Transportation management can become the bottleneck that will neglect all the competitive advantages in the field of goods delivery. Every day competition in the trade market is getting tougher, large companies are getting bigger, and in order to break away from a competitor, they need money, the more - the better. And since it’s still too early for AI-piloted long-range trucks, you have to look for ways to do everything in kind of - sort of “the old fashioned way”, but with a light odour of the information era.

The growing needs in the freight market make obvious the need for a new modern approach to the management of transport logistics based on information technology. The need for automation is especially acute when the organization in manual or semi-automatic mode becomes a real pain in the back, promising significant loss of labor, time and material costs.

A tool for making progress in this area is the implementation of an automated transportation management system (TMS). As for the proofs let's address the Gartner report, which says, that by 2022, the cost of TMS applications will be $ 1.94 billion, which is 31% of the supply chain execution market (SCE) of $ 6.2 billion. This growth will be driven by the replacement of local software with SaaS applications. So, what are these systems after all?

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