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Freight forward activity optimization through a TMS strategy review Assane Jamú Sidi Master Thesis Supervisor at FEUP: Professor Alcibíades Guedes Supervisor at RANGEL: Engineer Miguel Cordeiro 2018-07-01 Freight forward activity optimization through a TMS strategy review ii To my grandmother Kulssum … Freight forward activity optimization through a TMS strategy review iii Abstract Freight forward activity is centred in managing information flows. Activity that is under constant innovation, and the Transport Management System (TMS) used to perform shipments have an important role on the support of this activity for commercials, operatives and the board members. Despite the constant innovation, in Portugal freight forwarders still base their activities in manual tasks and in paper usage. INFORTRANS is the current TMS used by RANGEL (developed internally by the Information Technology department - DSI) to support the shipment preparation process. This system was created in 1990 with a rea...