Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Capgemini reports move to TMS as a service

Transport firms are moving towards software as a service and collaboration for efficiency, according to Capgemini’s fourth edition of its Transport Management Report.

The two-part study of the business drivers for transport management processes and software reveals that the transport firms are seeking to leverage internet technologies using a pay-for-services-delivered approach as an alternative to on-premises solutions. It is expected that both Software-as-a-Service applications and collaboration via a shared network will grow in the coming years as a result.

The report also illustrates the introduction of TMS in an incremental and phased approach as best practice.

Erik van Dort, vice president supply chain management at Capgemini Consulting said: “Both shippers and logistics service providers can benefit from the improved functionality offered in standard TMS packaged software. But they need to show determination in meeting critical success factors such as fixing data quality issues and working in collaboration with their business partners to get optimised results.”