Tire Transportation Management Systems provide cross-functional transparency, technology infrastructure with greater automation and client access to carrier capacity, freight tendering, shipment tracking and key performance indicators with varying levels of customization (see related Case Study – Intro to TMS)
Tire These systems can be integrated with freight procurement tools to manage large scale freight bids or tenders and also for executing individual spot bids 
Tire “Live” Vehicle Tracking – combining GPS and actual vehicle location with predictive analytics for active management of pick-up and deliveries. This can be done through both mobile means (ie. smartphones, apps) and telematics hardwired to the asset. 
Tire TMS platforms are commonly used for transportation execution, however more sophisticated solutions are also integrated with “Planning & Optimization” tools to evaluate optimal routings by diagnosing system-wide supply chain requirements and constraints, and capturing consolidation effects and network efficiencies wherever possible. These optimal orders and routes are then sent to the TMS for tendering loads to carriers and executing shipments. 
Tire A TMS provides many different levers that can realize significant cost savings building a substantial return on investment. While actual returns may vary due to the unique characteristics of each business, experience has allowed us to develop some common Return on Investment (ROI) guidelines. These estimates should be helpful in determining how TMS capabilities may be able to deliver value to your business.
Tire Values recognized and the typical Savings captured 
Optimized Route (7 – 28 %) 
Optimized Rate/Mode (3 – 8 %) 
Improve effectiveness of operations (2 – 7 %) 
Control transportation centrally (2 – 9 %) 
Automate settlement (3 – 5 %) 
Leverage inbound/outbound across enterprise (3 – 12 %) 
Utilize spot bidding, bid boards to augment contracts (7 – 18 %)