Lots of supply chains are dealing with the “Amazon effect,” which has led consumers to demand lightning-fast (and free) delivery times, last-minute order changes, and 100 percent order accuracy. While initially seen as just a retail problem, these expectations have been extended to the B2B world as well.

Lots of companies turn to their warehouse management system, inventory systems, order management system, and others to help manage the demands and expectations around orders and deliveries. But your TMS – a key piece of the puzzle that’s often overlooked – can provide answers that are already at your fingertips.

In this article for Modern Materials Handling, I discuss three specific ways your TMS can help you manage the demands of the Amazon effect, from real-time planning to pool distribution and more.

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