TMS and WMS Integration: The Power of Holistic Supply Chain Management

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive market, rapid supply chain management is critical to shipper success. Transportation management systems (TMSs) and warehouse management systems (WMSs) are two key components of an effective supply chain strategy—and, when integrated, can unlock significant value for shippers. 

Many leading shippers have successfully integrated TMS and WMS systems to gain real-time visibility into inventory levels and transportation operations, allowing them to optimize their transportation networks, improve order processing times, and reduce manual work. The bottom line? By combining two logistics powerhouses, a TMS-WMS integration can improve customer service and increase overall revenue.

How TMS and WMS integrations save money for shippers

Integrating a TMS and WMS can help shippers streamline operations and reduce manual work, leading to improved efficiency and cost savings. Eliminating the need for manual data entry also reduces the risk of human error, resulting in increased accuracy and fewer costly mistakes.

A TMS and WMS integration provides shippers with real-time visibility into their inventory and transportation operations, allowing them to make more informed decisions and respond quickly to changes in demand or supply. Access to accurate and timely information about shipments and inventory levels empowers companies to exceed customer expectations and build long-term loyalty.

Key steps in a TMS and WMS integration

To successfully integrate a TMS and WMS, shippers should first define their integration requirements, including the data to be shared and the frequency of data exchanges. With a clear assessment of requirements, shippers can choose the integration approach that best suits their needs. 

Integration approaches include middleware, point-to-point integrations, and even API-based integrations. Once they select an approach, shippers can move on to integration tests, and the system can be put to work. To ensure this process is effective, investing in a TMS that can support the WMS integration is a must.

Let your logistics technology do the heavy lifting

Integrating a TMS with a WMS allows businesses to track the movement of goods from the moment they enter the warehouse until they reach their final destination. CTSI-Global’s Honeybee TMS solution offers fully integrated software that enables businesses to manage transportation and warehouse operations across the globe from a single platform. 

Real-time visibility allows businesses to streamline order management, reduce manual tasks, and improve efficiency. It also ensures complete supply chain transparency, making it easier for shippers to identify bottlenecks and make strategic decisions.

The benefits of integrating a WMS with software like Honeybee TMS even extend beyond internal operations. The integration allows businesses to work more closely with their partners and customers, providing continuous updates and improving overall communication. This level of collaboration helps to reduce risks and fast-track the claims management process, producing happier customers and easing compliance.

Invest in efficiency with CTSI-Global

A TMS and WMS integration is powerful. Through one cohesive platform, companies can improve efficiency, increase accuracy, enhance visibility, and provide better customer service. By working with Honeybee TMS and CTSI-Global’s capable support team, shippers of all sizes can unlock the full potential of their WMS solutions. 

Contact CTSI-Global today to learn more about how Honeybee TMS can integrate and enhance your supply chain tools.