Having a centralised, independent transport management system to price, consign and track and trace across all your carriers will greatly reduce the time to complete these tasks. Integrated systems with your Ecommerce, WMS, or ERP systems further reduce the time to process orders. Systems smarts provide automated methods to guide users to make the right choices for their daily freight tasks; and Business Intelligence Dashboard reporting quickly highlights any issues and their solutions for aligning tasks to goals.
What’s the difference between a TMS and an FMS? While there are crossovers between individual systems, there are some fundamental differences between the two which are worth learning about when reviewing your transportation automation requirements.
You get a lot of benefits just from putting in an independent multi-carrier Transport Managment (aka Freight Management / Dispatch) System straight away. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. TMS Vendors do not go to the same depths as a Freight Consultancy which will look at the whole picture (Iceberg) of what can be done to implement a best practice TMS sytem for your business needs.