As the pressure on transportation organizations from both cost and service continue to rise, the market for Transportation Management Systems (TMS) has remained strong for the past several years. Another driving factor is globalization, which has many companies looking for new TMS support for the more complex moves of the longer global supply chain.
In a recent Forrester Wave report on TMS, Forrester analyst Patrick Connaughton says the benefits of TMS can be compelling.
“Year over year, the companies we interviewed expect to save an average of 8% per year on their transportation costs by using a TMS. Most achieve this through cost reductions from identifying load consolidation opportunities; automating repetitive tasks; optimizing route, carrier, and mode selection; and other areas of savings,” Connaughton said.
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