The implementation of a TMS product comprises several steps and the active participation of different stakeholders to avoid step backs and to ensure that the chosen solution answers to the specific needs and challenges of the business. Some TMS vendors, like Alpega TMS, will actively participate in the different phases of the implementation, helping the organization optimize its operational processes and configuring the TMS to best cover their needs.
Depending on the complexity of the chosen solution, the implementation may last between a few weeks to 8-9 months. It varies depending on the transportation modes of the business, the different integrations needed, and, overall, the specificities required in the supply chain.
For a successful implementation – no matter the solution or size of business – members from different teams, from business to IT, have to be involved. Securing the support of executive team members as well as end-users is considered essential.