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How to Select the TMS, Provider and Solution Best Suited for Your Strategic Capabilities

Published: 14 June 2019

ID: G00404381

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


“Transportation management system” is a term used by many vendors offering widely differing solutions. Supply chain technology leaders can use this research to define the different types of TMSs, identify the type of TMS they need and identify a list of vendors for each type.

Table Of Contents


  • Trends in TMS
    • Different Needs for a TMS Solution
  • Different TMS Users and TMS types
  • The 10 TMS Dimensions
    • No. 1: Multimodal Domestic TMS
    • No. 2: Managed TMS Solutions
    • No. 3: Multimodal International TMS
    • No. 4: Transportation Execution Systems
    • No. 5: Multicarrier Parcel Management Solutions
    • No. 6: Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Solutions
    • No. 7: Carrier-Centric TMS
    • No. 8: Dispatch Solutions
    • No. 9: Brokerage Solutions
    • No. 10: Freight Forwarder Solutions
    • Other Vendors/Solutions
  • TMS Pricing Depends on the Best-Suited Solution and End User

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