When shippers start evaluating transportation management systems (TMS), they immediately create a list of desired software features and functions. While developing such a list is important, companies should not overlook one of the most critical elements of a TMS implementation: network connectivity
Establishing electronic communication with carriers, suppliers, logistics service providers, and other external trading partners has traditionally been a labor-intensive and time-consuming part of the TMS implementation process. And since trading partner networks are continuously changing, establishing and maintaining connectivity with hundreds or even thousands of partners is an ongoing challenge — and cost factor.
Built-in network connectivity is one of the benefits of software-as-a-service (SaaS) TMS solutions. What factors should companies consider when evaluating the options of connecting to a built-in TMS network versus creating and managing one itself? What unique capabilities and processes does being part of a TMS network enable? How do you quantify the value and benefits of a SaaS TMS network?
In this episode, Evan Puzey, CMO at Kewill addresses those questions and more in this timely and informative episode. After watching, post a question or comment for Evan and keep the conversation going!
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