Archive for Guest Commentary – 3Gtms

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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The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Is managing your transportation operations an art form? You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. Customers have high expectations for quicker deliveries and more visibility into the delivery process, plus you have endless, changing constraints […]

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Time to Replace Your TMS? Three Ways to Tell

Deciding whether and when to replace a piece of supply chain software is a tricky balance: You can’t wait until your operations (or customers) are significantly affected by cumbersome processes or the lack of visibility, yet you know the inefficiencies of your current software are holding you back. A transportation management system (TMS) is no […]

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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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Top 5 Considerations When Selecting a TMS

Our industry has gone through some significant changes in the last 10 years and we’re likely to go through even more thanks to factors like omni-channel, autonomous trucks and increasingly complex routing. The good news is that a transportation management system (TMS) can give you one of the strongest return on investments (ROIs) of any […]

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LSPs, Differentiate Yourself with Flexible Pricing Programs (How a TMS Can Help)

It’s important for a transportation management solution (TMS) to offer flexibility in the way that you create and manage accounts receivable (AR) to ensure accurate billing and fast payment. But even the best AR management capabilities are heavily reliant on comprehensive rating capabilities to allow you to bill your customers in a way that is […]

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