This is a type of software system designed to manage and optimize the logistical operations of transporting goods or people. A TMS allows for more efficient execution of an entire transportation process, including planning, execution, and evaluation. Key functions often include route planning and optimization, freight audit and payment, yard management, order visibility, and carrier management. TMS can help companies lower their shipping and freight costs, track deliveries in real time, and improve customer service. They can be used by any supply chain professional responsible for managing shipments, but are especially valuable for shippers who work with freight carriers.

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