Management Systems

This paper looks at making the switch from the old way to leveraging a modern Transportation Management System, TMS, that is robust enough to manage any complexities that may arise.

Global Supply Chain Logistics Stressors

Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders. A single item can touch multiple countries before landing in the hands of the consumer — but this global trip isn’t for sightseeing.

Leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and long-distance manufacturing partners can help cut production costs and improve margins.

Yet no matter how much money can be saved by sourcing globally, escalating logistics expenses have a cumulative effect on the total landed cost, especially when multiplied across thousands of shipments.

Fluctuating logistics costs and carrier capacity highs and lows that vary by mode and region are putting pressure on beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and third-party logistics (3PL) providers as they strive to keep the flow of goods moving smoothly.

The amplified demand for higher customer service levels and the need for greater in-transit visibility are creating additional stress for already strained supply chains.

Table of Contents

  • Global Supply Chain Logistics Stressors
  • Messes Shippers Are Facing
  • Higher Ground: Out of the Quagmire with a Practical, Speedy Solution
  • Resiliency and Insight in Great Demand
  • Agility, Visibility, and Cost Control within ReachHigh Above the Mess
  • A Challenger in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

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