Tag Archives: TMS

New Tech to Build Freight Lanes in Future

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Aaron Huff | Commercial Carrier Journal Increasingly, the trends in transportation technology are being driven by e-commerce and the “Amazon Effect.” Transportation companies are investing in new IT systems to fulfill orders with compressed lead times and higher service requirements. AFN Logistics, a Chicago-based 3PL that specializes in supply chain fulfillment for major retailers, is using technology to thrive in ...

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Brokers Turn to Technology to Maximize Truckload Capacity

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Mark Cubine | McLeod Software Brokers are tapping into data and technology to harvest more truckload capacity during the work day, creating a win-win solution for all parties within the supply chain and making brokers more competitive. “We have to document capacity, know it is there and proactively reach out to carriers before they reach out to our competition,” said ...

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The Rules of The Road: Avoiding Ambiguity in Documenting Your Load

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James W. Kelly, II | Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP Eric Arling | Integrity Express Logistics, LLC Everybody knows the drill. You finally get a shot at a load by a prospect you have been calling for months. You agree on a rate, find a qualified carrier, and you are off! If only it were that simple. When time ...

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When Buying a TMS, Know the Limits of an RFP Process

J.P. Wiggins | 3Gtms To help you deliver freight at the lowest cost that meets customer requirements, a transportation management system (TMS) has to learn and understand the complexities of your particular business. This level of intimacy, however, is often not appreciated by first-time TMS purchasers. Many companies make their TMS vendor selection as if they were buying accounting, HR ...

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For Brokers and 3PLs: Freight Visibility Technology Is a Competitive Advantage

Jay Delaney | TMW SYSTEMS Just how much freight do third-party logistics companies (3PLs) and brokers move for tens of thousands of shippers every day? To answer that question, consider this: The $185.7 billion third-party logistics industry is 1.7 times the size of the beer market and four times larger than the candy market. In fact, one of every three ...

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Joined at the Hip with Your Software-As-A-Service Provider

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Murray Pratt | TAILWIND TRANSPORTATION SOFTWARE You recall those three-legged races? Perhaps it was at a picnic, a company ‘team building,’ or a track day in primary school. You and your race partner had one ankle tied to the adjacent ankle of the other. You first had to decide who was on the left and who was on the right. ...

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How Location-Based Services Foster Stability and Growth

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Mario Proietti | LocationSmart We are transitioning to a digital economy where service and speed of delivery are emphasized and the “Amazon Effect” is continuing to build momentum. This is leading to increasing demands for tighter and more certain delivery windows by consumers and supply chain managers alike. Investments in automation and better visibility have and continue to accelerate this ...

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