How to Choose the Right TMS that Fits Your Business
If you follow any of the transportation or supply chain publications, blogs, or websites, you’re probably well aware: there are LOTS of TMS solutions on the market today. Transportation has arguably been viewed as an extremely costly and time-consuming area of the supply chain to manage. Factor in the current capacity crisis, rising freight costs, and growing consumer demands and it becomes even more critical for organizations to have the right technology to help efficiently manage their shipping strategies. And, while more and more organizations recognize that spreadsheets and manual processes just aren’t going to cut it anymore, those organizations are also asking the question: which TMS is the right fit for MY unique requirements?
In the not-so-distant past, a TMS was generally regarded as necessary technology for only very large organizations with huge budgets and complex global shipping requirements. But let’s face it, in today’s environment just about every organization has some degree of complexity when it comes to their transportation strategies. So, while more small and mid-sized businesses are realizing the benefits that technology can bring to optimizing their supply chain and transportation processes, their requirements may still look a bit different from a very large organization. Remember all those TMS solutions we mentioned? This is where they come in.