How to manage your TMS in times of crisis?

March 8, 2024

Faced with unforeseen events such as natural disasters or conflicts, businesses can face major disruptions in their supply chain. In this context, an effective TMS can make all the difference.

As we have seen in recent years, natural disasters, attacks, wars, etc. can have a huge impact on the supply chain and its management. It is therefore important to remain flexible and adapt to a constantly changing situation. However, this can be a challenge for many businesses, as they may not use management software or have outdated systems that do not allow them to respond quickly enough to supply chain disruptions. In some cases, these events can even result in the complete closure of a country's transport infrastructure and bring all other flows to a halt. In times of crisis, businesses are forced to adapt their processes quickly in order to meet the new challenges they face. A transport management system (TMS) is an important tool that helps businesses manage their freight movements in crisis situations. TMS can help you communicate with customers and carriers. Tracking and tracking shipments is easy to achieve thanks to TMS platforms, which provide an intuitive dashboard for tracking shipments. In this article, you'll find out how transport management systems can improve efficiency, especially during times of crisis.

Transport management systems can facilitate the visibility and management of freight movements in times of crisis.

As we know, TMS allows:

  • Better visibility of logistics.
  • Better management of the supply chain and to optimize it.
  • Improve decision making and execution.
  • Improve communication with customers and carriers.

Transport management systems can reduce risks by offering a global vision and all the information in the supply chain. In addition, the transport management system allows risks or problems to be reacted more quickly and therefore improves management in times of crisis. In addition to the visibility they provide, TMS solutions can also help improve decision making and execution. With access to live data, logistics managers can make informed decisions about which shipments to prioritize and optimize logistics operations for maximum efficiency. Effective communication with customers and carriers is also essential in a crisis. TMS solutions can facilitate communication by providing real-time updates on shipment status and delivery times, allowing customers and carriers to make informed decisions about their operations. Overall, the use of TMS solutions can prove essential in managing logistics operations in times of crisis for all types of activities. These systems provide visibility, improve decision-making and execution, facilitate communication, and help reduce risks, all essential components of effective logistics management in times of crisis.

Lack of visibility, delayed decision-making, and insufficient communication are all challenges to overcome in times of crisis.

During a crisis, it can be difficult to make timely decisions. You can expect the complexity of your business to increase dramatically. That means you need to be aware of the risks and how they will affect your business. In addition, it is essential to be prepared for the unexpected so that you can react quickly when needed.

The first step in preparing for a potential crisis is to put a plan in place that will guide you through all the steps needed to ensure business continuity during this time. These include

  • A clear understanding of your internal policies and procedures
  • An assessment process that identifies critical processes within each department or function in order to develop recovery strategies.
  • The identification of key suppliers who are suppliers or essential partners so that they can be contacted appropriately if necessary.


The benefits of using a TMS during a crisis include transparency, real-time monitoring and feedback to customers, faster decision making, more efficient and faster execution.

The benefits of using tools such as TMS in a crisis include transparency, live monitoring and feedback to customers, faster decision-making, better planning, as well as more efficient and faster execution.

When things are going well, you may not be thinking about the logistics behind your business processes. But in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, it's time to get organized! Businesses that are prepared for crises can also respond more quickly than those that are not. That's why it's important to have a transport management system (TMS) in place before things get bad.

What to look for in a TMS: a solution that is flexible enough to adapt to rapidly changing situations.

To support your organization's critical operations, you need a transportation management system (TMS) that is flexible enough to adapt to rapidly changing situations. You also need transparency. Real-time monitoring and feedback will help you quickly identify problems, better optimize your flows and make more effective decisions. A transport management system that has these qualities allows you to make decisions more quickly, ensure more efficient execution, and manage your fleet by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

A transport management system is an excellent tool for improving efficiency and profitability in the event of a crisis.

A transport management system is an excellent tool for improving efficiency and profitability in the event of a crisis. It can be used to improve communication, visibility, and decision making. It provides a live view of the situation, ensuring transparency and allowing for faster decision-making. This then allows for more efficient and faster execution.

A transport management system allows you to manage your transport activities - such as pick-up and delivery, route and schedule planning, vehicle maintenance, repair and dispatch, etc. - in an integrated manner with other business processes such as customer relationship management (CRM), sales and marketing, sales and marketing, finances, etc. The ERP solution helps businesses manage all aspects of their businesses, including the management of the supply chain throughout the value chain, from the purchase from raw materials to sale in retail outlets.

The solution Everysens

Everysens offers you its own TMS: the TVMS (Transport Visibility Management System), an optimization and management software for the railway eco-system. In order to make the supply chain of companies more visible. The software and the various functionalities of the application created by Everysens allow better optimization and planning of the various flows and resources during crises, while allowing you to have all the necessary information directly!

A TMS is a useful tool for managing freight transport in times of crisis. It allows you to better coordinate and plan your shipments, which means you can react quickly to unexpected events and keep your supply chain running smoothly. It allows you to anticipate problems before they occur, so you can deal with them effectively and efficiently, as well as reduce the costs generated by the crisis thanks to this tool. It can help you have better planning, better optimization of routes and daily operations.

Curious to know how TMS could benefit you: Ask a member of our team for a demonstration!