Transportation management services refers to planning, executing and optimizing the physical movement of products and goods between different locations. Such services can be applied to both incoming and outgoing goods with the overall goal being timely delivery of goods that have all appropriate documentation and meet transportation regulations and standards.
The main benefit of such services is having overall visibility of the transport infrastructure. This not only includes vehicle maintenance and fuel costs but also GPS routing and mapping information for increased efficiency, warehouse communication, cargo handling processes and accounting information.
These services enable an organization to identify savings in their transportation costs by having visibility of the entire process. This helps to reduce overall freight expenses while providing other benefits. It enables, for example, the provision of better customer service by being able to track deliveries in real time.