There are many links in any supply chain but one that is common to all is transport. Unfortunately, the recent driver shortage has shown that it’s a weak link and one that desperately needs to be strengthened, and fast.
Modern ERP systems can ensure that consistency, reliability and conformance to standards and processes is promoted throughout supply chains, however transport has invariably been undertaken by third parties and that is often where a company’s ability to uphold its customer service promise has been compromised.
The good news is that the answer to this perennial problem exists and is in use by major players in the sector today. That answer is a cutting-edge TMS which will ensure that consistency and transparency are integral to the transport element of a supply chain, irrespective what suppliers and/or products are involved.
The right TMS will ensure that anyone in the supply chain can have access directly to relevant information, alerts are provided in real-time with rapid resolution, and manual processes are automated wherever possible – or even removed entirely through the use of digital integration. Modern TMS's are all about improving the efficiency of operations while simultaneously providing pertinent information in an easy-to-access and easy-to-use form.