Descartes Transportation Manager for Shippers

Keep your supply chain in motion with powerful TMS solutions

Unify operations and easily manage transportation partners to deliver cost efficient, high impact results for your customers and bottom line.

End-to-end transportation management made easy

Descartes offers a comprehensive, multimodal TMS for medium and high volume shippers in North America and Europe to book, track, report, automate and optimize shipments across their network.

PO & Shipment Processing

Automate, process & manage shipments by purchase order

Carrier Contracts & Routing Guides

Manage & utilize carrier contracts for ideal rates

Rating & Mode Optimization

Automate ideal carrier selection, including private fleet

Load Planning & Optimization

Effectively utilize resources to improve productivity

Visibility & Exception Management

Access insights & statuses to focus on what's important.

Dynamic Dock

Automate & improve visibility for dock door scheduling

Yard & Asset

Assign & manage the flow of assets across facilities

Freight Audit &

Automate and optimize small package shipments

Reporting &

Robust dashboards & reporting to maximize results

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Boost collaboration & visibility for a more connected supply chain

Timely communication is critical. Simplify and accelerate the speed of information with capabilities such as:

  • Carrier Connectivity & Onboarding
  • API Connectivity & EDI Messaging
  • Automated Carrier Selection
  • Modular Integration Network
  • Digital Document Management

Reliable uptime and security across every mode.

The greatest capability is often availability, so we make sure our customers can keep their supply chains in motion with:

  • Industry leading uptime
  • Best-in-class security protocols
  • Dedicated customer support
  • Mode coverage for TL, LTL, ocean, air, intermodal, and parcel
  • Support international, multi-leg, and multimodal shipments

Our customers deliver results

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"We work with 8-10 contract LTL carriers and do a lot of pooling or cross-docks. With optimized carrier selection, consolidation, and a real-time view of rates, we can offer more reliable service and keep costs in check. It’s been a total game changer for us—and for our bottom line."


Transportation Manager, The Vollrath Co.


Rapid Time to Value

Descartes' Shipper TMS can be implemented in a fraction of the time when compared to enterprise alternatives. Flexible implementation provides the standard capabilities you need, and an incredibly broad array of modular advanced capabilities to drive supply chain agility and competitive advantage.

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Trusted by our user community

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, so we’re proud to have been named "Leader in Transportation Management Systems" by G2. These results were driven by better collaboration with carriers, higher levels of customer satisfaction, & improved transportation execution.

Interested in supply chain sustainability?

Check out the Descartes 2024 Environmental Impact Guide to learn how we can help.

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