If you’ve talked to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) in recent years, chances are you’ve heard it tout its transportation management system. There is good reason for all this talk. TMS systems are truly game changers that can lead to a much more efficient transportation operation and save you a substantial amount of money in the process.
Too often, however, shippers are wowed by the concept of a TMS without really understanding the features that lead to these efficiencies and cost savings. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at these features and the impacts they have on 3PL transportation services.