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Transportation Management Systems and the Logistics Evolution

Transportation is a foundational, often manual, and expensive element of the supply chain. Continued complexity from regulation, taxes, staffing and e-commerce expectations will continue to challenge companies across the globe. Transportation Management Systems (TMS) have been present as a part of Supply Chain Management (SCM) for years and are used across many market verticals, including retail, automotive, pharmaceuticals, and food products.

TMS market is a strategic enabler of the supply chain, with numerous established companies eyeing potential acquisitions to bolster cloud, geographic, and modal coverage. This creates a significant opportunity over the next five years to use cloud platforms to level the playing field for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) as well as diversify and extend businesses initially built for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SCM, and telematics markets.TMS revenues are expected to reach at least US$12.8 billion globally this year, growing to over US$25 billion by 2023, fueled by the need to reduce transportation costs by up to 10% and reduce monitoring time by up to 50%, as well as find alternatives to rapidly increasing spot market pricing. 

A further shift away from on-premise, high-investment, and lengthy training/upgrade cycles will continue to ramp toward cloud-based, scalable “as-a-service” models, with cloud-hosted platforms expected to begin to pass those of on-premise adoption by next year. 

TMS will need to incorporate continued advancements in technology, including advancements in transport mode evolution; recent developments in software, such as predictive analytics and machine learning; and changes in the concept of manufacturing, such as 3-D printing. Additional technologies for consideration include linkage to autonomous vehicles, blockchain, and delivery drones.

Table of Contents

  • 1. TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    • 1.1. Executive Summary
    • 1.2. The TMS Market
    • 1.3. Report Definitions
    • 1.4. Traditional Routing Management
    • 1.5. Integrating Comprehensive TMS into the Supply Chain
    • 1.6. Key TMS Solutions
    • 1.7. Emerging Technologies within TMS
    • 1.8. TMS Drivers
    • 1.9. Inhibitors
  • 2. THE TMS ECOSYSTEM
  • 3. NATIVE ERP AND SCM VENDORS
    • 3.1. SAP
    • 3.2. Oracle
    • 3.3. JDA Software
  • 4. NATIVE 3PL AND TELEMATICS VENDORS
    • 4.1. Omnitracs Sylectus
    • 4.2. C.H. Robinson (TMC)
    • 4.3. Trimble/TMW Systems
    • 4.4. Cerasis
  • 5. SMB/FREEMIUM-FOCUSED TMS SUPPLIERS
    • 5.1. Kuebix
    • 5.2. AscendTMS (InMotion Global)
    • 5.3. Cloud Logistics
  • 6. OMNI-MODE FULL-SERVICE TMS AND TRADE MANAGEMENT
    • 6.1. BluJay Solutions (Francisco Partners)
    • 6.2. Amber Road
    • 6.3. One Network Enterprises
    • 6.4. MercuryGate International
    • 6.5. Manhattan Associates
  • 7. DISRUPTIVE ENTRANTS
    • 7.1. Amazon
    • 7.2. Alibaba
    • 7.3. ClearMetal
  • 8. THE IMPACT OF TMS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
    • 8.1. Revenue Model
    • 8.2. Securing TMS
  • 9. MARKET DATA
  • 10. CONCLUSIONS
  • 11. RECOMMENDATIONS