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Transplace's optimal carrier assignment (OCA) software compares all shipments against the entire carrier pool."Given the size of our plant locations and the volume of daily shipments, we saw the software as a real opportunity to optimize those load assignments," Boroughf says. Software has reduced the time spent on transactional tasks such as email and status updates, Boroughf says, enabling employees to spend more time with customers.He notes that housing starts—a key measure of the market for USG's products—nearly doubled between 20, rising from 580,000 to about 1.2 million."The TMS allows USG to meet the growing demands of the industry," he says. Robinson, provides "a tool that allows shippers to automate communication with carriers, rather than rely on email and phone calls," explains Megan Orth, director of Freightview.May 04, 2017 | Karen Kroll Tags: Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Logistics, Technology , Supply Chain Transportation management systems streamline the information exchange between shippers and carriers, so freight moves reliably, efficiently, and at the best possible cost.When Martin Rothe joined Progressive Converting (Pro-Con) three years ago as vice president of supply chain, the company managed 15,000-plus annual shipments using spreadsheets and email.Since then, Pro-Con employees have cut in half the time they spend tracking and monitoring shipments.

As the software evolves, it allows Boroughf to manage a larger customer base with the same number of staff.

That's key, given that annual shipments now top 22,000.

Like Pro-Con, a growing number of mid-sized and even small companies can leverage transportation management systems that previously were out of reach for all but the largest enterprises.

The company's cost per shipment remains below what it was in 2013, when Rothe joined the firm.

"The savings on freight expenditures has been substantial," he notes.