Talk to any broker about what keeps them up at night, and they’ll bring up problems around communication, tedious information gathering with so many screens and clicks, and the amount of manual work involved, like making dozens of calls or sending a million carrier emails just to get coverage for one load. Plus, every load requires answering the same questions: What trucks are available? Can they meet the delivery deadline? What’s a competitive but profitable quote?
Comprehensive transportation management systems are addressing these challenges better than ever before by helping brokers make faster decisions with more automation and fewer clicks and screens. The lines between 3PLs and brokers are blurring, and TMSs are responding by enhancing their brokerage capabilities while managing the full order-to-cash process in real time and within a single system.
In this article for Talking Logistics, David Sapienza discusses the latest in TMS brokerage capabilities, including how a TMS can help companies that offer brokerage or managed services the ability to work smarter, faster and more easily, including:
- Fewer screens and clicks
- Automatic price feeds
- Configurable workflows
- Better datasharing
- Tight integrations
Brokerage operations don’t have to be the complicated and redundant effort they are today. Read the full article at Talking Logistics to get a better understanding of the latest brokerage capabilities from the TMS industry!