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G00277030Magic Quadrant for TransportationManagement SystemsPublished: 30 March 2016Analyst(s): Bart De MuynckSecuring capacity and improving freight efficiency are strong motivations forinvesting in a TMS, but the business case remains driven largely by reducingfreight costs. Heads of logistics, transportation and supply chainmanagement IT should use this research to understand the TMSmarketplace.Market Definition/DescriptionMultimodal transportation management systems (TMSs) are a subset of the global TMS market andgenerically refer to the category of software that deals with the planning and execution of thephysical movement of goods across the supply chain (see "Gartner's Model for Holistic MultimodalTransportation Management Suites"). The TMS Magic Quadrant focuses on holistic multimodal TMSfor use by shippers or non-asset-based, third-party logistics (3PL) organizations. The primaryemphasis is on systems that support for-hire transportation management operations, whereby usersuti...