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Digital Supply Chain: Are You Transformation Ready?

If you Google “digital transformation,” you get over 60 million hits—and a few million of those are related to supply chain management. It’s a journey many people and companies are talking about today, but what exactly does “digital supply chain transformation” mean? And more importantly, what’s required to get started on this journey and successfully […]

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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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TMS in the Cloud: Some Lingering Misconceptions

I’ve been researching the Transportation Management Systems (TMS) market for over 18 years and obviously a lot has changed over that time period. What’s interesting is that even though there’s a lot of buzz and attention on cloud solutions today, TMS was actually one of the first enterprise software segments that went to the cloud […]

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Takeaways from Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2017 Conference

The recent WannaCry cyber attack exploited a problem that exists at most companies today: the use of outdated software systems. In WannaCry’s case, hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Windows XP — an operating system still in wide use today, even though it was originally released in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting it in 2014. A similar […]

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The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

The typical distribution process in the chemical industry looks mostly like this: The chemical producer distributes goods from various locations to a large number of customers, using different forwarders depending on the company’s diverse transportation requirements. Shipments consist of general cargo, partial or full loads or – in the case of samples – small parcel […]

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IT in the Age of Supply Chain Complexity

“There is a certain limit to what you can optimize just within the four walls of your company,” said Artur Zgoda, Director of Supply Chain IT Solutions at AXIT- A Siemens Company, in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “The next big opportunity for benefits is to go beyond your four walls and integrate and […]

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