Transportation Management Software (TM Software) is built to accommodate the end-to-end supply chain management process

Descartes Transportation Manager™ - transportation management software helps logistics professionals quickly evaluate money-saving transportation and shipping options, and then execute those shipments with contract carriers. Built to accommodate the end-to-end supply chain management process, the Descartes Transportation Management System (TMS) also supports order management through consolidation, financial settlement and auditing.

Descartes TM Software Benefits Include:

  • Alleviate headaches associated with managing trading partner data quality and inconsistency
  • Curtail “maverick” transportation spending
  • Deliver quick time-to-value for customers
  • Facilitate compliance with regulatory environments by sharing information in the correct format
  • Integrate readily with other Descartes supply chain management solutions for additional efficiency opportunities
  • Provide ability to centrally control transportation spending and data
  • Reduce drain on internal IT resources because of web-based architecture and upgrades
  • Support enterprise, private/public exchange, and 3PL transportation models


Features of Descartes Transportation Manager™

Automated Carrier Selection

Quickly assesses a range of user-established decision criteria, such as contractual obligations, shipping lanes, shipment priority, cost and carrier past performance. Evaluates how to best convey a shipment and identifies the best choice.

Business Process Functionality

Supports and optimizes the entire business process of purchasing transportation, including automated carrier selection; management of freight rates and carrier contracts; shipment document generation; electronic communication of transportation needs to carriers; and real-time, exception-based visibility of shipment status to partners and customers.

Fast, Flexible Implementation

Lets companies self-host or have Descartes host the solution, and integrates with most legacy, warehouse and ERP applications.

Secure and Reliable

Offers a secure logistics computing environment.

Web-Native Architecture

Uses a Web-native architecture that is flexible and scalable. Can grow as business needs grow. Includes an XML interface that can speed integration with other systems, and enable connection to the Descartes GLN


Compliment Your Transportation Management Software

Descartes Yard Management™

Descartes Dock Appointment Scheduling™

Specifically designed to help operators more effectively manage the movement of trailers.

Enables shippers, carriers and consignees to schedule dock door appointments and optimize receiving operations for inbound shipments to a distribution center (DC) or warehouse.

Transportation Management Articles

Shipping and Freight Service Planning and Consolidation: 4 Approaches To Consider

For many companies the ability to optimize transportation planning and consolidation for shipments is a key part of an efficient logistics operation.

Bringing Together Private Fleet & For-Hire Transportation Yields Improved Operational Result

The details of how to plan and execute across private fleet and for-hire operations is complex and requires the combined capabilities of a fully-featured route planning and dispatch solution and a transportation management system.

PC*MILER|Worldwide 24.1 Certified for Use With Descartes Transportation Manager

"PC*MILER|Worldwide provides the industry's most accurate truck-specific distances and transit times for use in network optimization, freight payment, rating and carrier selection applications.