TMS implementation: selection criteria, implementation stages, results

A transport logistics automation system is a key tool to facilitate the task of optimising a company's operations and the entire supply chain. TMS is a solution for those who need to optimise the daily distribution of requests and monitor the efficiency of fleet utilisation. The system allows you to obtain real-time data on each vehicle and analyse the efficiency of its use, automate manual operations, simplify the processing of orders, control the execution of requests, compliance with the route, etc.

Selection criteria and stages of TMS implementation
Sargona's specialists advise that the following indicators should be taken into account when selecting a TMS system:
  1. Real customer feedback. If the system is not talked about, it means that it is not used.
  2. the experience of the project team. Make sure you meet the team before the project starts.
  3. Reliability of the system. If it breaks down, it will cost you extra. Check the quality of the system.
  4. Flexibility. Will the developers be willing to make changes to the system to suit your business processes?
  5. Technical support. Specialists should understand not only their own product, but also the customer's business processes.
  1. Study of the company's current transport logistics business processes, taking into account its specificities. The main objective is to identify weaknesses and make recommendations for their elimination.
  2. Drawing up the terms of reference and agreeing them with the client.
  3. Integration. Setting up data exchange between the accounting system, GPS and TMS.
  4. Test and launch. Building routes based on company data, monitoring the quality and reliability of the system.
Implementation stages
Today, effective logistics management is simply impossible without automation. A TMS is a set of tools that enables suppliers, carriers and customers to optimise logistics processes, reduce transport costs and save time. A Transportation Management System helps companies improve customer service levels, increase the number of customers and increase sales.

This can be achieved because transport logistics automation with TMS enables you to
  • Plan routes for own and hired transport, taking into account all important parameters.
  • Select transport in automatic mode.
  • Set up data exchange between the accounting system, GPS service and TMS.
  • Obtain optimal routes. These are based on a mathematical solution that takes into account all parameters. The system also allows you to re-route in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Control on-time delivery with vehicle tracking.
  • Get detailed, dynamic reports on all key logistics indicators for any period of your choice.

Implementing a TMS is a definite step forward for companies providing transport services. Sargona can help you choose the transport logistics automation system that best suits your company's needs. Our specialists work in close cooperation with the customer's representatives and understand the customer's business processes, which enables us to select the optimal set of functions.
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