TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TMS)
In the transport industry it is important to efficiently manage all the resources you have: time, means of transport, labor. As a result, the management system you adopt is an important factor in building the success of a transport company.
Most of the time, technology plays an important role in finding the right solutions. Forming an overview of available routes, current traffic, predetermined delivery time is a skill that can not be missed when it comes to road freight.
WHAT IS A TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND WHAT IS ITS ROLE?
A transport management system, also known as TMS (Truck Management System), is a logistics platform that stores information and contributes to the efficiency of management and optimization of all the processes involved in providing a transport service.
Thus, this software comes to the aid of transport companies to collect in an organized way the specific data for the physical movement of goods. At the same time, many processes are automated which speeds up the whole process related to the successful completion of a transport.
With the help of this transport management system, companies have quick access to information, and the collection and analysis of stored data will allow managers to identify the company’s weaknesses and find the right solutions to be more efficient.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING A TMS?
A transport management system provides visibility over the entire supply chain which allows faster trading of goods.
An advanced TMS can track changes in global trade in real time, which will allow the transport company to keep abreast of the latest trade regulations and ensure that the required rules are followed. At the same time, the invoicing and documentation operations are automated, which facilitates their realization much faster.
The evaluation of the data related to the transport company will lead to the improvement of the work strategy and to the prompt satisfaction of the clients’ needs. Considering the cost, efficiency and distance, a TMS helps a transport company to choose the most suitable carrier and thus, to optimize the company’s performance. The costs are reduced by reducing fuel consumption and, implicitly, by the kilometers traveled, as well as by reducing the errors made by the labor force.