Archive for TMS

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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This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

My daughter and I are heading on a road trip this afternoon to visit a couple of universities. 13 hours of total driving time over two days. All to determine where I will send my future paychecks and life savings to. *Sigh* On the bright side, this will be the first time in a long […]

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More on The Future of Delivery (Takeaways from MercuryGate Velocity 2017 User Conference)

Many transportation and logistics software companies were launched in the late 1990s and early 2000s, during the height of the dotcom era, but very few of them survive today — they either went bankrupt or were acquired by others. A notable exception is MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor), which was founded 17 years ago and […]

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5 Tips for Surviving (and Possibly Thriving in) a Capacity Shortage

For those who keep a close eye on freight market trends and have lived through past capacity shortages, the signals arrived early this year that the freight market would quickly tighten, and that rates would soon spike. As early as January, you could see that spot rates were ticking upward, and many shippers were trying […]

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The Future of Freight Procurement

Jeff Potts, Vice President of Sales at BluJay Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are you seeing with regards to rates and capacity based on the activities on your network and the shippers and carriers you work with? Are shippers in a better position to weather this storm […]

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Trends and Challenges in the European Transportation Market

Mark Vos, Business Development Manager for EMEA at Manhattan Associates discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some of the key trends and challenges  in the European transportation market? Are regulations playing a bigger role there too? Home Delivery and the ‘Amazon effect’ are everyday headlines here in the […]

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