Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Adopting and upgrading Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

Even though technology has infiltrated every link of the supply chain, TMS adoptions are still surprisingly low. Here are two companies that have taken the plunge and have strengthened their logistics operations with a TMS tailored to their specific needs.
By Bridget McCrea, Contributing Editor
September 10, 2010

As transportation management systems (TMS) have evolved, so too have the number of TMS options and formats available to shippers. For example, traditional purchase-and-install options have taken a backseat over the last few years as more shippers lean toward on-demand options that provide flexible, affordable choices and quick setup times.

Vendors have also expanded their TMS functionalities to include a range of features that not only touch the transportation component, but extend throughout the enterprise. Today’s TMS solutions help companies reduce transportation spend and optimize their operations by handling basic payment, auditing and route scheduling, carrier and bid optimization, collaboration across departments, and even fleet management.

With technology infiltrating every link of the supply chain, savvy logistics operations are slowly but surely adopting new and upgrading existing transportation management systems. CytoSport, Inc., a maker of sports nutrition beverages, and consumer electronics manufacturer LG Electronics are just two companies that are now reaping the rewards of their technology investments. Over the next couple pages, we’ll learn how these logistics teams selected, implemented, and are now reaping significant benefits from transportation management systems that have been tailored to their companies’ specific needs…......more

For more Logistics Management Transportation Management Systems (TMS) Topics click here

About the Author

image
Bridget McCrea
Contributing Editor

Bridget McCrea is a Contributing Editor for Logistics Management based in Clearwater, Fla. She has covered the transportation and supply chain space since 1996, and has covered all aspects of the industry for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March was up 1.1 percent on the heels of a revised 2.8 percent (from 3.1 percent) February decline, with the SA index at 133.5 (2000=100). This is off 0.3 percent from the all-time high for the SA of 135.8 from January 2015 and is up 5 percent annually.

Intermodal volume was up 8.1 percent annually at 280,016 containers and trailers. This outpaced the week ending April 11 at 270,463 and the week ending April 4 at 271,127. AAR said this tally marks the second highest weekly output it has ever recorded as well as the first time container and trailer traffic was higher than carloads for a one-week period.

Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.

Despite great opportunity for growth, the logistics market in Latin America is lagging behind other emerging markets thanks in part to its notoriety for corruption, violence, poor infrastructure and government bureaucracy.

Article Topics

Features · TMS · Technology · Supply Chain · Logistics · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA