Descartes Transportation Manager helps companies manage third party freight processes enabling them to quickly evaluate money-saving transportation and shipping options, and then execute those shipments with the carriers.
Built to accommodate the end-to-end supply chain management process, the Descartes Transportation Management System (TMS) also supports order management through consolidation, financial settlement and auditing.
Features of Descartes Transportation Manager
Automated Carrier Selection
Quickly assesses a range of user-established decision criteria, such as contractual obligations, shipping lanes, shipment priority, cost and carrier past performance. Evaluates how to best convey a shipment and identifies the best choice.
Business Process Functionality
Supports and optimizes the entire business process of purchasing transportation, including automated carrier selection; management of freight rates and carrier contracts; shipment document generation; electronic communication of transportation needs to carriers; and real-time, exception-based visibility of shipment status to partners and customers.
Fast, Flexible Implementation
Lets companies self-host or have Descartes host the solution, and integrates with most legacy, warehouse and ERP applications.
Secure and Reliable
Offers a secure logistics computing environment.
Uses a Web-native architecture that is flexible and scalable. Can grow as business needs grow. Includes an XML interface that can speed integration with other systems, and enable connection to the Descartes GLN