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How to Calculate the Return on Investment for a Transportation Management System

Published: 16 July 2019

ID: G00390024

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


Investment in transportation management solutions continues to increase as organizations look to reduce transportation costs and achieve productivity gains. Supply chain technology leaders can use this research to create an accurate and well-founded ROI to justify investment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Match the TMS to Your Needs and Complexity
  • Understand the Elements for a TMS ROI
    • Return (Benefit)
    • Investment (Cost)
    • Return on Investment Formula
  • Identify the Pitfalls and Reasons Why ROI Is Not Met
  • Benchmark Your Data and Create Milestones

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