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TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (TMS)

Find the right transportation management system.

Our global consulting practice helps shippers and logistics service providers solve complex challenges. We are unique in our business case discipline, robust methodologies, proprietary tools and breadth and depth in software solutions.

A plane carries an order on a route managed by a cloudbased TMS.
Shipping freight trucks managed by a transportation management system.

Allow enVista to help design a winning transportation strategy.

Our team of transportation strategy experts understand the benefits and risks of transportation management system (TMS) evaluation. Allow us to find the right TMS solution for your organization and guide its implementation.

Software Partner Management

We take on the administrative burden of structuring the engagement with potential software vendors and working on lowering your total cost.

Evaluation Criteria

We leverage our functional, technical and security & performance knowledge related to TMS systems to establish a like-for-like comparison among software vendors, streamlining the TMS selection process.

Solution Scope

Not all TMS providers cover the same breadth and depth of custom solutions. Allow us to share our experience with which applications are best suited for your transportation and freight management needs.

Implementation Plan

The steps needed to get transportation management software up and running can be daunting, and implementing a TMS can be confusing in the begining. We have the experience to know the dependencies and durations along the critical path from kickoff to go-live.

Return on Investment

We will lay out both one-time and on-going costs against the benefit dollar realization to drive time-to-value calculation and ultimately the feasibility of the business case.

Proven experience. Maximum results.

Driving 15% Freight Spend Savings from TMS Implementation for Global Retailer

  • Multi-billion dollar retailer had limited visibility and compliance enforcement, and its inbound freight spend was increasing relative to sales
  • enVista redesigned the retailer’s transportation planning and execution process to align with industry best practices
  • enVista implemented a web-portal based TMS to increase visibility, lower and control freight spend, and improve execution and allocate costs.

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TMS Implementation FAQs

Shipment management sits as a major expense in the overall supply chain for most companies. But even more than that, effectively directing and coordinating shipments, ensuring that they are in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations and properly documenting these movements is a complex and time-consuming task. A reliable transportation management system can provide the solution.

Also called a TMS or a TMS system, a transport management system is a tool designed to help streamline and optimize the entire shipping process. A transportation management system is used to plan freight movements, accomplish freight rating and shopping across all modes, select the appropriate route and carrier and manage freight bills and payments.

An effective transportation management system platform incorporates advanced automation solutions for regulating and simplifying key processes and tasks. TMS analytics also provide detailed analysis into essential day-to-day transport operations, providing actionable insights for improvement and optimization. And, because modern supply chains depend on extensive planning and decisive execution, the improved accuracy and visibility provided by the right transportation management system has the potential to revolutionize your business.

TMS solutions are capable of handling key functions throughout entire load cycles, from planning, through execution and tracking, and into payment and reporting. As such, an effective transportation management system can provide some significant benefits:

  • Reduced costs and time investments through optimized shipments
  • Accelerated freight booking and tendering through automation of key tasks
  • Improved shipment locational awareness and carrier productivity assessment through advanced tracking
  • Streamlined patent processes through automatic carrier invoicing
  • Reduced expenses and improved service levels through detailed, ongoing monitoring, reporting, and analysis

Throughout the world and across essentially every industry, organizations are embracing digital automation and analytics solutions. Transportation management systems bring shipping and logistics into the future, allowing you to do and accomplish more, at lower cost, and with fewer resources. This shift is only the beginning; investing in a transportation management system means future proofing your business.

enVista ensures your TMS implementation runs smoothly.

Manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics (3PL) providers are constantly challenged with meeting “perfect” delivery expectations at the lowest cost possible to their company. In this environment, companies need focused, experienced help understanding, selecting, and implementing transportation management technologies. Today’s transportation leaders need tight alignment between their business requirements, operational processes, transportation systems, and integration capabilities to keep operations and finance teams productive. They need a transportation management system.

With enVista as your implementation partner, we will aid you in your TMS selection and implementation to help you:

  • Develop and define business rules and configuration requirements
  • Document technical specifications, integration points and standard operating procedures of key business processes and exceptions
  • Configure applications to enable future state processes
  • Automate repetitive or low value tasks, enabling resources to focus on higher value generating activities
  • Improve visibility and standardize reporting metrics and training resources on new or enhanced applications and process to increase realized benefits and user adoption

Our steps to ensure you have a successful TMS implementation include:

  • Project planning
  • Conference room pilot (CRP)
  • Application configuration
  • Reporting
  • Detailed integration definition
  • Carrier EDI setup
  • End-user and user acceptance testing
  • Vendor and carrier on-boarding
  • Training for all stakeholders
  • Development of documented standard operating procedures
  • Go-live support
  • Post-implementation support

transportation management system (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. Once you have selected your TMS, our implementation experts can help you integrate it with your business.

We do not leave you once the implementation is done.

We will ensure you have the expertise to manage the application, but we will still be there every step of the way to make sure your transport management system will:

  • Maximize the return on investment by using the technology better
  • Gain efficiencies by improving the super user application knowledge
  • Reduce network-wide costs by implementing advanced transportation strategies
  • Streamline internal processes through better user workflows and technology configurations
  • Increase visibility by reducing “out of the system” work that is being done

Our team develops an understanding of the people, roles and capabilities to tailor your processes, training and documentation to your specific situation and needs. Our enABLE methodology establishes multiple user testing cycles to ensure the quality of the deployment and adequate training. Our consultants have a deep understanding of the technologies to support the discovery and design phase with configuration and process recommendations.

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