How does a Transportation Management System enable Omni-channel commerce?

SCApath works with the most advanced transportation technology solutions in the marketplace as well as more streamline solutions to meet each company’s unique supply chain needs.

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ransportation Management Systems (TMS) cover a large and sometimes confusing functional area of the supply chain.  They have evolved to meet the complex requirements of global Omni-Channel consumer goods companies.   In the past, service requirements were more homogeneous, inventory more localized, and orders less custom.

TMS Technology Capabilities:

  • Global order, inventory, logistics status information
  • Support EDI and Web portal communication with logistics partners
  • Multi-modal planning and optimization
  • Network optimization based on actual cost, distance, and service
  • Manage online rate/capacity bidding and carrier contract management
  • Automated load tendering and status messaging
  • Automates audit, payment, and claims for Parcel, LTL,TLIn-Store, Online, Mobile, Call Center, & Social Path to Purchase

Omni-Channel Implications:

  • Rising Transportation Costs Eroding Margin
  • Increasing Lead Times Boosting Inventory Levels
  • Greater Need for Synchronization and Collaboration with Suppliers
  • Increasing Pressure on Network Speed and Agility
  • The “Amazon Effect” of Fast and Free
  • Peak Season Performance Challenges
  • Increasing Custom Delivery Options
How it works
Here is our methodology to ensure the success of your omni-channel business solution.
01/ Business Case & Roadmap

Key Services Delivered: Define Current Capabilities, Define the Future State, GAP Analysis, Solution Alternatives, ROI Analysis, Business Solution Roadmap

02/ Requirements & System Selection

Key Services Delivered: Solution Requirements, Key Business Scenarios, RFI/RFP Demos, References, Contract Negotiation, System Selection

03/ Project Roadmap

Key Services Delivered: Budgeting, RACI Resource Planning, Phasing, Change Mgmt Planning, Risk Assessment, Contingency Planning, Project Governance

04/ Solution Implementation

Key Services Delivered: Project Management, Change Management, Design, Integration, Environment Build/Configuration, Application Testing, Integrated Testing, Operations Testing, Training, Conversion, and Support

FIND out how we make omni-channel HAPPEN!

SCApath has demonstrated a deep application expertise with a focus on effective and quality-driven results achieved through a shared collaborative work style with the customer team. Their efforts have led to a steady operating state post-go-live with our supply chain systems, improved throughput in our distribution operations, and overall initiative cost reduction. I strongly recommend considering SCApath for your supply chain transformation needs.
Ed Wong - COO Charlotte Russe
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Omni-Channel By the Numbers
How Omni-Channel requirements are driving supply chain transformation.

Customer Experience

90% of customers expect a seamless experience from retailers across all purchasing channels

Increase Revenue

Companies with omni-channel customer engagement see a 10% year-over-year increase in annual revenue.

Buy Online, Pick-up in Store

50% of Consumers Expect to Buy Online and Be Able Pick Up In-Store

Customer Retention

Retailers with extremely strong omni-channel customer engagement retain on average 89% of their customers