Thursday, May 11, 2006

10 Important trends in Transportation Management Systems

Adrian Gonzalez of Arc Advisory Group had this interesting piece in SC Digest about 10 important trends in TMS market. Below, I have mentioned some of them which seem even more important to me:

- Addition of Multi-Mode Capabilities: With cost and capacity issues in trucking, and huge growth in offshoring, TMS solutions are starting to provide more robust support for rail and ocean shipping integrated with other modes, though there is still a way to go here.

- Move Towards Service Oriented Architecture: Support for SOA by TMS vendors will ease integration with ERP and other systems and enable more process-based approaches.

- Increase Focus on Performance Management: Scorecarding and sophisticating reporting systems are an increasingly important element of TMS implementations to leverage the rich trove of transportation-related data.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Senthil Nathan said...

We can add support for internatioanl trade and security features as one of the requirements.

11:37 AM  
Blogger DINH Bao Anh said...

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4:04 PM  
Blogger DINH Bao Anh said...

I have run some projects of cross-border trade, which it also requires multi-mode transportation. I have found that perfect document flow (documents in hard copy for custom formality) is also a key success factor in TMS. It is very important in which countries has low IT integration in SC. Just want to share with you.

4:10 PM  

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