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Transportation Management Systems in the US - Procurement Research Report

Transportation Management Systems Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of transportation management systems (TMSs). TMSs have a broad range of functionality to assist with supply chain management, including shipment tracking, carrier selection, route optimization, vehicle fleet management, regulatory compliance assistance, documentation management, inbound freight management and freight reconciliation. TMSs can be purchased as traditional on-premises software products or through a subscription with a software as a service (SaaS) provider. Suppliers in this market do not provide truck, rail, air or other cargo transportation services. While this report covers many of the tasks associated with freight forwarding, it focuses on software rather than labor-based scheduling solutions.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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