Today’s global supply chain complexity creates many blind spots - whether you're managing environmental and political uncertainty, multi-enterprise business networks, the pressures of e-commerce, or multi-modal shipping. Proper visibility has become crucial to mitigating the impacts of disruption and optimally choosing between multiple sources, delivery points, and logistical processes to consistently ensure profitability and customer satisfaction - no matter the situation.
In essence, a TMS is leveraged to move products from point A to point B as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. To succeed in this, an effective transportation management system will provide end-to-end visibility across the entire multi-party network (beyond just logistics providers), as well as multi-modal and container, pallet, and parcel support. Consistent OTIF delivery also requires exceptions management using real-time track and trace visibility with real-time alerts and in-app corrective actions capabilities.