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The Future is Now: Why Transportation Management Systems are Indispensable to Growth in Logistics

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Transportation Management Systems (TMS) have evolved from being a mere novelty in the logistics sector to the essential source of optimizing supply chains in an all-around manner. Technological advances, coupled with a highly changing business environment, have made TMSs indispensable to the growth and development of today’s supply chains.

Read about the evolution of TMSs over the decades, how technology vastly improved its scope of application, and other causes that have led to the maturation of the TMS market in this white paper.

Key Takeaways from the White paper

In this white paper, we look at how TMS software and applications saw an exponential development in sophistication; the role of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and cloud technology in the maturation of the TMS market; why TMSs are a must in today’s competitive environment; and possible technologies that can power the TMSs of the future.

  • The whirlwind journey of TMS - Connecting the dots on how TMS evolved from bulky, expensive, mainframe-based software with limited uses to the sleek, cloud-backed applications of today that promote supply chain optimization.
  • What’s driving the growth of the TMS market? - A look at the internal and external factors that have brought the TMS market to its current state.
  • Under the hood: A look at technology trends powering TMS - A close examination of how technologies such as AI and ML have introduced advanced capabilities to TMS and cloud technology improved their affordability and encouraged innovation.
  • Moving beyond the one-size-fits-all approach - A quick take on the reasons behind the complexity of the TMS market, why organizations should not adopt TMSs with a one-size-fits-all approach, and the key points to keep in mind while choosing a TMS provider.

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  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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