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E-commerce Transportation Execution

execution-for-E-Comm-white-paper_thumbnailE-commerce sales are on track to hit $523 billion by 2020, up 56% from $335 billion in 2015, according to Forrester Research, Inc. Streamlining transportation execution in today’s omni-channel distribution environment is a clear cut process if you’re using a modern, multi-mode transportation system. Learn more.

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ROI is Driving Next Generation TMS Adoption

WHITE_PAPER_THUMBA transportation management system (TMS) helps companies efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively move freight from origin to destination. Failure to get goods to and from a destination on time can lead to significant losses in revenues as well as customers. The key to achieving success is to have a robust TMS in place, one which has a powerful optimization engine and reporting capabilities. Additionally, the TMS must be easy to use, highly adaptable, fast to implement, and deliver a measurable ROI. This article will explore each of these more in depth and describe how a next generation TMS can improve your transportation management.

Download this ARC Research Brief by Chris Cunnane and learn how ROI is driving the next generation TMS adoption.

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Pool Distribution: The Forgotten Mode?

Pool distribution has historically presented some stumbling blocks for shippers looking to leverage this strategy But if you’ve never considered pool distribution, it’s time to give it a second look. Thanks to full-featured, modern transportation management systems (TMS), companies are rethinking how they look at pool distribution and reaping the rewards of this often misunderstood shipping tactic. Shippers are giving pool distribution a second look thanks to today’s third generation TMS, which is more powerful, flexible, and sophisticated than prior generation products.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of a First-Time TMS Buyer: Lessons to be Learned Before Purchasing a TMS

3gtms_lesson_wp_cvrA transportation management system (TMS) boasts one of the strongest ROIs of any supply chain management software: an average of about 7.5 percent in freight savings according to recent research by ARC Advisory Group.

But a TMS is also notoriously thorny to implement, thanks in large part to the gap that exists between most TMS systems on the market and the needs of the current transportation industry. Most of today’s systems were originally designed years ago. This white paper will help you avoid some key risks that often lead to failure when selection a new TMS and also offer some helpful tips on how to find the select the best TMS for your business.

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Implementation in Months, Not Years: Rethinking TMS

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Technology is supposed to be a logistics manager’s friend—the must-have tool that supports clients with their toughest transportation management system projects. Except, instead of empowering newer supply chain management software technology, legacy systems become stagnant. And frustrating.

This article will help you avoid the severe risk of a long, expensive and inefficient TMS project, plus touch on how to sort through the technology clutter and justify the costs to implement core solutions impacting your business. You’ll learn key approaches to:

  • System redesign
  • Building integration
  • Modern vs. legacy technology
  • Self-service and self-configurability
  • Reducing the timing and costs of implementation

Accomplish a lower overall cost of ownership

We leverage our experience to produce a supply chain management software product that will help you to achieve Cost Reductions and Operational Efficiencies through our:

  • Reduce cost with real-world constraint-based algorithm
  • Improve margins with best contract rating tool available
  • Streamline processes such as load building
  • Produce results faster with managed implementation
  • Faster on-boarding of customers
  • Faster on-boarding of carriers
  • Easier to use system