Archive for transportation management system

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

In the good old days, your transportation management system (TMS) could manage nearly all of your transportation workflows. For the exceptions that did pop up, you could dutifully handle them manually, which took some effort but wasn’t a colossal burden on your time. Fast forward to today, and workflows have become much more complicated. With […]

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Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution [Video]

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What makes B2B visibility more complex than B2C? How has transportation visibility improved over the years and what challenges still remain? When it comes to enabling visibility, what are some key features or […]

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The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Is managing your transportation operations an art form? You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. Customers have high expectations for quicker deliveries and more visibility into the delivery process, plus you have endless, changing constraints […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

It’s been a long hot week here in Boston, and even though we had the 4th of July holiday tucked in the middle, I still feel like I need another break. The forecast calls for thunderstorms this morning and afternoon, which should bring down the temperatures a bit — and hopefully raise my energy level […]

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Final Mile Delivery: The Role of TMS and Predictive Analytics

Even though shipments may be transported over hundreds of miles, or just a few miles, the main focus today is on the final mile — that is, making sure the delivery experience for the end-customer (which in many cases is a home delivery) is a positive one. What factors are driving this growing attention to […]

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Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Frequently overlooked and often pushed to the bottom of a shipper’s supply chain agenda, good inbound freight management can help companies improve shipment visibility, save money, and enhance customer service—all […]

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