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Transportation Management

A retailer’s ability to efficiently move product along their supply chain is vital to their success — and Big Lots is no exception.

In an effort to create BIG efficiencies, we are implementing an in-house Transportation Management System (TMS). The benefits to having an in-house TMS include:

Driving cost savings by eliminating third party management fees and optimizing transportation spend.

Increasing communication between internal departments (BPARM and DC Operations) and with our vendor partners.

Gaining more control of and visibility to the movement of our product as vendors will be routing at the Article level rather than PO.

After taking the training modules below if you experience any issues or have questions please send an email to

Click here to access the Manhattan TMS site.

TMS Vendor Training Courses