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Harnessing Your Domestic TMS as Reshoring Trends Continue

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Of the many things 2020 taught us, one key takeaway was understanding the global supply chain’s volatility. In the blink of an eye, offshoring manufacturing halted worldwide, forcing companies to find alternative ways to meet demand and explore potential reshoring possibilities.

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Conquering Supply Chain Uncertainty With the Right TMS

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A year into the pandemic, declining caseloads and the vaccine rollout are sparking hope that we’re gaining ground against the virus. However, the future is still uncertain, and positioning your supply chain for success comes with many questions and challenges.

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Transportation Management Systems: Overcoming Implementation Challenges

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A transportation management system (TMS) is one of the most transformative supply chain management technologies that a 3PL, shipper or broker can implement: It saves an organization 8-10 percent in freight cost on average, delivering one of the strongest ROIs of any supply chain software.

How to Choose the Right 3PL TMS Software for Your Business

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Today’s shippers expect higher levels of shipping visibility, efficiency and response times from 3PLs, which is leading these LSPs to migrate to new technology. Learn more. The post How to Choose the Right 3PL TMS Software for Your Business appeared first on 3GTMS.

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Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

The Huge Success Factor that’s Overlooked in TMS Projects

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So many factors go into a successful TMS project. And by “project,” we mean what happens after the implementation and after the vendor and partners go away. While good project teams and software can get nearly any TMS project live, there’s one huge factor that often gets overlooked in TMS projects: The super user. It’s […]. The post The Huge Success Factor that’s Overlooked in TMS Projects appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View Archives Logistics Super User Supply Chain TMS Transportation

Wiggins Discusses TMS and the Amazon Effect in The Logistics Journal

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Lots of supply chains are dealing with the “Amazon effect,” which has led consumers to demand lightning-fast (and free) delivery times, last-minute order changes, and 100 percent order accuracy. While initially seen as just a retail problem, these expectations have now reached the B2B world as well. Managing the Amazon effect requires a host of […]. The post Wiggins Discusses TMS and the Amazon Effect in The Logistics Journal appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

Webinar: Newest Software Innovations (and Pay-Offs) for the Global Food Supply Chain

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If you’re like many companies struggling with the complexity of food logistics, you likely have too many manual processes and/or outdated systems to manage the environment. This disparate approach doesn’t work in an industry that’s undergoing rapid change, from omni-channel demands and regulatory changes, to dynamic carrier bases and multi-modal transportation needs. In fact, food […].

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Making Your TMS a Rallying Point for the IoT

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There’s a lot of buzz about the Internet of Things, or IoT. IoT refers to the physical network of vehicles, buildings, devices and other items that are increasingly connected. I also consider people and applications like an ERP or WMS to be part of the IoT. A transportation management system (TMS) has always been applied across many company platforms, exchanging information with your carriers, vendors and customers.

Making the Case for a Different Kind of TMS

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It’s been more than 15 years since most Tier 1 TMS systems were designed, and today’s TMS landscape is riddled with bloated and rigid TMS systems – none of which can accurately or fully manage your current needs. You wouldn’t work with 15 year-old accounting software or cell phone technology. So why trust your logistics to a TMS designed for another era? We believe today’s transportation issues require a new design of TMS to manage them.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Trying to manage the Amazon effect? Don’t ignore your TMS.

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Lots of supply chains are dealing with the “Amazon effect,” which has led consumers to demand lightning-fast (and free) delivery times, last-minute order changes, and 100 percent order accuracy. While initially seen as just a retail problem, these expectations have been extended to the B2B world as well. Lots of companies turn to their warehouse management system, inventory systems, order management system, and others to help manage the demands and expectations around orders and deliveries.

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Tips for First-Time TMS Buyers

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A TMS is one of the most critical supply chain solutions because it touches nearly every other system in your world: WMS, ERP, finance and others. In this Q&A with Inbound Logistics, I discuss the why the importance of choosing the right TMS to solve your challenges can’t be overstated, along with why TMS implementations can be so complex. From the interview: A transportation management system (TMS) has one of the strongest ROIs of any supply chain management software: an average of about 7.5

Sneak Peek of 2021 Product Features, Enhancements, and Releases

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Following our December release of 3Gtms and our January release of Pacejet, we want to provide a short overview covering what can be expected for each of our technology solutions over the next year.

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3Gtms Discusses Parcel Shipping on Talking Logistics

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Our Vice President of Corporate Development, JP Wiggins, spoke with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics about why using a TMS with parcel shipping is important and the factors you need to consider during implementation.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

3Gtms Discusses Ways to Combat Parcel Carrier Capacity Shortages on Talking Logistics

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Our Vice President of Corporate Development,?JP JP Wiggins, connected with?Adrian Adrian Gonzalez?of?Talking Talking Logistics?to to discuss the current capacity shortage for parcel shippers like UPS, USPS, and FedEx. They touched on ways shippers can avoid parcel shipping shortages and surcharges.

Announcing the 3Gtms Version 20.3 Release

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New carrier sourcing for brokerage, access to 17 new parcel integrations, a new dock door scheduler module, and much more! The team at 3G is excited to announce the availability of our 20.3

For 3PLs, Flexible Cloud-Based TMS Software is Essential to Thrive in the Post-COVID World

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The post For 3PLs, Flexible Cloud-Based TMS Software is Essential to Thrive in the Post-COVID World appeared first on 3GTMS. 3PL TMS transportation management software

Four Ways 3PL TMS Software can Attract Customers and Maximize Margins

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3PLs with an eye toward sustained growth are focused on delivering exceptional customer service and onboarding customer quickly and easily. The right 3PL transportation management software (TMS) is essential to supporting this strategy.

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Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Is Cloud Based TMS Software Right For Your Transport Logistics?

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Transportation management systems (TMS) software has been around for decades. Most companies have been using the same system for quite some time, but they may be finding that their software no longer meets their needs.

What Is Transportation Management Systems Software (TMS)?

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Transportation management systems, or TMS, has taken hold of logistics and global trade within the last decade, and for good reason. The growth of TMS has, essentially, become enterprise software, allowing companies to scale through information exchange across the world, with different operations, languages, currencies, etc. TMS has risen as an enterprise software, allowing companies. The post What Is Transportation Management Systems Software (TMS)? appeared first on 3GTMS.

Refrigerated Transport: Challenges & Solutions

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International trade has existed for centuries, but there have always been limitations. When it comes to transporting perishable goods that must be kept cool, the challenges have been formidable.

Blockchain’s Potential Role in Transportation Management

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The hype around blockchain is subsiding, and in its wake the transportation industry is taking a more serious and thoughtful look at how it could be leveraged to improve operations. Today’s economy is digital, and what you do digitally with freight is sometimes more important than what you do with it operationally. In an analysis […]. The post Blockchain’s Potential Role in Transportation Management appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

What does “TMS” Really Mean?

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What does “TMS” Really Mean? Gartner, Inc. recently released the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems* that examines many of the multimodal TMS systems on the market today (get a complimentary copy of the report here). According to the report, this is how the multimodal TMS market is defined: “Multimodal domestic transportation management systems […]. The post What does “TMS” Really Mean? appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

Our Take: Why the Global TMS Market will Keep Growing

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In the last 5-10 years, the transportation world has changed dramatically. The lines between 3PLs, carriers and brokers are blurring as customers require a broader scope of services. 3PLs are adding brokerage services and brokers are adding managed services. Shippers are empowered with more choices and customers are leveraging improved visibility across their logistics operation […]. The post Our Take: Why the Global TMS Market will Keep Growing appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

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Mitch Weseley in JOC: Uncovering TMS Differences when Everyone Claims to Offer a TMS

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Mitch Weseley in JOC: Uncovering TMS Differences when Everyone Claims to Offer a TMS The adoption rate of TMSs has been on the rise in the last several years, thanks in part to an increase in the types of systems and price ranges that make them more affordable for small and mid-sized 3PLs, shippers, brokers […]. The post Mitch Weseley in JOC: Uncovering TMS Differences when Everyone Claims to Offer a TMS appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

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The Load Management Workspace: Better Decisions with One Screen & Fewer Clicks

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Speed and accurate data are key when you’re moving customer freight and trying to get the best margins for your business. You’re faced with questions such as, What trucks are available? Can they meet the delivery deadline? And what’s a competitive but profitable quote? That’s why we created the unique Load Management Workspace. Built for […]. The post The Load Management Workspace: Better Decisions with One Screen & Fewer Clicks appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Do you need an Engineering Degree to Manage a TMS?

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We are constantly connected to our phones and tablets, in part because they are intuitive and easy to use. Oftentimes, they’re actually a pleasant experience! The realization that we can enjoy technology – and not just muscle our way through some software or app – is changing expectations in the B2B world, too. Transportation management […]. The post Do you need an Engineering Degree to Manage a TMS? appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

Using a TMS and Business Logic to Complete the API Equation

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“API” is one of those terms that get thrown around with abandon. Some vendors say things like, “I have an API for that!” as if an API is an app in Google Play or the Apple Store – you click a button and boom, it’s done. Ahh, if it were only so simple. API is an […]. The post Using a TMS and Business Logic to Complete the API Equation appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

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Mastering Ecommerce with the Power of TMS Software

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The days of neatly fitting into a particular lane of services – 3PL, brokerage, etc. – are long gone. If you’re not looking to get out of your lane with new services, you will fall behind. The power of modern transportation management system (TMS) software is an essential piece as your organization navigates the transition. The post Mastering Ecommerce with the Power of TMS Software appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View Archives

Mitch Weseley’s Take on the Most Compelling Tech Trends of 2019

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Mitch Weseley’s Take on the Most Compelling Tech Trends of 2019 Our founder and CEO, Mitch Weseley, is widely regarded as the “father as of the TMS industry.” With more than 30 years in the industry, he has a unique perspective on the position of transportation management software today and where it’s headed. Mitch recently […]. The post Mitch Weseley’s Take on the Most Compelling Tech Trends of 2019 appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

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Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.