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
In the B2B world, visibility is extremely complicated because it encompasses start-to-finish order visibility. It requires systematically interpreting and combining inter-enterprise data from many sources. It’s about assessing the past, monitoring/reacting in the present and adjusting for the future. But getting visibility into the logistics flow has traditionally been very expensive or produced limited results
Impact of TMS on Supply Chain Trends Thanks to the fast-paced nature of the supply chain, we’re inundated with buzzwords and trend-grabbing headlines wherever we look. This report from EFT and sponsored by 3Gtms tackles those headlines so you can better understand where supply chain practitioners are really paying attention, where investments are flowing and
Most TMS systems on the market were designed 15 years ago. The designers at the time couldn’t have foreseen the tight integration that shippers, brokers and 3PLs are required to have today, and so it’s a reality where most TMS systems fall short: Slow on-boarding of new trading partners and carriers, or cumbersome ways to
Making the Case for a Different Kind of TMS It’s been more than 15 years since most Tier 1 TMS systems were designed, and today’s TMS landscape is riddled with bloated and rigid TMS systems – none of which can accurately or fully manage your current needs. You wouldn’t work with 15 year-old accounting software
Shippers and 3PLs are at a strategic crossroads as they attempt to navigate the demands of e-commerce, especially when it comes to distribution channel management. Creating a unified and coherent omni-channel strategy – without a roadmap – is daunting to say the least, as we explain in this white paper in partnership with Logistics Management.
As a first-time TMS buyer or even a seasoned pro just beginning the search for a TMS, it’s worth a reminder of the common TMS mistakes buyers make when evaluating a vendor. Perhaps you’re not aware of the risk of failure in a implementation, or you ask a vendor with hundreds of customers for a
Shrinking TMS Implementation Times from Years to Months Tier 1 TMS implementations have traditionally been complex and long: some fail to ever go live, and others may not obtain their promised ROI or reach their pre-project goals. In addition, the TMS of the past would take huge amounts of time and resources to implement, making
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The landscape of the logistics service provider (LSP) market is undergoing a titanic shift. The traditional boundaries between brokers, carriers and 3PLs are blurring, particularly in the small to mid-sized LSP market. Many of these companies are experiencing a blending of the time-honored functions that once separated these distinct service providers. Many of the larger