TRANSPORTATION SPEND ANNUAL GROWTH %

How has your freight spend been tracking year-over-year as a growth %?  What are you on-pace to see this year in terms of growth in annual transportation spend?  What are your expectations for the next 3-5 years in terms of growth in costs?   For this exercise, taking a balance amongst all of this information would certainly be sufficient.

ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION SPEND/COST

Across all modes and directions (Inbound/Outbound), what is the annual freight spend/cost that you will be considering for planning/optimization, execution and/or freight audit and payment within the TMS?  You might be consider all modes/spend inbound and outbound, or you might be considering a single direction (i.e. Inbound) and maybe even transportation costs only associated with a particular inbound mode or two (i.e. Truckload/Intermodal and LTL). If you need some help gauging what to input here, click TALK WITH AN EXPERT and we will certainly assist you with this response.

TRANSPORTATION MODELING

Use the applicable spend/cost % to model how much of your current spend/cost will be impacted by the TMS for modeling activities. For example, if you plan on using the TMS for all network and transportation modeling activities to decide on optimal policies, for example; locating new facilities and identifying the best source locations, determining optimal service schedules, deciding on private fleet territory and common carrier coverage, generating static routes and so on, this % would be 100%. The idea here is…what % of your operational, tactical, and strategic policies will be optimized through the TMS. If you need some help gauging what to input here, click TALK WITH AN EXPERT and we will certainly assist you with this response.

IMPLEMENTATION TIMEFRAME

Each and every TMS implementation, deployment and roll-out has its own unique characteristics. Examples include the complexity of the logistics network itself, centralized or decentralized deployments of the TMS, the transport modes in scope, directions in scope, geographies in scope in so on.  The typical TMS initiative takes between 4-5 months to deploy, with more complex deployments potentially taking between 6-9 months. If you need some help gauging what to input here, click TALK WITH AN EXPERT and we will certainly assist you with this response.

IMPLEMENTATION COST

Enter the estimated internal and external project costs associated with the implementation, integration, deployment and roll-out of your TMS initiative. If you need some help gauging what to input here, click TALK WITH AN EXPERT and we will certainly assist you with this response.

ANNUAL SAAS SUBSCRIPTION

Enter the estimated annual TMS subscription cost you are anticipating with your specific TMS initiative.  If you need some help gauging what to input here, click TALK WITH AN EXPERT and we will certainly assist you with this response.

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION

Use the applicable spend/cost % to model how much of your current spend/cost will be impacted by the TMS for planning and optimization. For example, if you plan on using the TMS for planning and optimization across all modes of transportation for inbound and outbound, this % would be 100%.

TRANSPORTATION EXECUTION, VISIBILITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT

Use the applicable spend/cost % to model how much of your current spend/cost will be impacted by the TMS for execution, visibility and event management. For example if you plan on using the TMS for all modes of transportation, for inbound and outbound across the entire transportation lifecycle, this percentage would be 100%. The idea here is, what % of your freight will you be tendering/booking/appointing/tracking/PODs/etc. through the TMS. If you need some help gauging what to input here, click TALK WITH AN EXPERT and we will certainly assist you with this response.

TRANSPORTATION PROCUREMENT

Use the applicable spend/cost % to model how much of your current spend/cost will be impacted by the TMS for transportation procurement. For example if you plan on using the TMS for procurement bids across all your entire transportation spend, this percentage would be 100%.  If you only plan to take some portion of your network out for bid on an annualized basis (i.e. a specific mode or modes, region or regions, specific lanes, etc.), then only consider that applicable freight spend when determining the appropriate spend/cost%.  If you need some help gauging what to input here, click TALK WITH AN EXPERT and we will certainly assist you with this response.

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Best-of-breed transportation management systems (TMS) have become essential to companies of all sizes across all industries. They deliver a range of benefits including: ​

  • Optimized routing 
  • Lower overall costs 
  • Proactive capacity planning
  • Mitigation of disruption and risk

Use our TMS ROI calculator and you’ll find out in just a few moments how much you can save.

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TRANSPORTATION SETTLEMENT

Use the applicable spend/cost % to model how much of your current spend/cost will be impacted by the TMS using the freight audit and payment processes and capabilities (i.e. Auto-Pay, Match-Pay, Self-Billing). For example if you plan on using the TMS to generate and audit transportation invoices across all modes of transportation, this percentage would be 100%.  If using for only some % of your transportation spend/modes…use that %.  If using an outsourced 3rd party freight audit and payment provider, then the input would be zero (0).  If you need some help gauging what to input here, click TALK WITH AN EXPERT and we will certainly assist you with this response.

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Disclaimer Notice: The estimates are based on Manhattan’s expertise and returns from hundreds of projects.  The tool makes some assumptions based on your business’s revenue, cost assumptions, as well as industry benchmarks to simplify and speed up data entry.  The estimated savings provided by Manhattan ROI Calculator are for discussion purposes only and are not binding on either you or Manhattan. Your actual savings may be higher or lower than the estimate. More detailed and specific operational savings can be provided by our professional services team and will require a more in-depth analysis of your business.