TMS Business Benefits

Planning

  • Integrate TMS with order management to enhance customer service and control costs.
  • Integrate TMS into fulfillment processes for better warehouse management (e.g. print shipping labels as carton labels for picking).
  • Use TMS' Routing Guide to clearly define rules for carrier selection and shipment routing.
  • Use mode switching for air-to-ground or parcel-to-LTL when appropriate.
  • Integrate TMS with package handling systems, such as conveyor and diverter systems, to maximize the effectiveness of automation in your facility.

Automation

  • Automatically print ship labels with pick slips and eliminate the need for a shipping step.
  • Automate your routing guide and use it to control carrier selections in shipping, order entry or your Web site.
  • Interface with execution systems like warehouse management or conveyor/diverter systems to facilitate dynamic automated execution.
  • Use T automation to extend the functionality of your warehouse management, allowing carrier/routing planning and the use of shipping labels as carton license plates.

Visibility

  • Take advantage of a single, transparent pipeline for all shipping activity whether you operate from one site or many. The result is complete shipping activity and visibility of results in real-time.
  • Access centralized or decentralized customer service information.
  • Extend visibility to customers and strategic partners with self-serve and data exchange capabilities.
  • Enhance decision-making, analysis, corporate planning and cost control.
  • Leverage low cost communications channels such as e-mail and the Internet to automatically and proactively send information to customers.

Execution

  • Use one centralized system to provide multi-carrier-compliant shipping functionality wherever you need it.
  • Maximize efficiency and automate routing, document production, data exchange, carrier integration, customer integration and notification.
  • Integrate dock shipping processes with your business systems.

Supported Carriers Include: