The U.S. Transportation Command has conducted a four-month proof-of-principle study of a transportation management system in combination with government platforms, the Air Force reported Wednesday.
The PoP demonstration kicked off Aug. 7 and Transcom found that TMS works to provide visibility and management of shipments and transportation requirements through a single system to help streamline planning.
The command also discovered that TMS helps combine data, technology and processes across an enterprise and works to deliver end-to-end visibility over shipments needed to facilitate audit-readiness.
TMS is designed to help users plan and carry out cargo shipment and oversee the logistics enterprise.
Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, Transcom chief, said TMS is built to help the command support operational processes needed to carry out multimodal efforts and deliver end-to-end transportation platforms.
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Broadmeadow, Transcom deputy commander, has asked the command to set up an integrated product team to build a TMS prototype.
The team will work with transportation partners and other stakeholders to develop and carry out an implementation plan for the proposed prototype.