7th February
  • Logistics Viewpoints

TMS Visibility? Inconceivable!

Transportation management systems (TMS) have been around for a good 25-30 years, but they’ve struggled with visibility for most of that time. Sure, the TMS industry has long talked about the visibility of their systems. But it’s only been in the last two or three years that we’ve seen measurable leaps forward in visibility capabilities.

29th January

What Does Your Ideal TMS Look Like? Get the 2019 TMS RFP Template!

Today’s transportation challenges require a level of TMS flexibility that can’t be discovered with a traditional corporate buying process. With our 2019 RFP Template for transportation management systems, we'll help you think beyond whether a TMS has a capability and toward how that capability will potentially work for your operations. In other words, our TMS RFP

24th January

The Role of Technology in a Logistics Partner’s Strategy and Value Proposition

Logistic Service Providers (LSPs) need to fully embrace technology while responding to their customers’ needs to become a partner of choice. In this informative discussion with Talking Logistics, Sonny Catlett of HNRY Logistics explains how this newest operating company of YRC Worldwide is bringing together the right people, with a large network of assets and a

7th December

Know the Key Elements for Harnessing a TMS

In a world where so much transportation data is inaccurate and unreliable, having good data on transportation moves, customer deliveries, as well as good and bad carriers helps companies overcome key challenges like tight capacity, increasing freight rates, and driver shortages. That’s where a modern TMS with the right framework and data model comes into

8th November

KDL Earns Larger Customers with Flexible 3Gtms Technology

When KDL, a 3PL that provides freight management services, needed a more flexible transportation management system, it turned to 3Gtms. The ability to customize the TMS to meet clients’ needs enabled the company to increase their freight-handling capabilities and take on larger, more complex clients. In the end, KDL reports that it's been able to

1st November
  • Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics Viewpoints: Here’s why you can Stop Dreading TMS Integrations

Managing logistics can’t happen in a vacuum; you need visibility and awareness of internal and external systems, partners and resources. The problem is that integration and visibility are a big hurdle for most transportation management systems (TMS). According to the Transportation Planning and Execution Benchmark Study by American Shipper, for example, 61 percent of respondents

25th October

Dynamic Logistix: What to Consider When Selecting a TMS Partner for a 3PL Business

Transportation management systems (TMS) are used by a variety of organizations, but 3PLs have unique requirements to keep in mind when considering a TMS vendor. In this lively discussion with Talking Logistics, Jeff Auslander of Dynamic Logistix, a 3Gtms customer, notes that it’s an exciting time for transportation professionals because TMSs are more innovative and aligned

23rd October

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS can help.

In the good old days, your transportation management system (TMS) could manage nearly all of your transportation workflows. For the exceptions that did pop up, you could dutifully handle them manually, which took some effort but wasn’t a colossal burden on your time. Fast forward to today, and workflows have become much more complicated.  With

29th August

Video: Visibility-Driven Workflows for Transportation Execution

Visibility is talked about a lot in the transportation world, almost to the point where it’s lost meaning. Sure, we all want more visibility, but what can we gain from it exactly? How does the value of it actually convert into business benefits? B2B visibility is inherently complicated because customers need to know the status

7th August
  • Logistics Viewpoints

More than a TMS: Optimizing with Visibility-Driven Workflows

When we think about visibility and tracking in our daily lives, our consumer mindset probably turns on and we think of online ordering. We’re concerned with questions like, “Where’s my stuff?” or “What time can I expect my order to be delivered?” In a B2C environment, visibility is about tracking. But in B2B, it’s so