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Improving Inbound: A Three-Phase Plan for Switching to TMS-Based Control: Part 2

Implementation and post implementation of a transportation management system

As we explained in last week’s post, transferring control of inbound freight movements to a third-party transportation management system (TMS) delivers some important benefits, providing you lay a solid foundation first.

This second post in the two-part series looks at the next two phases of such a roll out: implementation and post-implementation. Read More…

Improving Inbound: A Three-Phase Plan for Switching to TMS-Based Control: Part 1

Managing inbound freight with a transportation management system

There is an alternative to leaving the management of inbound cargo flows to suppliers: bring it under the umbrella of an in-house or third-party transportation management system (TMS).

In this post we consider the latter route; using a third-party TMS to manage inbound transportation, although many of the principles apply to in-house systems as well.

Why go to the trouble of adding inbound to your TMS workload when suppliers will shoulder the burden? Read More…

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