Ensure your TMS implementation runs smoothly and optimizes your processes to deliver the results and value you need.

Shipment management sits as a major expense in the overall supply chain for most companies. A transportation management system (TMS) is used to plan freight movements, do freight rating and shopping across all modes, select the appropriate route and carrier, and manage freight bills and payments. Once you have selected your TMS, our implementation experts can help you integrate it with your business.

Manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics (3PL) providers are constantly challenged with meeting “perfect” delivery expectations at the lowest cost possible to their company In this environment, companies need focused, experienced help understanding, selecting and implementing transportation management technologies. Today’s transportation leaders need tight alignment between their business requirements, operational processes, transportation systems and integration capabilities to keep operations and finance teams productive.

We support client efforts to become ever more efficient and leaner by using the implementation project and process to train client Super Users on vendor data models, functionality, evolution/direction, support processes, etc. We also support clients by providing transportation technology experienced resources to support or perform client-side implementation tasks.

                                                              

Post-Implementation

We help you generate ongoing value from your transportation systems by providing post-implementation support including our Super User training, outsourced or AdHoc Super User support, configuration maintenance and improvements, and even software vendor tasks system support and management.

Transportation applications can be “under” implemented, leaving users performing manual workarounds, limiting productivity. We support our clients by helping them close configuration gaps and improve productivity. Some implementations, particularly vendor-led implementations, result in under-trained Super Users unable to evaluate/implement future functionality. We address this by embedding training in configuration support projects.

With enVista as your implementation partner, we will aid you in your TMS selection and implementation to help you:

  • Develop and define business rules and configuration requirements
  • Document technical specifications, integration points and standard operating procedures of key business processes and exceptions
  • Configure applications to enable future state processes
  • Automate repetitive or low value tasks, enabling resources to focus on higher value generating activities
  • Improve visibility and standardize reporting metrics and training resources on new or enhanced applications and process to increase realized benefits and user adoption

We do not leave you once the implementation is done.

We will ensure you have the expertise to manage the application, but we will still be there every step of the way to make sure you:

  • Maximize the return on investment by using the technology better
  • Gain efficiencies by improving the Super User application knowledge
  • Reduce network-wide costs by implementing advanced transportation strategies
  • Streamline internal processes through better user workflows and technology configurations
  • Increase visibility by reducing “out of the system” work that is being done

Meet One of Our Industry Experts

Geoff Milsom

Geoff Milsom is Senior Director of enVista’s transportation strategy and consulting services. Geoff has more than 10 years of experience delivering transportation strategy, operations and systems improvements to clients in various industries.

Our team develops an understanding of the people, roles and capabilities to tailor your processes, training and documentation to your specific situation and needs. Our enABLE methodology establishes multiple user testing cycles to ensure the quality of the deployment and adequate training. Our consultants have a deep understanding of the technologies to support the discovery and design phase with configuration and process recommendations.

Our steps to ensure you have a successful TMS implementation include:

  • Project planning
  • Conference room pilot (CRP)
  • Application configuration
  • Reporting
  • Detailed integration definition
  • Carrier EDI setup
  • End-user and user acceptance testing
  • Vendor and carrier on-boarding
  • Training for all stakeholders
  • Development of documented standard operating procedures
  • Go-live support
  • Post-implementation support

We are transportation consultants first, enabling our team to provide more than just technology recommendations, so we can be there with support well after selection and implementation concludes.

Why enVista?

enVista’s specialized TMS Consulting team has over 20 years of experience supporting clients with their toughest transportation management system projects. Our consultants have a thorough understanding of the TMS marketplace along with each vendor’s strengths and weaknesses.

With enVista as your consulting partner, you reduce the risk of a long, drawn-out, expensive and inefficient TMS project. Our job is to ensure that you are making a justified decision to invest in a transportation management system, and in selecting that TMS and implementing it. Our commitment is that we will ensure your transportation management system optimizes your processes and delivers the results and value you need.

We have been included in Gartner Research’s Market Guide for the Transportation Management System Integrator Market and have implemented or worked with clients who use Descartes VRS, TMW FMS, McLeod FMS and CAM FMS, among others.