Archive for transportation management systems

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make? Has software-as-a-service (SaaS) made TMS […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Which candy is mentioned the most in songs? The answer is M&Ms. But which candy came in second? That was the “mind twister” question the other morning on the radio. My son and I came up with a few guesses on the drive to school, but none of them were right. What’s your guess? While […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

We received the first snow of the season last night, followed by heavy rains. It’s a slushy mess out there. On the bright side, my daughter is coming home today for Thanksgiving break, so we’re all very excited to see her. I know I’m a few years late, but I started binge-watching Downton Abbey last […]

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Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a TMS Partner for Your 3PL Business

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are primarily used by two types of companies: shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs). But 3PLs have unique requirements compared to shippers, so there are some additional factors they need to consider when evaluating and selecting a TMS solution and partner. What are those key factors, and what should other 3PLs […]

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Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. Shoppers stock up on everything from costumes to cranberry sauce to candy canes, and suppliers need to be prepared to meet the peaks and valleys of consumer demand. Unofficial holidays like Black Friday […]

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Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? When the implementation team doesn’t know what they don’t know. A TMS can be implemented successfully, on-time and within budget, but it takes a lot of planning and subject matter expertise, not just around the software, but around the business case, transportation operations, upstream and […]

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