Transportation management sits at the heart of effective supply chain operations. Yet transportation management software solutions vary widely. There's no one-size-fits-all answer to every organization's needs. Regional businesses with fixed supply chain networks will typically have different criteria than global operations with dynamic partnerships and multiple distribution channels.
Some Transportation Management Systems (TMS) only span one or a few modes, but not all, and solutions may not include warehouse steps, broad visibility, control over both planning and execution, reverse flows, or cost-to-serve beyond transportation. Many of these capabilities are not standard for the average TMS, so organizations won’t always know to ask about them, and commonly accrue multiple systems for key functionalities that are missing (such as modes, order types, flows, and so on). Depending on how complex your supply chain and management needs are, it’s worth investigating the full scope of options available for the quickest time to value and highest ROI on your investment.
As you assess the breadth and depth of your logistical needs for 2022 and beyond, use this FAQ to help answer questions about the type of Transportation Management System capabilities you may need for your specific challenges and goals. For instance, how can a transportation management solution:
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