Archive for Transportation Management Systems

Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

Despite industry professionals talking about it for 20+ years, many companies still don’t have real supply chain visibility beyond a rudimentary level. So how can we achieve this? What business processes will it impact? How can we convert greater visibility into sustainable business value, especially in light of today’s increasing transportation costs and more demanding […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 27-31, 2018)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, which was dominated by M&A, new startups, and investments news. MercuryGate International Acquired by Growth Equity Investor Summit Partners Trump Reaches Revised Trade Deal With Mexico, Threatening to Leave Out Canada (New […]

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Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility

Not having adequate visibility to your shipments, orders, or products is an ongoing challenge for many companies. You may have very good visibility in some areas of your supply chain, but have poor visibility or blind spots in other areas such as transportation. How do you go about identifying and closing those visibility gaps? How […]

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Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

No doubt about it: this trucking environment is sending plenty of truckload budgets into the red. What can shippers do to navigate this market? Take your cue from the latest findings of MIT researchers. Using data from TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson , the researchers examined the best practices that separate Leaders from Laggards […]

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The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages, shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today. In addition, rising customer expectations for faster delivery, on-time shipments and real-time status updates are magnifying the pressure to perform. Forward-thinking organizations are […]

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Control Tower Visibility: Delivering Value in Transportation

Companies today are facing significant transportation challenges — tight capacity, rising rates, and more demanding delivery expectations from customers. Navigating through these challenges requires timely and accurate visibility to what’s happening in their transportation operations, which is where Control Tower visibility comes in. How are companies using Control Tower visibility to deliver business value? What […]

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