Archive for Past Episode – Kewill

Transforming Supply Chains into Global Trade Networks

There’s a growing discussion today about how companies need to look at the various processes that have historically been called supply chain management through a different lens — namely, a global trade network lens. What’s the difference between the traditional supply chain model and a global trade network model? Why is making this transformation important today? […]

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Myths and Realities of Global TMS Deployment

In this episode, Walt Heil, Senior Vice President at Kewill, discusses the myths and realities associated with global transportation management system (TMS) deployments. He addresses the following questions and more: Although transportation management systems have been around for more than two decades, with plenty of research and case studies showing the benefits of using a TMS, […]

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It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers, due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. Incorporating parcel into your transportation operations, however, is not a trivial task, especially from a technology perspective. What differentiates parcel from the other […]

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Global Multimodal Transportation is Not a “Do-It-Yourself” Operation: The Important Link Between Shippers, Freight Forwarders, and TMS

Demand for transportation management systems (TMS) with global, multimodal capabilities is increasing, as companies continue to expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations. Most shippers, however, rely on freight forwarders and logistics service providers to plan and execute their ocean and air shipments, and oftentimes the inland moves too. Simply put, global multimodal transportation […]

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The Network Effect in TMS: Connect, Control, and Convenience

When shippers start evaluating transportation management systems (TMS), they immediately create a list of desired software features and functions. While developing such a list is important, companies should not overlook one of the most critical elements of a TMS implementation: network connectivity Establishing electronic communication with carriers, suppliers, logistics service providers, and other external trading […]

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Getting to the Core of Supply Chain Execution Convergence

In a guest commentary last November, Evan Puzey, CMO at Kewill, wrote: “Many supply chain players are still not operating on interconnected systems, or using a common end-to-end process to connect all of their partners. It’s not unusual for a company’s transportation management system (TMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) to not be fully integrated, […]

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