Transport Management System (TMS)

TMS eBook
6 Points for Maximizing Operational Success
Customer Success
Learn how Vollrath has enhanced less-than-truckload, truckload, parcel and fleet management
Solution Overview
Standard and advanced TMS capabilities to optimize purchased transportation operations of all sizes

The Most Comprehensive Transportation Management System in the Industry


Standard Capabilities

Our core solution enables you to synchronize critical transportation processes to enhance control, cost, and service requirements.

Contract Management
Create, edit, and manage agreements for any mode of transportation. Reduce administration overhead, improve compliance and enhance carrier relationships.
Load Planning & Optimization
Combine and rate shipments for efficiency, create loads, and assign carriers using advanced algorithms that support for pooling, multi-stop aggregation and continuous moves.
Transportation Execution
Supply Chain Visibility Software for Order Management, Shipment Visibility, Performance & Inbound Supply Chain Management
Freight Audit
Automatically identify and rectify freight invoicing and payment discrepancies to improve settlement accuracy and cycle time.

Rapid Time to Value

Transportation Management solutions from Descartes are modular and can be implemented in weeks rather than months. They provide the depth of standard capabilities you need and an incredibly broad array of advanced capabilities that help drive supply chain agility and competitive advantage.


Advanced Capabilities

Descartes provides advanced capabilities, unequaled in depth and breadth, to deliver more value to your business.

Parcel Shipping
Automate and optimize small package shipments
Dock Scheduling & Yard Management
Automate and improve visibility for dock door scheduling and trailer movements
Private / Dedicated Fleet
Benefit significantly by integrating and optimizing across fleet and for-hire transportation operations
Pool / Retail Distribution
Take advantage of significant cost reduction and service benefits with robust tools designed for the retail sector.
Real-time Visibility
Enhance performance with live shipment status information
Descartes Global Logistics Network™
The world’s largest multimodal logistics messaging network accelerates TMS time-to-value by connecting your entire logistics ecosystem

–Jenifer Westergaard, Transportation Manager, The Vollrath Co.


"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.”

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Additional Resources


Descartes MacroPoint Control Tower View
Actionable Visibility eBook
View, analyze, predict and communicate the status of shipments in real time.
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Solution Brochure
Evaluate money-saving options, and then execute those shipments with contract carriers.
Customer Success
Sanimax: Managing order management through consolidation, financial settlement and auditing

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