Echo Global Logistics have been supply chain management specialists since 2005, and created FlexTMS in 2010 to specifically address the needs of larger shippers seeking a cost-effective Transportation Management System. With FlexTMS, Echo Logistics modified their existing proprietary ETM™ platforms to offer a cloud-based TMS that allows these shippers to feed their shipment data into FlexTMS, which then automates manual processes while providing complete visibility and control of their transportation network.
FlexTMS is a Software-as-a-Service system that integrates easily with client and carrier base, allowing shippers to retain their existing carrier relationships. The system automates the time-consuming processes related to routing and tendering, and is loaded with features designed to make life easier, such as load boards, single portal for load tracking information, personalized rating, carrier performance reporting, and KPI dashboards. Shippers can utilize the system's core functionality or easily customize by adding any combination of Echo’s “A la Carte” menu of services. The customizable services include features for assigning a dedicated execution team, freight bill audit & pay, document collection, custom reporting, and more.
Echo’s comprehensive proprietary systems can also manage all forms of transportation, including truckload, small parcel, intermodal, and even international. Its basic functions include weight analysis, rate negotiation, procurement of transportation, freight bill audit and payment, customized web portals, and more. Managing your supply chain is made simpler than ever with carrier metrics and customized reports.
Flex TMS allows you to commit to your core business functions, leaving the more complex details of transportation management to Echo's highly qualified support team. The system is scalable, but primarily a good fit for larger companies seeking a system to keep track of all of their transportation requirements.