5 Areas of Focus in a Long Term Logistics Strategy that a TMS Can Solve

| June 28, 2019

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Logistics and transportation managers are tasked with making the movement of freight between trade partners easier, cheaper, and more efficient. Often these managers turn to Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the smooth and efficient operations of their supply chains for decades. Having evolved significantly over the last 30 years, such systems are typically available as standalone software packages, as part of a larger Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, or in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) formats.

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Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters is the nation's premier supply chain recruiting organization. We provide quality-assured recruiting strategies and services across the entire supply chain industry. We assist our clients - which include; leading manufacturers, distributors, retailers and third party logistics service providers (3PLs) - in identifying and delivering the best-qualified individuals to fill their particular personnel requirements. Combined, our recruiters have over 150 years of supply chain, logistics and purchasing experience. This knowledge and dedication to the discipline helps clients and candidates by dramatically shortening the hiring cycle.

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Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters is the nation's premier supply chain recruiting organization. We provide quality-assured recruiting strategies and services across the entire supply chain industry. We assist our clients - which include; leading manufacturers, distributors, retailers and third party logistics service providers (3PLs) - in identifying and delivering the best-qualified individuals to fill their particular personnel requirements. Combined, our recruiters have over 150 years of supply chain, logistics and purchasing experience. This knowledge and dedication to the discipline helps clients and candidates by dramatically shortening the hiring cycle.

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