Another request from finance for more information about transportation expenses just arrived. They want to know why expenses continue to rise on the P&L statements for this category. They are right – expenses are going up. It is probably because of fuel costs increasing.
Or is it?
With the right transportation management system software in place, your managers can drill down and determine the root cause of any cost increases plus much more.
A transportation management system (TMS) can provide many services to the users and managers. The TMS may include these capabilities:
Unfortunately, all TMS’s are not equal. Each software provider has different features and approaches to transportation management systems and how they should operate in a logistics environment. Some may be highly flexible and configurable, but they may lack the industry specific expertise to take full advantage of best practices. Others may be so rigid that there is no opportunity to conform to your unique business rules.
For almost any size of logistics operation, a transportation management system is a good investment, as long as it adds the right value to the company. Typical TMS installations can last as long as 10 years, so it is important to make the right decision. Because there is so much variability with the software providers, choosing the right TMS can be a daunting task.
For decades, TMG has lived and breathed in the transportation and logistics industries. The transportation management system consulting services from TMG give you a distinct advantage. With extensive industry expertise along with hands-on knowledge of TMS software capabilities, the professionals at TMG can cipher and dissect all of your options to provide an unbiased and useful recommendation.
As part of the TMS consulting services, TMG will:
Before your phone rings again with another request from finance, download the white paper for more information and contact TMG to discuss an unbiased and objective solution for your business.