Establish can evaluate the feasibility of using a Transportation Management System (TMS) to support your company’s transportation activities, and, if a TMS is feasible, then recommend a system that best supports the transportation activities.

There are many TMS systems in the market place with varying costs and capabilities.  Which one is right for your company?


  • Determine whether a new transportation management system is needed or if the current system can be upgraded to perform at the desired level.

  • Select and negotiate the best vendor for the chosen transportation management system.

  • Improve the processes to realize the systemic benefits.


Every project is different; but typically, the five main deliverables are:

1. Feasibility

An evaluation of potential cost savings resulting from implementation of a TMS.

2. Software Functionality

Detail a matrix of software’s capability aligned to company’s transportation processes.

3. Improvement Opportunities

Quick win non-TMS improvement opportunities as identified during the evaluation.

4. Recommended TMS

Recommend a TMS provider.


The Establish Way

  • Establish is totally unbiased.

  • Expertise coming from the transportation operations ensures that the systems support the processes that are best for your supply chain.

  • Knowledge about the transportation management system market ensures the selection of the best systems.


For more information on our transportation consulting services and how Establish can help your company design or optimize your transport system that enables efficient and effective delivery of products to your customers, send us an email or call us.

Why establish?

Within transportation management, we are using state of the art tools and methods. Below you will find some of the more important tools.



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Establish Logistics Best Practices™

Establish has a long track-record within transportation management. The case studies below are just a few examples of achievements from Establish supply chain consultants together with clients within transportation management.


Transportation Negotiations

A detailed description of a typical transportation negotiation spend reduction project.

Carrier Negotiations

How much can you save and examples of focus areas for carrier negotiations. Step-by-step case. 

Freight Rate Benchmarking

Freight rate benchmarks as a tool to lower freight costs.

Five Reasons for High Transportation Cost

Practical example about typical areas to focus on for lower transportation costs. 

Lower Transportation Costs With Load Planning

Find out why high transportation rates are not always the root cause of inflated transportation costs.

Supply Chain Strategy - Consumer Electronics

A client case study from a consumer electronics company from where Establish performed a detailed benchmarking with competitors to changed transportation concept and a reconfiguration of the client’s distribution network.

Supply Chain Analysis - Consumer Electronics

Read about how Establish helped a manufacturer of consumer electronics reduce the transportation costs by benchmarking, negotiations and optimization of the distribution network.