Author Archive for JP Wiggins

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. But lately, we’ve started seeing more optimism and ideas for blockchain’s use, especially as it emerges as a possible solution to shipment visibility and carrier communications. The industry has traditionally struggled with visibility, […]

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Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

In the good old days, your transportation management system (TMS) could manage nearly all of your transportation workflows. For the exceptions that did pop up, you could dutifully handle them manually, which took some effort but wasn’t a colossal burden on your time. Fast forward to today, and workflows have become much more complicated. With […]

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Dig Deep: What to Know About TMS Hosting, Data Models and Integration

If you’ve ever purchased a transportation management system (TMS) for your organization – or any enterprise software – you know that the term “software as a service” (SaaS) gets thrown around a lot. The problem is, it means different things to different people, and some vendors twist the meaning of the term to make it […]

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From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

As part of a natural evolution of their existing offerings, many carriers and brokers are looking to managed transportation services (MTS) to provide greater value for their customers and growth for their organization. MTS is a different business model than an asset or transactional-based business, but it’s often a natural addition to a carrier or […]

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The Value of a Good Super User for Your TMS

At company holiday parties, you can’t avoid talking business, so I took the opportunity this year to socialize a transportation management system (TMS) question among our implementation team – many of whom have 20, 30, or even more than 40 TMS implementations under their belt across all the major vendors in existence. The question was […]

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