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July 2014  

The Road to Big Data Visibility Doesn't Run through Your 3PL Technology
So you're a shipper intrigued by "Big Data" tools and technology to improve transportation management initiatives. Should you implement a 3PL technology solution, or is it more effective to select a pure-play TMS provider to leverage your data?
"Fresh" Transportation Planning Needed for Frozen Foods Producers
Forget about the supply chain headaches caused by endless regulatory mandates, fuel price volatility and the perennial driver-shortage-fueled capacity crunch. There is a much more fundamental shift afoot that could impact the food shipping industry and their transportation planning strategies in far more significant ways.
How a TMS Solution can Harness the 4 Drivers of Sustainability
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board revealed four forces driving sustainability in transportation. Although the SASB didn't discuss how companies could use this information, the implications were clear; particularly when viewed through the prism of transportation automation and optimization solutions.
As West Coast Port Contract Ends, TMS Investments Look Prescient
It's my job as Director of Marketing for UltraShipTMS to convince shippers of the very real need for transportation automation and optimization software. But this next story does the selling for me tacitly, as I simply report on the imminent closure of the Port of Oakland due to labor disputes.
UltraShipTMS named Great Supply Chain Partner Again in 2014
Ultra Nominated for SupplyChainBrain Recognition for Fourth Consecutive Year July 1, 2014 - Fair Lawn, NJ - SupplyChainBrain has announced its twelfth annual list of Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners, and UltraShipTMS has once again made the list.
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