Supply chain management is a cross-functional approach that includes managing the movement of raw materials into an organization, certain aspects of the internal processing of materials into finished goods, and the movement of finished goods out of the organization and toward the end consumer. As organizations strive to focus on core competencies and become more flexible, they reduce their ownership of raw materials sources and distribution channels.
These functions are increasingly being outsourced to other firms that can perform the activities better or more cost effectively. The effect is to increase the number of organizations involved in satisfying customer demand, while reducing managerial control of daily logistics operations.
Less control and more supply chain partners lead to the creation of the concept of supply chain management. The purpose of supply chain management is to improve trust and collaboration among supply chain partners thus improving inventory visibility and the velocity of inventory movement.
A transportation management system (TMS) is part of supply chain management (SCM) centered on transportation logistics. A TMS enables interactions between an order management system (OMS) and distribution center (DC) or a warehouse.
our TMS handles four important operations of transport management:
- Planning: Defines the best transportation strategies based on specified parameters, which would be of higher or lower importance as per the user policy. This includes transportation expenditure, minimum stops possible to guarantee quality, shorter lead-time, flows regrouping coefficient and so on.
- Transportation execution: Enables the transportation plan execution. This includes carrier-rate approval, carrier sending, electronic data interchange (EDI), etc.
- Transportation follow-up: Permits the following up of any administrative or physical operation regarding transportation. This includes event-by-event transportation traceability, receipt editing, customs clearance, invoicing as well as reserving documents, transport alerts delivery, etc.
- Measurement: Includes or should include a strategic key performance indicator (KPI) report functionality for transportation.
We follow the Standard TMS:
- Load optimization
- Route planning and optimization
- Freight audit, payment, etc.
- Yard administration
- Advanced shipping
- Order visibility
- Carrier administration
Our TMSs are intended to reach the goals mentioned below:
- Minimize expenditures by means of more effective route planning, load optimization, carrier combination as well as mode selection.
- Enhanced accountability with exposure to the transportation chain.
- Better flexibility to make modifications in delivery plans.
- Realization of important supply chain execution demands.