Transportation management system

Course Overview

transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management concerning transportation operations and may be part of an enterprise resource planning system.

Studies show that a best-of-breed transportation management system can deliver powerful results and increase perfect orders. It enables you to capitalize on these capabilities to reduce costs and increase profitability. You can leverage real-time information to gain insights into your global supply chain and logistics management capabilities. You'll gain visibility across all orders, shipments, and global inventories. You'll be able to collaborate effectively with customers, suppliers and transportation providers to increase efficiency, accuracy and on-time deliveries. As a result, you can improve customer service and grow margins.

Transportation management systems manage four key processes of transportation management:

  1. Planning and decision making – TMS will define the most efficient transport schemes according to given parameters, which have a lower or higher importance according to the user policy: transport cost, shorter lead-time, fewer stops possible to ensure quality, flows regrouping coefficient, etc.

  2. Transportation Execution – TMS will allow for the execution of the transportation plan such as carrier rate acceptance, carrier dispatching, and EDI.

  3. Transport follow-up – TMS will allow following any physical or administrative operation regarding transportation: traceability of transport event by event (shipping from A, arrival at B, customs clearance, etc.), editing of reception, custom clearance, invoicing and booking documents, sending of transport alerts (delay, accident, non-forecast stops.)

  4. Measurement – TMS have or need to have a logistics key performance indicator (KPI) reporting function for transport.

Course Objectives

The course is aimed at making the participants familiarize with hands on tools and techniques to ensure that following KPIs are met.

  1. Percentage of On Time Pick Up or Delivery Performance relative to requested
  2. Cost Per Metric - mile; km; weight; cube; pallet
  3. Productivity in monetary terms, e.g., cost per unit weight or shipping unit
  4. Productivity in operational terms, e.g., shipping units/order or weight/load

Course Content

  1. Planning and optimizing of terrestrial transport rounds
  2. Inbound and outbound transportation mode and transportation provider selection
  3. Management of motor carrier, rail, air and maritime transport
  4. Real time transportation tracking
  5. Service quality control in the form of KPIs
  6. Vehicle Load and Route optimization
  7. Transport costs and scheme simulation
  8. Shipment batching of orders
  9. Cost control, KPI (Key performance indicators) reporting and statistics
  10. Freight Audit

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Managers, Assiatant Managers and Superviors from the Transportation Department.

Duration

2 days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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