Wholesale distributors and retailers continue to undergo significant disruption. As Amazon grew to power, big-box retailers tackled e-commerce directly. Both Walmart and Target have invested heavily in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer selling strategies. While this means more businesses can take advantage of broader distribution networks and potentially lower vendor pricing, explains Deloitte
, it increases the risk of disruption. More complex supplier relationships lead to higher risk. However, more and more wholesale distributors and retailers have set their sights on the use of a transportation management system
(TMS). Because TMS solutions improve operations and manage additional demand they are increasingly sought after.