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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.

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like many companies struggling with the complexity of food logistics, you likely have too many manual processes and/or outdated systems to manage the environment.

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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.

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.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

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.

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Selecting the Right TMS, Provider and Solution for your Strategic Capabilities

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Choosing a transportation management system (TMS) is no longer a matter of selecting a technology that manages and executes your logistical needs, it’s become a strategic imperative and competitive differentiator.

Connecting to Carriers when Capacity is Tight

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As we see shippers, 3PLs, brokers and carriers start changing lanes – offering a range of services that were traditionally siloed – transportation capacity is top of mind for leaders.

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!

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.”

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

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 […].

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Amazon and Uber: Threats or Motivators?

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Any discussion of whether Amazon is turning into a 3PL can officially stop, because there’s no doubt anymore that it is a 3PL. It’s added freight services, brokerage services (Amazon Brokerage), planes and trucks – and it’s locked up a significant percentage of truckload capacity.

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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.

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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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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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).

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

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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

Myths vs Facts of a Modern Day Transportation Management System

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To put it mildly, there’s been a lot of change in the TMS industry in last five years. A truly modern TMS system is nothing like the technology of 15-20 years ago, but many of the TMSs on the market today are built upon that obsolete technology and feed into the many myths about what […].

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What Does Your Ideal TMS Look Like? Get the 2019 TMS RFP Template!

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Today’s transportation challenges require a level of TMS flexibility that can’t be discovered with a traditional corporate buying process.

Know the Key Elements for Harnessing a TMS

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In a world where so much transportation data is inaccurate and unreliable, having good data on transportation moves, customer deliveries, as well as good and bad carriers helps companies overcome key challenges like tight capacity, increasing freight rates, and driver shortages.

The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities

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TMS Visibility? Inconceivable!

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Transportation management systems (TMS) have been around for a good 25-30 years, but they’ve struggled with visibility for most of that time. Sure, the TMS industry has long talked about the visibility of their systems.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Use TMS to Deliver OTIF – Without Fines!

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By J.P. Wiggins, Vice President of Logistics Visibility is a hot topic in transportation right now, and it should be. With TMSs able to deliver better visibility than ever before – including connecting internal and external systems, as well as gathering, translating and sharing data – visibility in-transit helps you address problems as they happen […]. The post Use TMS to Deliver OTIF – Without Fines! appeared first on 3GTMS. Point of View

The Role of Technology in a Logistics Partner’s Strategy and Value Proposition

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Logistic Service Providers (LSPs) need to fully embrace technology while responding to their customers’ needs to become a partner of choice.

The Role of Technology in a Logistics Partner’s Strategy and Value Proposition

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Logistic Service Providers (LSPs) need to fully embrace technology while responding to their customers’ needs to become a partner of choice.

KDL Earns Larger Customers with Flexible 3Gtms Technology

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When KDL, a 3PL that provides freight management services, needed a more flexible transportation management system, it turned to 3Gtms. The ability to customize the TMS to meet clients’ needs enabled the company to increase their freight-handling capabilities and take on larger, more complex clients.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Dynamic Logistix: What to Consider When Selecting a TMS Partner for a 3PL Business

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Transportation management systems (TMS) are used by a variety of organizations, but 3PLs have unique requirements to keep in mind when considering a TMS vendor.

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Transportation Route Planning: Are you leaving money on the table?

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Route planning has been at the core of TMS systems since the beginning. But even though the industry has gotten more complex , the basic concept of route planning hasn’t.

Video: Visibility-Driven Workflows for Transportation Execution

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Visibility is talked about a lot in the transportation world, almost to the point where it’s lost meaning. Sure, we all want more visibility, but what can we gain from it exactly? How does the value of it actually convert into business benefits?

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Challenges, Solutions to Cross-Border eCommerce

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If you have any role in the transportation or logistics industries, you’re likely aware of how eCommerce is challenging the traditional approaches to fulfillment and delivery.

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.