The days of manually updating spreadsheets at the end of the month to track and monitor shipments are long gone. Today, shippers want immediate visibility into the day-to-day operations of the supply chain—which is particularly essential as disruptions continue to ripple across the network.
Implementing a TMS is one way to stay organized amid the chaos. It helps supply chain leaders streamline communication with carriers, gain heightened visibility into their operations, and increase overall efficiency. The payoff? A more reliable supply chain—with a greater ROI.
While some shippers opt for their own internal TMS, outsourcing a TMS solution supports teams who want to scale quickly or need to focus their attention on other aspects of the business. For small and large-scale shippers alike, the key is to find a solution that aligns with your unique business needs.
Identify current and future priorities
TMS can be transformational—but only when done right. So before shopping around, it’s important that supply chain leaders determine what they need most:
- Better communication with carriers?
- More insight into key performance indicators?
- A high-level view of network performance to fill skill gaps?
- A better way to handle payments?
- A SaaS-based solution to access tools remotely?
Managed TMS eliminates chaos so teams can better communicate with carriers, track shipments, automate processes, and handle payments. But there’s no point in investing in a TMS solution that doesn’t meet those needs, especially if most of the functionality goes unused. For this reason, it’s crucial to find a customizable solution that easily integrates with other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that are already in use.
In the same vein, it’s not helpful to invest in a managed TMS solution that takes years to implement or educate staff around. Instead, the right TMS solution will offer consistent guidance throughout the implementation process and empower supply chain teams to maximize the tool’s functionality.
Managed TMS can make all the difference—for supply chain teams facing urgent challenges. It can free up time on administrative and organizational tasks, including anything from load planning and execution to freight tracking, payment management, and analytical reporting.
Find a partner who aligns with your goals
The reason shippers opt for a managed TMS solution is to eliminate hassle—not create more for themselves. The right partner will help every step of the way for successful implementation, software integration, training, and usage.
Honeybee TMS is customized to the shipper’s needs. It’s efficient, intuitive, SaaS-based, and flexible. Intuitive dashboards make it easier for employees to use and more straightforward for supply chain managers to generate KPI reports. So is Managed TMS right for you? With the right partner—absolutely.
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