Here is a look at what does the future of TMS look like
• Cloud-based Transport Management Systems: Developers are focusing on developing cloud-based systems, which are cheaper to implement and maintain. With cloud-based TMS, shipping companies no longer required to have expensive servers and a team of dedicated experts. The cloud-based system can be accessed from anywhere, which makes it easier for shippers to get real-time information to make on-the-spot decisions.
• Becoming one with the other office systems: TMS applications are evolving to become one with the office system. When this comes to existence, users will no longer have to worry about costly integration. Also, the next generation transport management systems will be built on the Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture (Enterprise SOA) technologies, which will allow resources to be shared more efficiently.
• Full integration with cutting-edge technology: The latest transport management systems are incorporating cutting-edge technologies like mobile phones, GPS satellites, 3D printers, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the capabilities of a transportation management system. By 2019, most TMS applications will come with the advanced route, freight and network optimization feature using all these powerful technologies.
Many experts strongly believe that the future of shipping and 3PL lies in TMS. Therefore, Shippers and 3PL companies should adopt TMS as soon as they can to get a clear advantage of a transportation management system.
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