shippers today have unfettered access to transportation management systems (TMS) and route/freight/network optimization technologies leveraging all these powerful technologies to capture unbelievable efficiency in the management of complicated supply chains.
Seeing every single roadway etched across the face of the lower 48 really drives home the mind-boggling number of variables factored into transportation planning LoadFusion optimizes
these 5 reasons is likely true when it comes to macro solutions – ERP s produced by the IBMs, Oracles or multi-tenant TMSs produced by the likes of JDA and LeanLogistics – more nimble providers of innovative technology don’t necessarily fall into the traps he mentions.
UltraShipTMS maintained a perfect, zero-downtime record during Hurricane Sandy, even as much of the locale was under water and/or without power. Does your transportation program have a plan for when disaster strikes?
using technology to foster collaboration throughout the supply chain improves the efficiency of transportation at every level – from the routing and rate efficiency provided by TMS and related software, to the systems being developed to use less and cleaner fuels.
Trucking capacity for over the road shipping in North America is already projected to be tight for 2013; perhaps tighter than ever before. So it is with great unease that the carriers and shippers alike await the imminent implementation of new federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules which are scheduled to take…
The return of baseball season has us thinking about, you guessed it, transportation, logistics and TMS software. Wait! What? Follow our addled logic to the correlation between America’s pastime and getting shipments delivered on-time.
DC Velocity magazine performed their annual Outlook survey polling shippers on their spending plans for the year. And while the editorial they produced with the data didn’t exactly set out to focus on transportation management systems (TMS), it may as well have been entitled, “Why Shippers Need a TMS”.
Remember the grandfatherly Shawshank Redemption character Brooks Hatlen – incarcerated since youth – lamenting his new life outside, on parole, in a letter to his former prison-mates saying, “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry”? Well, it’s true! Back in early 2010, Walmart instituted “must arrive by date” (MABD) compliance guidelines to improve their supply chain reliability and which penalized shippers unable to deliver within a (typically) 4-day window. So why weren’t shippers in a “big damn hurry” to adopt optimization and what made them come around?