How do we choose a TMS transport tool that meets our needs?

March 8, 2024

New international flows have a significant impact on logistics chains, which have often been designed for a domestic dimension. Imbalances in flows have led to a scarcity of transport capacities.

As the famous French moralist VAUVENARGUES said “Necessity frees us from the embarrassment of choice.”

New international flows have a significant impact on logistics chains, which have often been designed for a domestic dimension. Imbalances in flows have led to a scarcity of transport capacities. The increase in oil prices, security constraints and the lack of visibility on transported flows are the current challenges of a global supply chain.

TMS software has a common objective: to be at the service of your overall performance. So how do you choose the right partner? Transportation is a constantly evolving business. Therefore, management software must also keep pace and evolve with your businesses and needs.

Here are some key things to have in your TMS:

The digitalization of processes: better collaboration, even remotely

Transport management consists of a series of relatively heavy and manual tasks to be managed between different teams, internal and external to the company: a lot of administrative and procedures to be respected, excels, letters, faxes, telephone calls... Today all these time-consuming tasks are intended to be simplified. The digitization of these processes thanks to a TMS tool thus allows better management of operations. And who says digitalization, says the possibility of managing your operations remotely, remotely, from your sofa!

Networking your supply chain also promotes collaborative work. Everything being centralized on a single platform, your employees will be more efficient in exchanging information, which will now be instantaneous, at all stages of your organization and transport follow-up. Agility, collaboration and efficiency are the key words of TMS! Adopting transport solution software means increasing productivity, profitability and quality of service.

Planning: the B-A-B-A of simplified transport

Scheduling is the main feature of collaborative TMS. This is even more the case when considering rail transport actors. Freight transport via rail can be done in different ways (insulated wagon, complete train, rail-road intermodal) with associated constraints for each transport method and for each industry (domestic vs international routes, available train paths, authorized vs dangerous goods etc.).

The establishment of a specialized rail TMS allows shippers to build a global inter-site schedule, taking into account all the constraints related to this mode and its industry. The TMS thus calculates a realistic and optimized schedule based on customer orders, the availability of resources, resources, paths, maximum transportable tonnage etc. Once consolidated and validated by the stakeholders, it makes it possible to start the execution of transport by sending waybills to railway companies, for example. Thanks to this centralization of information, operational teams collaborate easily and benefit from a global and extensive visibility of their transport delivery objectives.

Everysens: the only TMS tool that meets your rail challenges

At Everysens, the promotion of rail transport and the attractiveness of this mode is part of our DNA. Everysens has developed a transport TMS in order to allow shippers and forwarders to meet all their transport management challenges, but in a different way than with a traditional generic TMS.

  • Digitizing your end-to-end processes

The Everysens TMS tool ensures the proactive management of rail flows via a collaborative platform. Our logistics planning and transport execution system thus digitizes and automates transport processes from A to Z for better management of operations.

  • A quick and simple set-up

A simple installation and Plug&Play solution, setting up the Everysens TMS tool is quick and efficient. For example, one of the challenges of a TMS often lies in the need to connect to a network of partners, and to internal IT tools. Everysens accelerates these steps by offering your suppliers and customers portals to collaborate effectively. For each waybill sent, no need to call each other to change the departure, the railway company can connect directly to the Everysens tool to validate or invalidate an order. Our transport management tool is therefore modular with a large number of functionalities. We are constantly adapting to your needs and your business.

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