Five Advanced Technologies That Are Revolutionizing Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

With gasoline prices reaching record highs , transportation managers must make smarter decisions that minimize road miles and associated costs. For logistics teams, digital control towers add maximum value when they’re integrated with the transportation management system (TMS).

The 5 Benefits of Hybrid SaaS TMS


New, innovative technology platforms have greatly sped the expansion and evolution of transportation as well as logistic solutions. Most notably are we seeing technology platforms that improve and simplify the users by means of integrating partners and using collected data. In today’s post, we talk about the 5 main benefits derived from the use of SaaS TMS and introduce what we call a Hybrid SaaS TMS. We call this SaaS TMS model Hybrid SaaS TMS.


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Logistyx Technologies Talks Parcel Shipping, Holidays, and Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Fleming , President at Logistyx Technologies. First and foremost, why have supply chain technologies weathered the Covid storm better than other industries, and what has it meant for parcel shipping? The State of Parcel Shipping.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

Step Up and Learn the Language of Demand. In companies, there is no standard model for demand processes. In the traditional organization, some demand processes are sales-driven. While we need forecasting and we need to improve the processes, we also need to teach teams how to use new forms of demand data and adopt demand processes. They don’t know the language of demand. The concepts of demand driven are now vogue. Independent Demand.

Cutting Emissions Through Better Transportation Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Oracle Fursion Cloud Transportation Management offers a solution that allows transportation planners to see estimated emissions – carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, and particulate matter – before a trip is executed. Transportation is, of course, a major source of green house emissions.

Pharmaceutical Shipping: Tips to Lower Transport Spend

Intelligent Audit

By learning about ways to minimize spending on pharmaceutical shipping, companies can better compete in the evolving market. . The State of Shipping Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. Together this creates a skyrocketing pharmaceutical supply and demand.

Transportation Metrics That Matter Most to Track and Improve Performance


Creating a data-driven supply chain tracking important transportation metrics helps shippers respond and adapt as quickly as possible to known and unknown events. Why Monitor Transportation Metrics. Which Transportation Metrics Should Shippers Track to Manage Transportation.

5 Ways to Boost Sustainable Shipping

Multichannel Merchant

The call for sustainable shipping is getting real. The transportation sector is the largest U.S. Pressure is coming from all sides for companies to adopt more sustainable shipping practices. Here actions you can take now to improve your sustainable shipping.

Status of On-Demand Trucking


transportation market is quickly ramping up technology-enhanced options to move products, goods and people in an effort to keep up with demand. Consumers are accustomed to free two-day shipping and detailed tracking information to follow their package every step of the way.

?Best Practices to Improve OTR Transportation


Managing OTR transportation through disruption is a complex process. We’re sharing seven best practices to improve OTR transportation management, enabling shippers to stay competitive in the face of disruption. Forecast Demand?with?Analytics. Across OTR Transportation Modes.

The Setting of Global Transportation Systems


Internal combustion engines, jet aircraft, and shipping containers all played a role in the development of global transportation networks during the twentieth century. When cars were widely available, oil and other raw resources such as steel and rubber saw an uptick in demand.

Demand > capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

Demand > supply. Jobs — According to the BLS’ June employment report , released Friday morning, total jobs in truck transportation on a seasonally adjusted basis rose 6,400, the biggest gain this year. Another minor positive, but one that doesn’t keep pace with demand.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership


(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). This mirrors Cerasis longstanding goal of providing shippers with more transportation choices. .

What is Freight Demand Modeling?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Any successful business will take measures to forecast supply and demand for their products and services. There are many software programs out there that can assist companies of every size in knowing what to expect. Freight Demand Modeling. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Talking Logistics

Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting. What might have shipped truckload (TL) or less-than-truckload (LTL) to a distribution center or store, then to a consumer, may now go directly from manufacturer to consumer. As a result, parcel systems have become a more prevalent need for many companies. In fact, the right parcel solution can help address other big-picture areas of the shipping process that can improve efficiency and customer service.

Containerized Shipping – Technology Advancements And Value Creation

Gravity Supply Chain

Learn about the benefits of containerization and how Gravity supply chain solutions’ container tracking feature enables real time visibility of your cargo.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Industry rates are normally settled with customers in the early summer months, but Kruciak said it’s been especially difficult this year to lock down contracts as freight forwarders demand more and more rate adjustments. But acting with such confidence requires the right tools.

2021 Has Felt Like One Big Peak Season: A Global Shipping Market Update

CH Robinson Logistics

Supply chain disruptions that consist of port and terminal congestion, shipping delays due to high cargo volumes, lack of labor due to Covid-19 and limited space have caused a myriad of challenges for shippers. Ocean Shipping. Air Shipping.

Weekly Transportation Services Market Review

Intelligent Audit

While countless new machine learning technologies can multitask, running thousands of data points at once, it can be difficult for team members to decide how to split their time best. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 Is Official. UPS Updates Peak/Demand Surcharges.

The Geography of Transportation Networks


A network of routes connecting various points is what we mean when we talk about transportation networks. Transportation Networks The structure and flow of transportation systems are frequently modeled using network analogies. Shipping via sea.

Autonomous Planning in Supply Chain: 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Platforms

Logistics Viewpoints

When my fiance heard about the price, he advised that I find a local hairdresser and set up a frequent-shopper account with them for a few months until the tool is back in stock. The planning platforms need to evolve with changing business needs. Can these systems be easily replaced?

Modern Transportation Management Software Demands Carrier Connectivity

GTG Technology Group

Anyone in the shipping and transportation industry recognizes the importance of carriers. Automated carrier networks and cloud-based carrier connectivity are vital aspects to this overall system. With increasingly complicated logistical and resource issues arising, Transportation Management Software (TMS) must remain at the forefront of technology to stay afloat. Alternatively, they can purchase a blank-slate system and build their own.

Last Mile Technology: How Technology & Transportation Management Aid in Efficient Execution of the Last Mile


Take a moment to think about the existing last mile technology in operation in your facility. The chances are good that your organization has tracking software in place, but can your software provide valuable insights or just generalizations? Use a TMS That Handles Last Mile Demands Too. Newer systems can integrate both outbound and inbound logistics operations, but an effective TMS also handles last mile demands and key considerations too.

Transportation Spend Management: 4 Ways Shipping Technology Reduces Costs

Intelligent Audit

As the supply chain continues to evolve, new shipping technology has readily emerged alongside it. Many businesses have integrated these impactful tools to meet the demand for change in the transportation market.

Transportation Execution Market Poised for Growth

Logistics Viewpoints

Transportation execution solutions allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system. SaaS solutions are driving the market, accounting for nearly 90 percent of all revenues. Transportation transportation execution

Inflation alert: Container ship owners see boom through 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

Unprecedented demand for container ships will not end anytime soon, according to executives of companies that rent vessels to ocean carriers. Managers of container-ship leasing companies (so-called tonnage providers) spoke during Capital Link’s New York Maritime Forum on Wednesday.

Peak Shipping Season Update: What’s Driving Change in the Industry?


The long and unpredictable peak shipping season continues to challenge supply chains. What’s Happening in the Peak Shipping Season Market? A few factors impacting peak shipping season this year include: A longer peak season. Download the Report: 2021 Peak Shipping Season Survey.

Weekly Transportation Services Market Review

Intelligent Audit

Transportation Command, Envoy General Lyons will work across any government, labor and industry mean necessary to strengthen the country’s supply chain. The Texas-based SaaS team will reportedly stay at their Plano headquarters while maintaining current operations and future collaborations. .

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management


Statistics on the industry-wide use of a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater, are lacking. A TMS makes up only a fraction of the full truckload technology available to shippers. In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. However, technology can change the narrative. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. Mobile Tracking Technology.

Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan


How Do You Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan? Your customers don’t care if you have a great demand forecast. The older MEIO systems use a static forecast methodology; often this is a basket of formulas that many call “best fit”.

LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software


As explained by Aarian Marshall via Wired, the once-gridlocked cities across the country are rapidly draining stores of reserve stock and putting a renewed demand on truckers. Risk Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management software

Meet Ecommerce Demand with Best Practices in Less than Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Logistics

Build in flexibility to improve shipping performance. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that your transportation strategy can break at any time. Wicked winter storms and a major pileup of cargo ships in the Suez Canal have since created other supply chain disruptions.

Understanding the Shipping Container Shortage!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping container shortage article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at Argentus. The massive global shipping squeeze. Demand for now-restricted services fell – cruises, travel, hotels, theatre tickets, fine dining. Shipping rates from China to the U.S.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain


However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. In fact, the introduction of Qualcomm’s OmniTracs ™ in 1988 and UPS’ roll-out of the DIAD ( Delivery Information Acquisition Device ) four years later are prime examples of pioneering companies investing in mobile technology as a means to drive efficiencies and create competitive advantage. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror.