Archive for Guest Commentary – UltraShipTMS

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

If you’ve ever paid $10 for an Uber ride to the cocktail lounge in the evening and then a “surge priced” $50 for the same distance Uber ride back to your home only a few hours later around closing time, you understand the dynamics troubling shippers in today’s capacity constrained transportation market. In an environment […]

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CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

“Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line!  What the hell is going on over there in transportation?!” barks the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) into the phone. Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend […]

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The Google TMS?

Is Google TMS a serious possibility? This we know: Google is a company on the move, making inroads into businesses far outside Internet search, and it’s well equipped to succeed. The most recent example comes in the form of Google’s attempt to assimilate another Internet goliath – Amazon. See the Wall Street Journal article about […]

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The Road to Big Data Visibility Doesn’t Run Through Your 3PL Technology

So you’re a shipper intrigued by Big Data tools and technology to improve transportation management initiatives. Should you implement a technology solution from a third-party logistics provider (3PL) or is it more effective to select a pure-play TMS provider to leverage your data? Your current 3PL has a technology that seems like a neatly bundled […]

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Five Reasons Why Food Shippers are Eating Up TMS Solutions

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) is fast becoming a go-to tool for supply chain management professionals across every industry. However, for one industry in particular – food producers/shippers – TMS is becoming indispensable. Here are five reasons why TMS for transportation automation and optimization is a must-have for food shippers. Reason #1 – TMS adds shelf […]

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Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

The consensus opinion of the most recent Institute for Supply Management (ISM) report is that it reveals weakness in U.S. economic output into 2014. Industry pundits were quick to seek reasons for the slowing of activity. “It is the brutal winter weather,” say some. “It cannot be blamed on the weather,” say others. Analysts point […]

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