Transportation Management

Orchestrate every carrier, rate, route, and load with Manhattan Active® Transportation Management, engineered to adapt and grow with your business needs.

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Continuous Optimization Makes Everything Easier

Stress-Free Logistics Planning

Multi-Modal Optimization

Supports all modes of transportation globally, providing flexibility and scalability for businesses expanding their operations or diversifying their logistics strategies.

Network Modeling

Design an optimal transportation network by analyzing transportation policies and performance, enabling cost savings and efficiency.

Capacity Sourcing

Manhattan Active® Transportation Management (TM) allows businesses to source transportation capacity efficiently, managing both contractual and spot market rates to leverage the best shipping costs.

End-to-End Global Shipment Visibility

Get actionable insights and intelligence across all supply chain solutions, enabling real-time visibility into capacity, traffic, market rates, and tracked shipments throughout the transportation lifecycle.

Command & Control

Gain access to a wealth of data, including carrier rates and service information, enabling faster and more informed decision-making on the fly.

Universal Shipment Execution

Unified Shipment Execution represents a holistic approach to managing the end-to-end process of shipping goods, from order placement to final delivery, ensuring synchronization, and optimizing efficiency and service levels.

Inbound Shipments

Effective management of inbound logistics ensures a smooth supply and adequate stock of high-demand items, optimizing the production process and minimizing disruptions.

Unified Shipment Planning

Utilizes mathematical models for improved routing and scheduling, identifies the most efficient transport modes and carriers, and optimizes cargo arrangements with enhanced load planning—leading to better space utilization and reduced damage risk.

Dispatch & Fleet Management

Provides a driver-centric view to quickly see the work assigned to a driver within a driver's scheduled shift. Shipment assignment can also be executed through multiple avenues: drag-and-drop, assigned resources action, or via in-line editing on the shipment grid view.

Dynamic Planning

Utilize automatic shipment variance detection and resolution to reduce dead space in the trailer.

Route Optimization

Increased efficiency per unit of distance traveled results in lowered energy consumption and emissions. Combine inbound, outbound, interfacility, and backhauls to reduce the number of miles traveled.

Load Optimization

Increased weight and volume utilization of transportation assets also contribute to lowered energy consumption and emissions.

Test and Improve Transportation Plans

Challenge assumptions and test new ideas while visualizing their impact on operations.

Simplify Fleet Management

Manage fleet resources to reduce transit times—and costs.

The Manhattan Active® Platform

A cloud-native, evergreen, and extensible foundation engineered to handle the most complex supply chain networks in the world.

Composable Microservices

API-first architecture with automated scalability, resiliency, and availability. Every component is part of a shared application platform.

Innovation Independence

Our low code, no code, your code development strategy means you pick what method of configuration and customization works best for you—with as much support as you want or need.

Continuous Updates

Every 90 days, all Manhattan Active solutions automatically receive new features and enhancements.

Fulfill Your Potential With Manhattan

Logistics Manager

Manhattan Active Transportation Management provides logistics managers with complete control of logistics from one central area. Drive solutions more efficiently and effectively with:

  • Fleet management
  • Modeling optimization
  • Procurement
  • Carrier management 

VP of Logistics

Manhattan Active Transportation Management enables VPs of Logistics to secure better business performance and leverage agile transportation solutions, with capabilities that include:

  • Unified modeling, capacity, and digital freight broker
  • Optimization and re-optimization of plans based on changes
  • Unified logistics command and control
  • Improved service levels and visibility

Director of IT

Manhattan Active Transportation Management is cloud-native, built entirely from microservices, and never needs upgrading. It was engineered to be extended, so you can add your innovation to ours without ever impacting those future updates. Leverage capabilities that include:

  • Cloud native architecture that never needs upgrading
  • Unified visibility, improved reporting, and access to innovation
  • Continuous optimization

Manhattan Leads the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for TMS

A Recognized Leader

Manhattan is a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Transportation Management Systems and Manhattan Active Transportation Management (TM) is the only cloud-native solution in the Leader Quadrant. Manhattan Active TM ranked among the three highest-rated solutions in Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 complexity use cases in the accompanying Critical Capabilities report.


What you’ll need to know about transportation management systems.

TMS software can plan routes, track shipments, and manage costs. It helps companies optimize their logistics—such as finding cost-effective shipping or identifying ways to reduce emissions—and can be combined with other software, such as warehouse management systems and enterprise resource planning systems, to give a more complete view of supply chain execution.

Having a TMS and WMS on the same platform can: 

  • Improve data visibility—two systems on the same platform can provide a more comprehensive view of supply chain execution.
  • Increase efficiency—by automating and streamlining inventory tracking, order fulfillment, and shipping.
  • Improve Communication—WMS and TMS share components for different parts of the supply chain, such order, customer, item and shipment.
  • Support real-time data—reducing delays, overhead, and errors caused by legacy integrations, allowing for quicker response to changes in demand or other disruptions.
  • Save money—by helping companies identify and eliminate inefficiencies, leading to savings in inventory management, transportation, and logistics.

AI and machine learning assist with tasks too time-consuming to perform manually. Some examples: 

  • Predictive analytics, where ML can analyze historical data and make predictions about future demand, shipping routes, and other transportation-related factors.
  • Automated planning, where ML can identify the most cost-effective options and reduce delivery times.
  • Real-time optimization, where ML can analyze data in real-time and adjust routes, delivery schedules, and other logistics-related factors.
  • Self-learning, where ML algorithms can process data to continually adapt and improve processes.
  • Scalability, where ML can process huge amounts of data and provide insights.

Faster And Easier Than Ever to Connect

Manhattan Active Platform technology makes it faster and easier than ever to connect to existing systems, valued partners,industry-leading and new services. To make it even easier, we’ve already integrated Manhattan Active Solutions into industry leading solutions for everything from inventory visibility and autonomous mobile robots to payments, fraud,industry-leading and search engine shopping, just to name a few. It’s your supply chain commerce ecosystem. Unified.

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