Make it work – a phrase that’s become part of the business-world lexicon, thanks to the combined influence of reality TV and the web. Closer to home, it’s the logical approach for transportation management and fleet management providers to embrace – but companies short on technology and heavy on effort may spend vast amounts of time trying to make it work without much progress.
Granted, external factors, such as the newest regulatory guidelines or a capricious economy, are unavoidable. But--when problems stem from an inferior or outdated internal operations structure that affects daily business processes--implementing a robust transportation management system clearly makes sense and, in time, may help transition those problems to opportunities. Novice? Click on Tips for 1st time TMS Buyers
#1 Forget Size: It’s the Set-Up, the Software and the Service
Implementing a transportation management system--no matter the size of your organization--is a wise investment because the software and analytics that help you contain costs and remain competitive are designed to your operational scheme. TMS software can facilitate freight planning and execution, dispatch and resource utilization. Plus, it can help you manage and grow your business by pinpointing cost and supply concerns, which may benefit your long-term profitability.
#2 Road Trip: Communication is Key
TMS software from TMW can be optimized to your and your drivers’ mobile devices, allowing for uncomplicated access to loads, delivery information, routing specifications and financials. Whether you’re growing your business or refining your service options, our trucking software scales with your company’s growth by expanding, optimizing and integrating.
#3 Your Customers Count: All of Them
Delays and complications happen--and when they do companies generally reach out to their customers with assurances that resolution is at hand. Operate without modern TMS software, however, and your customers may be the ones alerting you to the problem. Cyberworld consumers want information and answers immediately and know they can find a service with a few hours of online research. Why risk your customers switching their billables to a competitor with a better response time? This is an area where a TMS makes its imprint and demonstrates its value, alerting you about issues before they spin out of control, potentially damaging your business reputation.
In our 30+ years of guiding the transportation services sector to better, more efficient outcomes, TMW solutions help you make it work. Whether you have a legacy system to replace or this is your first rodeo, contact us today.