Transportation Management Systems Are Helpful

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Ben Ames, Senior Editor at DC Velocity wrote an article about transportation management systems (TMS); he spoke about how the best ones function, and the benefits they provide to companies who utilize them.  He includes some feedback from transportation and logistics professionals as well, regarding this topic. Read on for a quick synopsis of the information in Ames’ article, and be sure to click the link at the end of this page to visit the website where the original article can be found.

A TMS that functions optimally can sift through many variables, large amounts of data, and make decisions about where and how to send freight and packages in the most efficient manner possible. The addition of powerful computer analytics to TMS allows for quicker decision making and helps to remove human error. 

Monica Wooden, the CEO and co-founder of MercuryGate International Inc. says that “it’s not just improved productivity, but true decision-making...with embedded analytics, you can take empty miles out of the supply chain, work with people in certain lanes, make sure containers are full, and generally help the world be a better place.”  Wooden also discussed the flexibility of a good TMS: it is efficient, and can make new decisions if the first choice plan has too many obstacles. Along with this, she points out that although people are capable of making these updated decisions as well, they do not have to necessarily. Relying on a TMS allows for more free-time for employees to make more “nuanced” decisions. 

Partnering human intelligence with types of artificial intelligence allows for maximum efficiency and decision-making power in the transportation and logistics industry.  When a TMS is functioning to its highest potential, it allows for a lighter burden on the individuals themselves, and thus they can work on more complex tasks. To read the full article and hear more about what others have to say, click this link: http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20170613-keep-calm-and-let-the-tms-decide 

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