Returning on Investment

October 2008
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);10/6/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 39, pL28
The article focuses on the use of transportation management software (TMS) by shippers and third-party logistics to address high fuel prices. According to AMR Research, the global market for supply chain management software posted sales of $6 billion in 2007. Adrian Gonzalez, director of the logistics executive council at ARC Advisory Group, mentioned that the TMS market was worth around $1.1 billion.


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