TMS Promises a Competitive Edge with Ease

Author: Gary McKenzie
February 05, 2019

Lojistic TMS Platform Offers Better and Faster Shipping Solutions

TMS is an acronym that means Transportation Management System. It makes sure that all your shipping goes with the right carrier to the right place for the right price. That's the primary reason for it.

So it takes a lot of setup. It's complex. What distinguishes ours from most is the ease of use. We have 40-plus carriers in our TMS.

TMS Ships Smarter

For any shipping that you have, it determines whether it should go parcel, LTL, or truck. So a good TMS is a system that will take the business rules for your business and apply them to what you actually do.

A bad TMS is an electronic equivalent to chaos in your supply chain. It takes what you're already doing, right or wrong, and applies technology to it so that you can do it faster.

In contrast, a good TMS analyzes your business and decides which routing is best. So whether you've thought of that before, all the smarts, all the brains, are inside of the TMS. Those things help you do what you do faster, and better.

Lojistic TMS Already Does the Work for You

Lojistic has a program called the Marketplace. We've gone out and secured rates from 50 to 100 carriers. What we do is analyze your business and your shipping patterns. Then we decide which carriers are best for you. We've already done the contracts. They're already in the system. There's nothing for you to do other than input what you need to ship and where you're shipping it to. Our TMS does the rest. The Lojistic platform doesn't actually try to put your carriers inside of itself. It can do that, but it's also looking across the board for every carrier available. Our platform has already aggregated the best-in-class shipping. This is how it applies the best practices to your shipping needs. Be it LTL, truckload, or parcel, it makes that available to you based on your needs.

So you have a warehouse out where you're shipping, and it can range between parcel, LTL, and truckload. What happens is you will route all your shipments well ahead of time. You then tell your shipping manager how to ship things to customers. We remove those steps. The system itself will look at what's shipping, and to whom it's going, and make those decisions for you. It frees your shipping manager, and it frees all that upstream planning that you may have.

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