As organizations go global and adopt more intricate business processes to keep up with growing customer demands, transportation operations become more complex. At its core, a TMS must offer robust operational planning and optimization capabilities to leverage resources, make smart decisions, and maximize efficiency.
The TMS market is evolving to provide more sophisticated capabilities, such as real-time visibility and greater integration with large carrier networks and other supply chain functions. Such holistic and multimodal systems are maximizing efficiency and converging previously isolated areas of the supply chain for greater cohesion and optimization opportunities.
For leaders who manage complex supply chains, this Gartner model offers valuable insights into the core capabilities of long-lasting, modern TMS solutions, including performance management and settlement features. This document will serve as a helpful guide as you assess and evaluate the level of your organization’s needs, explore the available options, and select the TMS solution that best fits your unique requirements.
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Gartner, Gartner’s Model for Holistic Multimodal Transportation Management Systems: Core Capabilities, 13 March 2019, Oscar Sanchez Duran, Brock Johns, Bart De Muynck.
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