August 30, 2012
ARC Advisory Group’s annual market study on the TMS market revealed a surprising fact about how Latin American companies are embracing TMS technology. The study—the Transportation Management Systems Worldwide Outlook—covers many subjects. It includes data on the size of the market and our forecast for the growth of the market across various segments, including regions. Read More...
Tags: ARC Advisory Group Latin America TMS technology
Categories: Global TMS Technology
July 19, 2012
Predicting industry trends is a risky business, and it’s gratifying when your view of the future turns out to be on track. In their most recent analysis of the transportation management systems (TMS) market[i], ARC Advisory Group introduces managed services as a growing product category. ARC also pays particular attention to software as a service (Saas)-based TMS models. We flagged these developments as the next phase in the evolution of transportation management services some two years ago. Read More...
Tags: ARC Advisory Group global logistics management TMS tms technology
Categories: Market Trends TMS Technology Transportation Management
May 17, 2012
In the city of Pune, India, there are factories as modern and sophisticated as any you will find in Europe or the U.S., but to get to them you have to navigate a one-lane dirt road traveled by water buffalo, large masses of people, and other vehicles. Sometimes the bridge to these factories is underwater during the monsoon season.
I found contrasts like these everywhere during a recent trip to India, and they say as much about the challenges of globalization as the country itself. Read More...
Tags: control tower global logistics management global transportation management logistics supply chain management TMS technology traffic congestion
May 10, 2012
Shippers often buy freight transportation on the spot market as a last resort when they have exhausted all of their route guide options or capacity is in short supply. Does that mean that these movements can’t be tracked and managed in much the same way that more regular shipments are managed? The answer is no – particularly if you are using a comprehensive transportation management system (TMS). Read More...
Tags: global logistics management global trade management information technology metrics tms technology TMS transportation savings
Categories: Business Intelligence TMS Technology Transportation Management
April 19, 2012
Transportation management systems (TMS) have finally gone global. The technology’s vast potential as a tool for managing freight flows internationally has been known for some time, but up until now has not been realized. Companies with a world view of transportation will discover incredible opportunities for raising the efficiency of global distribution networks.
Here are five features that distinguish these globe-spanning solutions. Read More...
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Categories: Global TMS Technology Transportation Management