The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

Cerasis

Fortunately, Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs) offer a solution to this problem to help in gaining efficiency in transportation management. By outsourcing to a transportation management provider, you can reduce your in-house expenses on shipping processes.

How BluJay Solutions can turbocharge customer experience in transport management

BluJay Solutions

Integrating innovative technologies has helped supply chain leaders optimize operations while reducing inefficiencies, but is digital transformation the only way forward for organizations aiming to deliver a successful customer experience? The post How BluJay Solutions can turbocharge customer experience in transport management appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News customer experience Global transportation Innovation Transport Management Software Visibility

How BluJay Solutions can turbocharge customer experience in transport management

BluJay Solutions

Integrating innovative technologies has helped supply chain leaders optimize operations while reducing inefficiencies, but is digital transformation the only way forward for organizations aiming to deliver a successful customer experience? The post How BluJay Solutions can turbocharge customer experience in transport management appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News customer experience Global transportation Innovation Transport Management Software Visibility

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management. From transportation management trends to creating a competitive logistical edge.

The Best is Yet to Come with Transportation Management Systems

Talking Logistics

I conducted my first research study on transportation management systems (TMS) back in March of 1999. And over time, standalone TMS applications focused on a single mode, transportation process, or geographic region have transformed into “platform solutions” that address a broader spectrum of transportation management capabilities in a smarter and more integrated manner. What is a transportation management system?

Guess Who Announced New Transportation Management Software (TMS) Functionality Yesterday

Talking Logistics

If I ask you to guess who announced new transportation management software (TMS) functionality yesterday, who would you guess? Yesterday, Ryder announced the launch of Ryder TranSync™— “a patent pending, automated technology tool used to provide Ryder Dedicated or Transportation Management Solutions customers with dynamic transportation planning.” and “What is a transportation management system?”

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management.

Why You Should Include Parcel in Your Omni-modal Transportation Management Plans

Talking Logistics

The industry waits anxiously to see what innovative disruption Amazon introduces next in the delivery logistics space. Here are three reasons why you should consider integrating parcel into your transportation plans: 1. Global e-commerce sales are set to top $1.65

Want a Better Supply Chain? Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Now more so than ever, corporations understand the tremendous impact logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. While some organizations have the human capital, industry depth and expertise, and IT infrastructure to manage their transportation on an insourced basis, a majority do not.

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation [Episode Highlights]

Talking Logistics

Building a strong transportation management foundation is a critical prerequisite for companies to execute their supply chain strategies and achieve their growth and financial objectives. Chris discussed the components of an effective transportation management strategy, how to develop and manage successful carrier relationships, and the need for well-defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and business processes. How are we going to manage?

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. This is especially relevant for third-party logistics and transportation management service providers, whose service fee is based on reducing cost and streamlining the shipper’s supply chain.

How Advancing Technology in Transportation Management Highlight the Growing Trucking Driver Shortage

Cerasis

Predictions for transportation management in 2016 highlighted growing stress and concern. These trends held true throughout the year and led to innovative solutions, including greater emphasis on new technologies and software applications. Schulz of Logistics Management.

What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?

Cerasis

Rather than looking at it with only two options, shippers need a third solution; they need to take advantage of an LTL transportation management system (TMS), focusing on how leveraging today’s systems, like the Cerasis Rater , can maintain profitability and drive expenses down. What Modules Should an LTL Transportation Management System Offer? Vendor Management for Inbound Freight Management. LTL Transportation Management“Unsustainable.”.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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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.

Transportation Management Systems as a Service (TMSaaS) Transform the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

The use of the new technologies, ranging from robotics to value-added services within transportation management systems (TMSs) saw greater implementation across supply chains via TMSaas, and widely-held beliefs about the supply chain’s limitations were tested. In fact, Uber recently acquired Otto’s self-driving truck startup, explains José Miguel Fernández Gómez of Advanced Fleet Management Consulting. Logistics TMS Transportation Management

Put on Your “There Has to Be a Better Way” Glasses: Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Everybody agrees that driving continuous improvement is important, especially in transportation management, but in many cases, companies are so consumed with their day-to-day activities that it’s difficult for them to find the time for it. That was my opening question for Bill Madden, Director of Managed Services at LeanLogistics , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. It’s “innovate or die,” right?

E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics

E2open

Cloud Logistics Brings Same-Day, Rapid-Deployment Transportation and Logistics Management to E2open’s Industry Leading Business Network. AUSTIN, TX – October 1, 2018 – E2open , the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of Cloud Logistics, a leading innovator of transportation management systems (TMS) for the global supply chain market. in the March 2018 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.

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

Cerasis

(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. .

MercuryGate 2.0: Takeaways from Velocity 2019 Conference

Talking Logistics

Technology Transportation Management Systems MercuryGate MercuryGate Velocity 2019 Shelli Austin TMS transportation innovation transportation management systemsI was there at the beginning of MercuryGate 1.0

BluJay Named as a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

BluJay Solutions

in the Challengers quadrant of the 2019 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.” 1 Gartner positioned BluJay highest for ability to execute and furthest to the right for completeness of vision in the Challengers quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. BluJay’s Transportation Management is proven by our customers who rely upon the platform every day for business-critical supply chain execution.

BluJay Named as a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

BluJay Solutions

in the Challengers quadrant of the 2019 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.” 1 Gartner positioned BluJay highest for ability to execute and furthest to the right for completeness of vision in the Challengers quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. BluJay’s Transportation Management is proven by our customers who rely upon the platform every day for business-critical supply chain execution.

What 2017 Reveals for Transportation Management Software in 2018

GTG Technology Group

Top Trends in Transportation Management Software Development. As 2018 approaches, leading companies will pioneer new trends in supply chain management. Those that do will transform into innovative companies that offer customers the best in transportation service.

The Case for Millennials in Transportation Management Jobs

Supply Chain Collaborator

We often discuss how TMS is crucial to shippers’ fiscal plans, customer service strategies, supply chain management plans and sales execution processes. The reality is hiring Millennials today to join your transportation department is the best thing a smart supply chain manager or CSCO can do.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” Customer Experience: A Bigger Focus for High-Performing and Innovator Companies.

Five Benefits of Upgrading Your Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

Delaying Upgrades Is Holding Back Your Transportation Company. Waste would be a thing of the past, inventory and financial management systems would work to perfection, and revenues would flow in. Many supply chain and transportation management problems begin at the warehouse.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. What are some of the latest technologies being used in warehouse management today? Labor Management Systems . The Future of Warehouse Management Technology.

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

At least 18 companies globally are racing to get ahead in the driverless car market, which promises to radically transform transportation. Outdoors, driverless vehicles will be used for transporting items around yards, harbors and airports.

What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like? A Look To 2018 and Beyond

Cerasis

Whether you call it a transportation management system, TMS, or transport management system, we have you covered on the State of TMS in our first post , the 4 key process enablers in the second post , and in today’s post we will cover what the future holds for transport management systems.

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

Cerasis

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. For example, smaller items may become jostled during transport and broken. Freight LTL Transportation Management shipping freight

Supply Chain Innovation: Responding to Change While Keeping An Eye On Fundamentals

Cerasis

Supply chain innovation and change are the driving forces behind today's modern supply chain, and, according to Nye Longman of Supply Chain Management , the rate of change isn't going too slow. Defining Supply Chain Innovation. Supply Chain Technology supply chain innovation

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Jason Mathers, Senior Manager, Environmental Defense Fund. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015. Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation and Logistics.

Defining the Future of Transportation Management Systems

Talking Logistics

The role and capabilities of transportation management systems (TMS) must continue to evolve and improve as transportation networks and operations become more dynamic and complex. Companies that continue to manage their transportation operations with outdated systems, or worse, with Excel spreadsheets, will find it difficult or impossible to keep pace with their customer requirements, as well as their cost and strategic objectives.