Not to worry, we can help! If you are not familiar with the term TMS you may be wondering more precisely what it is. Well, TMS can stand for Trucking Management Software, Trucking Management Service, or Trucking Management System. One of the major benefits of a good TMS is that it will naturally help a business in reducing their overall shipping costs. By utilizing compiled data and analyzing each route, the costs related to that route can be optimized appropriately by generating user-oriented suggestions for improvement in areas such as fuel consumption or even driver overtime.
Being able to properly track and examine the overall operations by shifting a non-revenue generating staff position in to a revenue generating position is another major benefit of utilizing a TMS. For example, if a fleet has two people completing paperwork, but the TMS can reduce this to one, they can shift that person’s work hours to sales, dispatching or recruiting. If a dispatcher can move 15 trucks with a TMS instead of 10, with a fleet of 30 trucks, they can shift the work hours of one dispatcher to sales or recruiting.
Another major advantage of this technology is the ability to track where your drivers are with shipments. This allows for the assessments of route optimality and scheduling efficiency.This ability also provides massive safety benefits to your operation with Real-time tracking, especially in cases of accidents.
Are you tired of all the paperwork? No one likes the bulky amounts of paperwork required to keep a business running smoothly. However, automating accounts using a TMS will save time, money, and even the headache of it all by automatically compiling this data, properly labelling for easier identification and greatly reducing manual paperwork needed. This will save you big time on administration costs as well as providing great relief in the possibility of human error and incorrect billing or invoice errors.
With a quality TMS on your side, you can now effectively monitor the lifecycle of orders and shipments from start to finish in real-time. You are able to get valuable status updates on each as well. This ability offers you accurate control in planning inventory and improves the accountability of the entire network in place. Take advantage of this industry leading technology replacing the financial guessing game with data driven inventory control that will protect your bottom dollar.
Businesses today have a massive advantage through the ability of data centric reporting abilities. This is available for you as well through a quality Transportation Management System. By integrating your systems into a TMS you gain the ability of a dependable overview of your business allowing you to oversee the entire shipping process for multiple locations allowing for efficient and centralized insights and reporting all in one place without the need of multiple programs and databases.
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