With an effective Transportation Management Systems (TMS,) manufacturers, distribution companies, and anyone who ships freight will easily realize greater efficiency and a higher ROI. TMS goes beyond just the cost of shipping freight, and delivers heightened customer service, reduced losses, greater return and increased productivity. TMS encompasses solutions for moving freight in all modes and also includes intermodal movements. The TMS processes include freight transported inbound or outbound, domestically or internationally; using transportation assets owned either by the company or an outside provider. The freight managed by a TMS ranges in size from parcels to bulk commodities.