DIGITIZATION: The Convergence of Modern Freight Brokerage, Digital Freight Matching, and Automation in Domestic Transportation Management



Since our first report on Digital Freight Matching (DFM) in 2016 where we dubbed the term “Digital Freight Matching”, there has been increasing focus on these companies which have been seen by investors as market disruptors. This report details the convergence of DFM, modern Domestic Transportation Managers, and Digital Freight Brokers. It provides insights into what systems drive a 3PL’s classification as a DFB and what systems can be deployed to augment a TMS and digitalize a DTM/Freight Brokerage operation. Report topics include:

  • Growth of Modern Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) in Third-Party Logistics
  • Overall Market Sizes, Segmentations, and DTM Market Penetration
  • Leading Transportation Management Systems
  • Modern DTM Operating Models and Success Factors
  • The Digital DTM/Freight Brokerage Environment
  • Digital DTM/Freight Broker Key Performance Metrics
  • Digital Freight Broker Distinct Operating Characteristics
  • Digital Freight Broker Core Functionality Areas
  • The latest DTM Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Activity
  • Top 100 DTMs

The report details the digital transformation steps for becoming a Digital Freight Broker with a focus on systems to augment a Transportation Management System (TMS) to digitalize a DTM. It provides the Characteristics, Key Conclusions, and Systems Recommendations for:

  • Capacity Management – Digital Freight Planning and Execution Platform
  • Visibility System Platforms
  • Back-Office Automation Systems
  • Load Boards
  • Other Systems of Note to Support Digitalization Strategies

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This report is downloadable as an Adobe PDF file with a single user license.

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