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Strategies to Build Effeciencies into Your Supply Chain


October 17, 2013

As a logistics provider, information critical to your business is distributed across the supply chain and you are required to exchange data with a many suppliers and partners.

Manual processes dominate many aspects of transportation and third party logistics (3PL), which keeps costs high and slows growth.

Download this complimentary white paper to learn how an automated approach for supply chain integration can allow you to tightly integrate your transportation management system (TMS) with the portals of shippers and carriers to:

  • Eliminate costly manual data exchange efforts
  • Increase business agility and accuracy
  • Gain a competitive advantage through improved efficiencies


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