The Magic Quadrant for transportation management systems (TMSs), a guide compiled by Gartner, was created for companies that want to evaluate the top TMSs available. Schneider Logistics uses three high-ranking TMSs on the guide, the company announced.
The Magic Quadrant evaluated 13 TMSs, focusing on holistic multimodal options that support for-hire transportation management operations. Each TMS was evaluated against two major criteria categories – ability to execute and completeness of vision – with additional evaluative criteria within each category. After being assigned a final score, the TMS was charted on the Magic Quadrant and identified as one of the following designations: leaders, challengers, visionaries or niche players.
Oracle and JDA, two of the TMSs that Schneider Logistics uses, were the highest-ranked options in the Leaders quadrant. Companies in the leaders quadrant provide broad, deep and differentiated functionality that addresses a broad range of user requirements.
The third TMS Schneider uses is MercuryGate, recognized in the challenger quadrant. A challenger offers reliable TMS solutions and generally supports moderately complex transportation requirements. Schneider Logistics was recently welcomed by MercuryGate as an approved logistics integrator. Under the logistics integrator program, shippers of all sizes can leverage the capabilities and broad range of services provided by Schneider’s Logistics division, including TMS design, testing and training.