Archive for transportation management systems

Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World

According to the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report, released in April 2017, 80 percent of executives surveyed believe that digital supply chain will be the predominant model within five years. Sixteen percent think the era of the digital supply chain is already here. In today’s global, fast-paced world it’s no longer a question of whether […]

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TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

Optimization is a ubiquitous term in the supply chain and logistics industry. We all talk about how we need to optimize our operations. In practice, however, relatively few companies are using optimization technology, particularly in transportation. In the past, a lot of companies believed that they didn’t need optimization, but is that still true today? […]

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Tapping Into Private Fleet Backhaul Capacity

In today’s challenging transportation environment, the more avenues shippers have to find and secure capacity, the better. While there is currently considerable investment and effort to add capacity to the market, there’s also a lot of wasted capacity such as empty private fleet backhauls. How can shippers tap into this source more efficiently? What are […]

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The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities

From truer visibility to more flexible routing capabilities, modern transportation management systems (TMS) continue evolving to keep up with industry realities. A TMS for Freight brokerage is no exception. In a world that is so fast paced and competitive, there are many inefficient tasks that take up too much time and brain power in a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Are you’re still looking for a personal challenge this year? Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! There are five rides you can […]

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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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