May 2018 Digest

CFO Screaming at Trans MgrCFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

Cross-Posted at Talking Logistics
“Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line! What the hell is going on over there in transportation?!” barks the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) into the phone. Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend that are eroding the profitability of shippers in every industry.

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Man Vs Machine ImageFive Reasons Shippers Should Add TMS Instead of Headcount

Volume is up, capacity is down and there’s a ton of work to be done. So it’s not surprising that hiring is on the minds of transportation leaders. Seventy-six percent of transportation industry professionals polled in a 2018 employment survey said they planned to add headcount to their workforce associated with transportation logistics. We’d urge you to think twice about hiring. Here are five reasons why you’d be better off engaging a new TMS instead of new workers.

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New Release Graphic Upcoming Release Report – Version 5.15

The Upcoming Release Report details all the latest, innovations, new features and expanded functionality scheduled for imminent release in the next upgrade to the UltraShipTMS platform. UltraShipTMS Version 5.15 includes several exciting new features as well as hundreds of new upgrades and improvements. It is expected to be in production by June 26, 2018. Here is a breakdown of the more significant improvements it contains by module effected.

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Gas Pump Handle ImageIs Your Freight Spilling Millions Across the Interstate?

A Brinks armored truck traveling down Interstate 70 with its rear doors open sent $600,000 in twenty-dollar bills exploding across all 8 lanes of rush hour traffic leading to pandemonium. Although not as dramatic a spectacle, many shippers are wasting similar sums of cash across the nation’s freeways each year by operating with weak and inefficient controls over transportation logistics. Here’s how you may be hemorrhaging cash over the road and what you can do about it.

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