20th August

Selecting the Right TMS, Provider and Solution for your Strategic Capabilities

Choosing a transportation management system (TMS) is no longer a matter of selecting a technology that manages and executes your logistical needs, it’s become a strategic imperative and competitive differentiator.  The right solution enables organizations to work differently, according to customer expectations, as well as provide a level of service that builds loyalty.  These are

15th August

Connecting to Carriers when Capacity is Tight

As we see shippers, 3PLs, brokers and carriers start changing lanes – offering a range of services that were traditionally siloed – transportation capacity is top of mind for leaders. This shift out of traditional segments, coupled with the increasing dominance of new players like Amazon Brokerage that have locked up a significant percentage of

6th August

Amazon and Uber: Threats or Motivators?

Any discussion of whether Amazon is turning into a 3PL can officially stop, because there’s no doubt anymore that it is a 3PL. It’s added freight services, brokerage services (Amazon Brokerage), planes and trucks - and it’s locked up a significant percentage of truckload capacity. In a similar vein, the growth of Uber Freight is

30th July

Do you need an Engineering Degree to Manage a TMS?

We are constantly connected to our phones and tablets, in part because they are intuitive and easy to use. Oftentimes, they’re actually a pleasant experience! The realization that we can enjoy technology – and not just muscle our way through some software or app – is changing expectations in the B2B world, too. Transportation management

25th July

Mitch Weseley’s Take on the Most Compelling Tech Trends of 2019

Mitch Weseley’s Take on the Most Compelling Tech Trends of 2019 Our founder and CEO, Mitch Weseley, is widely regarded as the “father as of the TMS industry.” With more than 30 years in the industry, he has a unique perspective on the position of transportation management software today and where it’s headed. Mitch

16th July

The Load Management Workspace: Better Decisions with One Screen & Fewer Clicks

Speed and accurate data are key when you’re moving customer freight and trying to get the best margins for your business. You’re faced with questions such as, What trucks are available? Can they meet the delivery deadline? And what’s a competitive but profitable quote? That’s why we created the unique Load Management Workspace. Built for

9th July

Using a TMS and Business Logic to Complete the API Equation

“API” is one of those terms that get thrown around with abandon. Some vendors say things like, “I have an API for that!” as if an API is an app in Google Play or the Apple Store – you click a button and boom, it’s done. Ahh, if it were only so simple. API is an

4th June

Our Take: Why the Global TMS Market will Keep Growing

In the last 5-10 years, the transportation world has changed dramatically. The lines between 3PLs, carriers and brokers are blurring as customers require a broader scope of services. 3PLs are adding brokerage services and brokers are adding managed services.  Shippers are empowered with more choices and customers are leveraging improved visibility across their logistics operation

16th May

Myths vs Facts of a Modern Day Transportation Management System

To put it mildly, there’s been a lot of change in the TMS industry in last five years. A truly modern TMS system is nothing like the technology of 15-20 years ago, but many of the TMSs on the market today are built upon that obsolete technology and feed into the many myths about what

14th May

What does “TMS” Really Mean?

What does “TMS” Really Mean? Gartner, Inc. recently released the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems* that examines many of the multimodal TMS systems on the market today (get a complimentary copy of the report here). According to the report, this is how the multimodal TMS market is defined: “Multimodal domestic transportation management systems