Transportation Management System (TMS) has transformed the way third-party logistic (3PL) providers conduct business, making it easier for these providers, such as Ecoquest – legal owner of Heies, to focus even more on the needs of their customers.
TMS, a logistics platform, eliminates a host of concerns and issues that are inherent in traditional systems. TMS, however, allows third-party logistics companies to be in touch continually with their carriers, customers, and suppliers as well as update and easily adjust deliveries. The logistics platform, which is part of a supply chain management system, uses technology to help clients plan, implement, and efficiently maximize the movement of products both domestically and globally.
“It has really enabled us to operate with unthinkable efficiency and agility,” the Heies says on its website at heies.com.
Benefits of a TMS
There are wide-ranging benefits that come with including a TMS in the supply chain process. Some of the top benefits include:
- Lowering costs to the business we serve and their customer
- Simplifying supply chain processes
- Automating operations to create faster and accurate invoices
- Providing visibility and security
- Reducing the number of delays, resulting in faster delivery of products
- Tracking freight from a single platform
- Improving import and export compliance, which reduces penalties and delays
If you are looking to ramp up your e-commerce business, for example, using a provider with a state-of-the-art TMS can benefit your company. Providers, such as Heies, work with business owners that are desperate for more efficient and profitable operations.
Visibility is key for any dynamic transportation system. This openness allows providers and their clients to monitor and handle the flow of inventory. And since TMS plays a pivotal role in supply chains, the visibility it affords results in more efficient planning and execution. Even more appealing is that businesses see more sales and an increase in their customer base.
Heies also trades globally. It’s crucial to have a transportation management system because it allows business clients to easily navigate the processes around international trade policies and compliance.
Transportation is a major expense for business owners and TMS can help to improve the bottom line. The use of TMS has grown as business owners see its value. Almost all industries that move, ship or receive products have incorporated TMS into their business strategy. They include:
- E-commerce businesses
- Retail businesses
Businesses that spend millions annually for freight are committed users of a TMS. Because of the ease of technology, smaller business owners have embraced the system as well. Manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics providers strive to meet delivery expectations at the lowest cost possible to their companies. And in this highly competitive times, companies need quality systems and expertise to understand how to pick and implement transportation management technologies.
At Heies, we set the standard for innovation and creative solutions. “Our competitors follow our footsteps while we unlock new potentials and explore new horizons,” the company’s website states.