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Apply an Architectural Framework to Stratify Holistic Multimodal Transportation Suites

Published: 17 October 2013

ID: G00258029

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Shippers and third-party logistics companies must align their transportation management system goals and strategies with a stratified perspective of the varying classes of TMSs that are currently offered in the market.

Table Of Contents


  • The Evolving TMS Functional Framework
  • The Five Levels of TMSs
    • Level 1 (Supplemental)
    • Level 2 (Execution-Centric)
    • Level 3 (Expanded Footprint)
    • Level 4 (Advanced Planning/Shared Service)
    • Level 5 (Globalization)
  • Conclusion

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