How to get the optimal transport rates and service? Steps towards better Transport Management Many companies have acknowledged the need to better manage the transportation from a financial, visibility and a process perspective. However, just implementing a Transport Management System (TMS) will not do the job. Although the software is delivering many functionalities to make this happen the big challenge remains how you will align your organization to make sure you can use the TMS in an optimal way. Key questions include: how can you be sure that you have the optimal cost levels, the right rates, the right rate structures and the right service and performance levels. How can benchmark contribute to answering these questions ? How should we on-board carriers, how do we manage rate updates, how do we maintain carrier changes and implementations, how do we handle KPI’s and keep process documentation up to date? Effective ways to manage a TMS How to avoid typical TMS pitfalls? What efforts are involved in running a TMS? How to efficiently set-up rates/data and to manage them? How to get the most out of your TMS investment? What TMS vendors don 't tell you but what you need to know?