One of the most important trends in transportation management over the last 20 years has been the introduction of systems to optimize and efficiently manage freight movements. You can’t afford outdated, manual practices that cripple your efficiency. But with hundreds of technology choices on the market, how do you know what systems to buy?
At Trans-solutions, we make it our business to stay current on the latest functionality and product offerings so we can help you to determine the system that’s right for you. We consult on the following solutions:
- Transportation management systems
- Manifesting systems
- SaaS solutions
- Trade management software
Common problems with logistics software selection
Many shippers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for functionality they’ll never use. We’ll work with you to map your customer requirements to the capabilities of your current transportation management system (TMS). This “gap analysis” will cost you one quarter of the cost to make a single modification to an ill-conceived system. We then compare your requirements to the functionality of today’s most advanced TMS systems. The resulting analysis may support an update of your existing system or provide justification for a new system.
Some TMS systems market capabilities that are beyond what their solution and support personnel can deliver. Trans-solutions provides an objective evaluation that protects you by zeroing in on providers that can deliver on promised performance.
Keys to successful logistics software selection: Focus on ROI
The competition for capital funding within corporations is intense and logistics systems are just one of many projects competing for these limited dollars. Trans-solutions’ ROI-driven approach can increase your odds of securing funding. We’ll provide a precise timeline for when your investment will pay for itself and we’ll pinpoint exactly where incremental savings will occur. Sure, the vendor will predict an ROI. But doesn’t it make sense to have an objective calculation? After all, you’re the one responsible for the payback.