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.


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