Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, the project44 team highlights the importance of network connectivity, real-time information, and business intelligence and analytics in maximizing the value delivered by transportation management systems (TMS).
The modern era of logistics is being facilitated largely by technology. E-commerce is growing steadily year by year which means more shipping, and more variety in shipment size. Manufacturing, retail, and shipping in general are becoming more competitive, and the supply chain is the main battleground. This all leads to added complexity that must be addressed with automation and modern data connectivity, especially from a transportation management system (TMS) standpoint.
There are few systems that benefit more from connectivity, real-time information, and normalized data than a TMS. Users rely on the information they get from their TMS to make informed supply chain decisions. Faster and more accurate data can have a massive financial impact over the course of a year. Every company should have a strategy in place to ensure their TMS is receiving the best connectivity and data possible through API connectivity.
With that in mind, here are some best practices…