As food logistics become more complex, a transportation management system (TMS) is more important to food companies than ever before. In this episode of Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez, our own JP Wiggins discusses the reasons and results of this complexity:

  1. Food companies have put a lot of resources into modernizing their infrastructure and a TMS is a key part of that infrastructure – especially with regards to achieving cost savings and meeting regulations like FSMA.
  2. The industry is seeing a lot of M&A activity, and so food companies are ending up with a medley of ERP providers – none of which can comprehensively meet their transportation needs.
  3. The buying habits of the end consumer are quickly changing and impacting the entire fulfillment model.

The result is that the days when a food manufacturer, shipper or 3PL could manage transportation with Excel spreadsheets and an ERP are long gone. With LTL, multi-stop truckloads and pool distribution becoming critical ways for keeping costs low and service high, a TMS is the only software that can deliver continuous optimization and value.

View the full episode below to learn:

  • The newest TMS tools, including continuous pool optimization
  • The #1 most important TMS capability according to our customers
  • How you can make the case for a TMS to your colleagues in 60 seconds or less