What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

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DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

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

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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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This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

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Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run (Transport Topics). Kuebix Tops 5000 Companies Using its Transportation Management System. Infor and Integration Point Partner to Create Comprehensive, Network-based Global Trade Management Solution.

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

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(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. .

Driverless Truck Platooning: Is There Enough ROI?

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As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking last week, “Daimler Trucks North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.” Above the Fold Transportation Management Daimler Trucks North America driverless trucks truck platooning

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

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North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse. Guest Commentary Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Transportation Transportation Management Systems

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

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The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

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While you think about it (the answer is posted below), here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: project44 Acquires GateHouse Logistics, Creating World’s Most Comprehensive Global Transportation Visibility Platform.

Celadon Trucking Implements Load Analyzer and Improves Service and Profitability

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Celadon Trucking is one of the 20 largest truckload carriers in North America. They are headquartered in Indianapolis in the US and they offer a range of dry van truckload transportation services including long-haul, regional, local […].

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

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In the good old days, your transportation management system (TMS) could manage nearly all of your transportation workflows. The heart of this exception management is extended visibility into your transportation execution.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

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E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics. Like I wrote earlier this week, there is always something new to talk about in the transportation management systems (TMS) market.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

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Paragon Software Systems Ensures Drivers Follow Optimized Transport Plans with Paragon Waypoint Mapping. LOG-NET announces release of Next Generation Global Transportation Management with its version 8.0. January 2017 North American Freight Numbers.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

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XPO Logistics Plans to Invest Up to $90 Million in Road Fleet in North America. By managing all transport data in one place, DHL can access operational insights for customers allowing better forecasting and planning.

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Dig Deep: What to Know About TMS Hosting, Data Models and Integration

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If you’ve ever purchased a transportation management system (TMS) for your organization – or any enterprise software – you know that the term “software as a service” (SaaS) gets thrown around a lot.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

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Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America.

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

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Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? First, let’s define TMS – this is the software used to manage purchased transportation. Do you have a project manager in the business and in the IT group?

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

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Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Utilizing sand and production water transportation solutions. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

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Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now. Logistics service providers can help you establish baseline measurements for transportation costs, service levels, reliability and flexibility to compare with best-in-class competitors.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

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Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

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Trump to nominate Elaine Chao for transportation post (Reuters). September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Canada, and Mexico — and to third-party logistics providers that manage the movement of goods between the three countries? Fidel is dead.

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Corporate America’s New Dilemma: Raising Prices to Cover Higher Transport Costs

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Interviews with executives at 10 companies across the food, consumer goods and commodities sectors reveal that many are grappling with how to defend their profit margins as transportation costs climb at nearly double the inflation rate. All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload Services Rail & Intermodal Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Transportation Management North America

Funding Questions Abound Over Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

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Some transport groups are pushing for more federal dollars and higher fuel taxes that are generally supported by Democrats, while others are backing efforts by Republicans to push more planning and responsibility for revenue to the states. Global Trade & Economics All Logistics Transportation & Distribution North America Home Page Latest News News Transportation Management Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload Services Home Page Slider

Kewill Transport TMS Gets Cozy with Trucking Industry Titans

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One of the things that sets Kewill Transport apart in the transportation management system [TMS] space is its built-in carrier network – the largest in the United States with 16,000+ carriers and growing. That includes most of the biggest carriers in North America.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

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There are some 3PLs who perform niche tasks, like Cerasis does with transportation management for over the road modes like LTL, Truckload, and small package. If you are still managing functions like transportation management in house , it may be time to start looking towards a 3PL in order to continue to scale your company without adding unnecessary costs as you grow. . North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92

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Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

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Roadnet was acquired by Omnitracs in late 2013, and the combined entity, which also includes FleetRisk Advisors and Sylectus , is aiming to provide its joint customers (and the market in general) with a more integrated, end-to-end fleet management solution.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

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It’s clear from this week’s long list of news that the pace of change and innovation in supply chain management continues to accelerate. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management. Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

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I spend the bulk of my time these days reviewing young technology companies primarily in North America, Europe, and Latin America,” said Dan. “I “Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

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CX North America Integrates Its Freight Collaboration Platform With Active Aero Group’s Technology. January 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Department of Transportation. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks.

Logistics Trends Part 3

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In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs. Increasing control over suppliers (such as better managing quality of end product).

Logistics Trends Part 2

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Not only are intra-Asian movements much cheaper than those to either Europe or North America but also the global forwarders have far less strength in this segment than they do in Asia-Europe or Asia-US trades. Blog Logistics Service Providers Supply Chain (software) Transportation Management (TMS) VisibilityFirst Trend: Yield Dilution.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

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International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

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February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent. For related commentary, see Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode.

From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

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As part of a natural evolution of their existing offerings, many carriers and brokers are looking to managed transportation services (MTS) to provide greater value for their customers and growth for their organization.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

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Employing over 8,000 transportation and fulfillment professionals, OHL has unparalleled experience in direct-to-consumer fulfillment, serving a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing. I didn’t do it.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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Truckers applaud move to revert to pre-2013 Hours of Service regulations (Logistics Management). Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America today. The Colorado Transportation Department and infrastructure developer Aecom Inc.