Transportation management systems (TMS) have been on the market for years. But some shippers have chosen not to implement one, for a variety of reasons. Yet they also come to a point where a TMS becomes more relevant to their business. In other cases, an existing TMS simply cannot handle the demands of e-commerce, global shipping, and other complex moves . That’s where switching providers or kickstarting a new TMS RFP process begins.
Top challenges in a TMS RFP
Not asking the right questions can leave shippers on the wrong end of an informed choice. For instance, can the TMS handle international, multiple modes, including last-mile delivery management? Typically, it’s not enough to simply handle a single shipping mode or just enable e-commerce.