Transportation Management Systems Market is Likely to Rise at 11.32% CAGR By 2032

Published Date : 24 Nov 2023

The global transportation management systems market size was exhibited at USD 12.1 billion in 2022 and is projected to attain around USD 35.34 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 11.32% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.

Transportation Management Systems Market Size and Growth Rate From 2023 To 2032

Market Overview

Technology is used by transportation management systems (TMS) to assist logistics companies in organizing and carrying out the movement of goods. To manage supply chain logistics more effectively and make the process of transferring freight more economical, the software system should provide cloud-based services and mobile apps. A strong TMS lowers freight costs, boosts warehouse productivity, and facilitates appropriate route planning, all of which maximize growth and streamline the whole supply chain process. TMS software is, in general, necessary for visibility across all supply chain activities. By automating time-consuming processes, it frees up time for other pursuits.

The market growth of the transportation management system is driven by various factors including the growing e-commerce industry, globalization and supply chain complexity, increasing fuel cost, advancement in technology, the emergence of cloud-based solutions, increasing product launches and rising customer demand for visibility. Additionally, the increasing acquisition is also driving the market expansion over the anticipated timeframe.

For instance, in June 2022, the industry leader in integrating logistics-intensive businesses for commercial purposes, Descartes Systems Group, announced the acquisition of XPS Technologies, a provider of multi-carrier package shipping solutions for online retailers. With this acquisition, XPS’s cloud-based multi-carrier package shipping solutions will be immediately accessible to all small, medium, and big e-commerce shippers.

  • In a recent study titled "Unlocking the Future: Embracing Digital Transformation in Logistics," published by Reuters Events and CargoWise, 82% of logistics firms reported raising their technology spending since 2020. The third-highest investment rate in the survey was found in the field of warehouse automation technology, which accounted for 39% of those who raised their spending.
  • In addition, throughout the following year, 95% of logistics companies plan to either maintain or raise their present levels of investment in new information technology systems and technologies.

Regional Insights

North America is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. The regional market expansion is driven by various factors including, adoption by the e-commerce industry, technological advancements, presence of major IT firms, focus on sustainability and others. In the region, the United States is expected to capture a significant market share over the projected timeframe. The US remarkable expansion of e-commerce, which in turn led to a spike in online sales and an increase in retail sales, is largely responsible for the development of the US transportation management systems.

A strong transportation management system is being used by entire value chain to meet the increasing demand. These TMSs help organizations streamline their transportation operations, manage consumer belief, and streamline the operations. Thus, this is expected to drive the market growth in the area. The size and diversity of the U.S. economy create a robust demand for sophisticated logistics and supply chain management solutions. The TMS market benefits from the complex transportation needs of a diverse range of industries operating within the country.

Transportation Management Systems Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Revenue in 2023 USD 13.46 Billion
Projected Forecast Revenue by 2032 USD 35.34 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 11.32%
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Market Dynamics


Growing e-commerce industry

The growing e-commerce industry is expected to propel market growth during the forecast period. For instance, according to the data given by Oberlo, in 2022, US e-commerce sales as a whole increased by 8.5% annually to a new high of $1.04 trillion. It crossed the $1 trillion threshold even though the yearly growth rate was less than half of the year before and the slowest in at least ten years. Compared to 2013, a decade ago when US internet sales reached a total of $260.4 billion this is an incredible improvement. Therefore, the aforementioned stats are expected to influence the demand for the transportation management system market.

Digital transformation

Enhancing the capabilities of transportation management systems through the integration of cutting-edge technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence is a widely adopted and emerging trend. Sophisticated transportation management systems are becoming more popular as consumer want more security and transparency from their cloud-based services, cloud computing, anti-theft GPS, and IoT enabled solutions. The industry digital revolution is the main force behind the demand for more agility in logistics and transportation operations, which enables companies to provide better client experience. Thus, digital transformation positively impacted market growth.


Concern over data security

As the supply value chain companies, and infrastructure providers digitize their operations, the dangers of data exploitation and theft are rising. Businesses need to safeguard their private data to prevent theft and data breaches, which might damage the company's reputation overall. There is growing concern about corporate data leaking onto the internet and being read by unauthorized parties. For instance, multitenant architecture is required by the TMS industry, where a single software version runs on a server that is shared by several clients. In this scenario, customers of a business could have access to rivals’ data. Enterprise data security and a competitive business position would be threatened by these security threats related to unauthorized data access.

Implementation cost and integration challenge

The initial cost associated with implementing a TMS, including software, hardware, and training, can be significant. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may find these costs challenging, limiting their ability to adopt advanced TMS solutions. On the other hand, integrating TMS with existing enterprise systems, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), can be complex and time-consuming. Compatibility issues may arise, leading to disruptions in operations. Thus, implementation cost and integration challenges with existing infrastructure might be a major restraining factor for the market growth over the projected timeframe.


Adoption of cloud-based TMS solution

The increasing adoption of cloud-based TMS solutions provides opportunities for scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. Cloud platforms enable easier updates, real-time collaboration, and accessibility from anywhere, opening up opportunities for all sizes of businesses. For instance, in June 2023, a premier supplier of cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS) to North American manufacturers, merchants, and distributors, TOTALogistix was acquired by Aptean, a multinational developer of mission-critical corporate software solutions.

The integration of TOTALogistix expands Aptean's capacity to assist businesses in streamlining logistics processes throughout their whole supply chain. Aptean's current supply chain products are strengthened by this acquisition. Aptean's scope, assets, and technological know-how will be advantageous to TOTALogistix.

Sustainable transportation

The growing emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility creates opportunities for TMS to contribute to eco-friendly transportation practices. TMS can optimize routes to reduce carbon emissions, support the use of electric vehicles, and promote overall supply chain sustainability.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2023, the new transportation management system (TMS) from ACERTUS, the largest automotive logistics-as-a-service platform, offers vehicle shippers unmatched visibility through real-time GPS tracking, sophisticated digital inspection data, automated reporting, and personalized data visualization. With its machine learning capabilities and smooth integration with ACERTUS' digitally-enabled transport network, this technology addresses a well-known issue in the vehicle shipping process: the absence of location transparency throughout the asset's journey through the supply chain.
  • In November 2023, global supplier of mission-critical corporate software solutions Aptean announced that it has acquired 3T Logistics & Technology Group (3T), a company that offers cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS) to carriers and shippers in Europe and the United Kingdom. With the acquisition of 3T, Aptean expands the capabilities of its TMS solutions for shippers and carriers who work with manufacturers and distributors of construction, automotive, fast-moving consumer goods, industrial machinery, and food and beverage products.
  • In March 2023, leading supply chain logistics company ArcBest® unveiled VauxTM, a cutting-edge hardware and software solution that revolutionizes and modernizes freight loading, unloading, and transfer processes. With Vaux, a trailer's whole contents may be emptied in less than five minutes, and it provides total insight into freight movement on the port, in warehouses, and across the road. It arranges flawless warehousing operations and produces extremely high levels of efficiency.

Key Market Players

  • 3Gtms
  • BluJay Solutions Ltd.
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • Cerasis, Inc.
  • inet-logistics GmbH
  • Infor Inc.
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • JDA Software Group, Inc.
  • Manhattan Associates
  • MercuryGate International, Inc.
  • Oracle Corporation
  • SAP SE
  • The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
  • Trimble Transportation Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

Market Segmentation

By Deployment

  • On-premises
  • Cloud

By Mode of Transportation

  • Roadways
  • Railways
  • Waterways
  • Airways

By End-use

  • Retail & E-commerce
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Government Organizations
  • Others

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