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Archives for June 2013

5 Routes to TMS-Powered Load Tendering: Part 2

Freight management and transportation management system technology

Part 2: Modes and Regions

Today’s transportation management system (TMS) technology leverages the power of analytics and automation to improve every aspect of freight operations – including load tendering.

Last week we explained the merits of three tendering methods executed by an advanced TMS: percentage-based, recursive, and deferred acceptance approaches. These options delve into the carrier base to find the optimum group of service providers for your loads. Read More…

5 Routes to TMS-Powered Load Tendering: Part 1

How to make the best use of your carrier base

Part 1: Reaching the Best Carriers

The days when freight managers relied solely on spreadsheets to tender their loads are long gone. In the age of transportation management system (TMS) technology and deep-dive analytics, load tendering has become much more scientific.

These changes have taken place in response to market demands. Increasingly complex supply chains require more sophisticated approaches to selecting service providers. And the approaches have become embedded in the high-level TMS solutions that companies have adopted. Read More…

Still Searching for Excellence in Global TMS? These 7 Implementation Keys Will Help You

How to build a successful global transportation management system

Global transportation management systems (TMS) are gaining ground, but many shippers are finding it difficult to transition their solutions to the world stage according to a new research report from the publication Supply Chain Digest.

The Benchmarking Global Transportation Management Strategies and Practices 2013 research report is based on a detailed survey of Supply Chain Digest readers. There are more than 300 respondents in the survey including many well known companies. Some 68% of the companies/divisions employ more than 1000 people. Read More…