The Ultimate Guide To Selecting A TMS
How To Find The Best TMS Software Solutions For Your Business
Finding the right technology, or software solution can be the catalyst to drive significant operational improvements at every stage of the transportation workflow. But, starting the purchasing process can often be confusing. With so many new solutions on the market, how do you find the right Transportation Management System with the right set of capabilities that will meet your needs and goals?
Wait, So What Is A TMS?
To ensure a successful selection process, it’s important to take a step back and define what a TMS really is. Some solutions are focused on just a specific mode or a specific company type (shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, etc…). One simple definition of a TMS is any solution that supports the planning or management of transportation. Technology market research firm ARC Advisory Group defines a TMS as software “that helps companies move freight from origin to destination efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively.”