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Transportation Management Systems: Meeting the Challenges and Obtaining Results

February 03, 2011

As businesses become increasingly focused on optimizing their supply chain operations, logistics organizations are continually forced to make critical decisions for creating a highly productive transportation management system. The efficiency with which a company runs its procurement and shipping operations can greatly impact their business’ bottom line so companies are assiduously searching for methods to improve their transportation practices. Business goals such as reducing costs and overhead, growing profit margins, controlling materials and inventory, and improving customer service can each be achieved through the implementation and efficient operation of transportation management solutions.

This FREE Research Brief provides insights into the challenges and concerns medium and large businesses are encountering in their freight transportation operations.

Learn how these shippers are overcoming obstacles and understand the benefits they’ve achieved through the use of a TMS.

To learn more about how TMS applications are easing transportation cost pressures download our FREE Research Brief now!

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Transportation Management Systems: Meeting the Challenges and Obtaining Results
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*Do you have plans to implement a TMS in your operations?
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Yes, in the next 12 months
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* Approximately how much is your annual transportation spend today?
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