Upgrading tech solutions to improve the efficiency of shipping is an investment that continues to pay off over and over again.
The modern Transportation Management System or TMS is designed specifically to aid shippers with the often tedious and time-consuming process of locating qualified carriers, rate freight movements, and schedule pickups.
More recent TMS solutions are also packed with a wealth of auditing and payment tools, exceptional secure connectivity for sensitive data and many communication-oriented functions. But what's most important is that the platform is user-friendly and successfully improves the efficiency of all shipments.
But with several TMS solutions on the market, how do you know which one is worth your time? Well, if you listen to industry experts, there are five that most of them point to as being the top 5 TMS solutions for 2020.
Today, we're going to be taking a look at 5 of the most impressive TMS solutions available. And just as a heads up, you may want to get one of these integrated before the Christmas rush so you can start 2020 off on the right foot.
Exspeedite is a TMS solution that is developed by a privately-owned small business that has a sharp focus on improving freight efficiency across the board. Likewise, the Exspeedite TMS offers customers a solution that can be configured for their specific needs. Regardless of the size, scope or movement types, Exspeedite has something for just about every company.
This platform is a cloud-based solution, meaning you can connect to it from any device, anywhere you have an internet connection.
Additionally, customer service with the Exspeedite support team is top of the line when it comes to this type of service. And that's not even to mention just how feature-rich this solution is.
Whether you’re a 3PL, fulfillment center, distributor, retailer, or manufacturer, you can benefit from the flexibility and robust user features packed in this TMS.
This TMS is useful for anyone that specializes in specifically e-commerce fulfillment. The platform includes individual solutions that help online businesses organize customer orders, expedite shipping solutions, and estimate shipping rates on the fly.
Best of all, customers can contact and work with Oracle directly to assist in getting this platform integrated properly.
INTTRA Desktop And Data Services
For those who depend on sea or ocean freight shipping solutions, INTTRA desktop and data services is a smart investment.
This TMS specializes mainly in ocean-based shipping, allowing shippers to locate, rate, estimate and secure carrier movement of that caliber. It’s very easy to install, connects shippers with the largest and most diverse network of carriers and offers standalone freight solutions.
This TMS likewise contains numerous e-commerce tools.
Pitney Bowes Package Management
Pitney Bowes is well-known as being a communications expert for commercial businesses. However, it’s also making a name in the shipping and transportation software industry.
This package management suite is similar in theory to the Oracle solution mentioned above. Customers can choose from a large offering of tools to configure the package to fit their shipping needs.
Some of the more helpful tools in Pitney Bowes TMS include document prep, packing and mailing management and parcel shipping solutions. They also have a proprietary tracking system called Arrival R that allows them to catalog signatures for parcel deliveries. This is especially helpful when trying to assess customer complaints regarding missing shipments.
This is another cloud-based solution that allows customized development, scalability, and dashboard configuration. It’s a great solution for manufacturers or importing companies that export goods to foreign nations. It uses proprietary platforms such as GT Nexus Trade and FGT Nexus logistics which helps companies simplify the movement of international shipments.
Partner with Redwood Logistics to Integrate Your New TMS!
One of the best tools available to shippers is, of course, a professional 3PL such as Redwood Logistics. We’ve worked with companies large and small, from the privately-owned manufacturer to the enterprise-level fulfillment systems.
Redwood Logistics also works directly with the leading software developers on the planet that specialize in providing solutions for the logistics and supply chain industry worldwide.