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Transport Management Systems

A Transport Management System (TMS) is a specialised software platform designed to streamline the planning, execution, and optimisation of the transportation of physical goods.

The definition of TMS is quite broad, and exactly which functionality is required will vary between clients according to the scope and complexity of their operations.  Typically, a TMS encompasses capabilities like route planning and optimisation, freight audit and payment, carrier management, load building, order visibility, and reporting functions. This system is crucial for enhancing transportation efficiency, reducing costs, and improving real-time decision-making.

With extensive knowledge of the TMS market, the logistics consultants UK from The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) offer a comprehensive consultancy service to assist companies in specifying, selecting, and implementing a TMS tailored to their unique needs.

Premier Foods Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Supports Supply Chain Operations For Premier Foods Premier Foods comprises of three trading divisions: Grocery, Sweet Treats and International, and manufactures some of the nation’s favourite food brands including Bisto, Cadbury Cakes, Loyd Grossman, Mr. Kipling, OXO, Sharwood’s and Angel Delight.

Triumph Motorcycles Case Study

  The Supply Chain Consulting Group Race Towards A Global Logistics Triumph Triumph Motorcycles engaged The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) to review and develop their consolidated Global freight and Logistics strategy, with the objective of engaging a single Logistics Service Provider for their Global Freight Operations.

Select the Right TMS

In the first phase, SCCG conducts a detailed needs assessment to understand a company’s specific transportation challenges and requirements. This is followed by a comprehensive market evaluation, where they identify and evaluate potential TMS solutions that align with the client’s needs. Leveraging their expertise, SCCG guides the selection process, focusing on features, scalability, and integration capabilities, ensuring the chosen TMS meets both current and future needs.

Implement TMS Successfully

Once a TMS is selected, SCCG assists in detailed implementation planning, establishing timelines and training for staff. They oversee the installation and integration of the TMS, providing continuous support to resolve issues and ensure smooth operation. Post-implementation, they conduct performance reviews, offering insights and recommendations for further optimisation to maximise the benefits of the TMS.

About SCCG

The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) is a well-established logistics consulting firm with a great reputation for helping companies meet their business goals through effective logistics strategy and design. Based in the UK, the company has completed over 700+ projects across 50+ countries.

Owned by its Directors, who are actively involved in projects, SCCG works with clients from major corporates to fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses across all sectors to improve customer service and reduce cost-to-serve.

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