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Key Considerations for Supply Chain Leaders Evaluating Transportation Management Systems

Published: 08 October 2018

ID: G00373527

Analyst(s): Bart De Muynck , Oscar Sanchez Duran , Brock Johns


Purchasing a new, or replacing an existing, TMS solution is a top priority for supply chain leaders. The increased vendor and diversified solution landscape are complicating the ability to make the best buying decision. Supply chain leaders should use this research when considering a TMS investment.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • TMS Is an Investment Priority, With Evolving Challenges

Impacts and Recommendations

  • TMS Users Need Better Insight Into This Technology Market
  • End Users Looking for a TMS Solution Don’t Often Understand the Differences Between Significantly Varying TMS Offerings
    • Market Categorization
    • Market Characteristics
    • Market Developments
  • Varying TMS Pricing Models and End Users That Don’t Clearly Understand Cost

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