The long-term solution for improving visibility is investing in the best, most advanced technology to underpin your freight shipment processes. At the core of this technology framework is the transportation management system (TMS)
, which captures the data from fleet activity (ELDs), carriers, and shipping managers. A dedicated TMS is the only “one-stop” shop for real-time visibility of shipments across trading partners, and across the breadth of the supply chain, offering greater control. Visibility is further increased through the integration of the TMS with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, warehouse management system (WMS), global trade management (GTM) system, and other ancillary systems that augment the data coming from the TMS.