A TMS-Lite solution is one that is geared towards gaining key benefits without the cost and complicated implementation of a full blown TMS. It is ideal for organizations that have 10 - 5,000 shipments per month.
A standard TMS-Lite system is a perfect alternative to outsourcing. A TMS-Lite provides all the essential functions while maintaining control, and avoiding unnecessary spend of alternatives.
A TMS-Lite solution empowers traffic/ logistics managers by better enabling opportunities in:
o Reducing costs and generating immediate ROI.
o Standardizing processes.
o Increasing logistics savvy without challenging implementations.
With a TMS-Lite solution, basic implementation costs are typically zero. The only costs are the internal time that is taken to change your internal processes and these should be minimal. IT resource requirements are non-existent unless there is a need to enable multiple systems to talk to one another. The typical platform is operated on a secured web (cloud) based system with a SAAS (software as a service) agreement. Costs associated are typically on a monthly or per shipment basis.
o improving buying efficiencies,
o Enhancing spot bid performance,
o Real time reporting metrics,
o Waste reducing freight billing.
Logistics processes become more standardized and efficient.
Implementation is typically very well received. The users experience immediate benefits over current methodologies. The web based environment also provides flexibility to perform necessary tasks when out of the office.
The purpose of this white paper is to introduce and outline the TMS-Lite’s features, benefits, limitations, and processes. It also compares the TMS-Lite to alternative full TMS solutions and outsourced third party (3PL) solution.
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