Transplace Platform Services (TPS) is a quick, cost-effective solution for shippers tied to enterprise legacy systems that need access to emerging technology like real-time visibility, service risk prediction, service performance benchmarking, network collaboration and optimization and more. Shippers maintain their Transportation Management Systems (TMS) or enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) for execution while simultaneously utilizing TPS to supplement their technology investment.
TPS offers three toolkits – Data Insights, Command Center and Marketplace:
- With Data Insights, shippers get sophisticated benchmarking and reporting tools that allows them to analyze spend and service metrics. Shippers that are lacking market benchmarks and market intelligence beyond their own networks are a good fit for Data Insights.
- Command Center combines real-time tracking and visibility with service prediction and event monitoring, giving shippers a tactical responsiveness to the day-to-day operations of their supply chains. Shippers that are lacking visibility across business silos, IT resources and the ability to build new technology or leverage applications are a good fit for Command Center.
- Marketplace is a collaboration platform that services an array of offerings like continuous moves, dedicated/private fleet optimization, LTL consolidation, cross-docks and more to reduce costs, improve service and eliminate waste. Shippers that are having difficulty collaborating with other shippers and peers is a good fit for Marketplace.
TPS is enabled by a simple API into existing systems such as SAP, Oracle or Blue Yonder. Shippers provide shipping level data with a frequency anywhere from weekly to real-time as desired. With seamless integration and standardized solutions, there is minimal cost to implement TPS and the value it delivers is differentiating for shipper’s scale, leverage, actionable insights and network synergy.