The definition of a Transport Management System (TMS) can be broad. Gartner defines it as follows: “A TMS is used to plan freight movements, do freight rating and shopping across all modes, select the appropriate route and carrier, and manage freight bills and payments.”
For shippers, it is not always clear what kind of TMS they need. Shippers typically have an ERP system (like SAP) in place for their production activities. More often than not, this ERP system tends to include (some) functionalities to manage their transport activities. There might be an overlap in functionalities with a TMS. So how do you know if you need one?
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