Transportation management services provide a logistics system that uses computer technology to help organizations plan, execute, and optimize the physical shipping of incoming and outgoing goods. They ensure the shipment is compliant with laws and regulations and that all proper documentation is available and complete. This kind of service is often provided as part of a supply chain management system.
Sometimes known as a transportation management solution or transportation management software, it provides visibility into the day-to-day transportation operations of an organization. It manages trade compliance information and documentation, and ensures the timely delivery of freight and goods. These services can also streamline the shipping process and make it easier for organizations to manage and save money on their transportation operations no matter whether they are by land, air, or sea. Because freight logistics can be a complicated process it often pays to outsource this function for smaller organizations.