Transportation is a strategic challenge for industrial companies and large retailers. According to numerous studies, using a TMS (Transport Management System) can substantially cut costs. Here is a quick overview of the benefits gained in profitability and customer satisfaction.
Improve your transportation performance
The improvement of your transportation performance relies on 3 main factors:
Reduce costs by optimizing transportation flows
Although cost reduction is a prime goal, the cuts should not negatively impact delivery times. Companies should thus aim to optimize transportation by using these 4 operational levers:
TMS solutions integrate management tools capable of determining the optimal truck load in real time as well as the best delivery routes to cut significant costs. However, to satisfy both customer and company needs, these solutions need to remain flexible. For that, think about planning and using different delivery strategies.
Some real cost savings thanks to TMS
Studies recently carried out come to the same conclusion: within one year of implementing a TMS, companies increased their cost savings by 5 to 10%. Furthermore, a study conducted by Supply Chain Digest estimates annual cost savings on freight to be between 5 and 15%, with an overall reduction in transportation costs, including staffing and management costs, coming in at 10 to 30%.
In 2014, ARC-Advisory Group reported a reduction in transportation costs from between 5 and 10% according to more than 40% of respondents with 23% announcing savings over 10%. Since, the percentage of companies that saw reductions over 10% has increased, as revealed by the 2017 version of this study, with average cost savings remaining steady.
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What’s interesting with a TMS implementation is that companies don’t just seek financial gains but also real time visibility on their shipments. Over the past year and a half, Gartner advisory firm has observed a growing interest among companies to implement a TMS that will allow them to control their transportation flows and inform their customers of delays.
Representing a real solution to the challenge of cost optimization in industry and distribution, TMS are increasingly sought-after tools by companies seeking to optimize their transportation flows. Are you interested in reaping the benefits this solution has to offer? Click on the button below and download the product fact sheet for Generix Group’s TMS!
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