CHAPTER 2

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The Need for TMS: Challenges, IT Landscape

In this chapter, we will cover

  • The need for a transportation management system (TMS)
  • Why third-party logistics providers (3PLs) should invest in TMS product selection
  • Benefits of the software as a service (SaaS) model
  • What TMS offers
  • The role of software systems integrators (SIs)

The growth of the 3PL industry is dependent on the performance of overall trade. The 3PL industry has grown every time  the trade industry has performed better. The present economy has created growth and profit challenges for the industry.

When asked, how they plan to expand their business, moving forward their responses ...

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