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Features, analysis, and case studies on transportation management systems and technologies as well as software tools for planning, operations, and logistics.


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By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2015
We define the meaning of “supply chain software convergence,” show how it’s being put to work in logistics operations, and share how vendors are stepping up to offer platforms that work seamlessly with one another in an effort to solve today’s complex challenges.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 18, 2015
Supply chain management is evolving from a series of sequential links in the chain to a supply network. That may impact how the warehouse of the future operates.
By Roberto Michel · April 1, 2015
Fleet optimization and delivery tracking solutions improve “last mile” e-commerce deliveries, but success with final delivery depends on a solid process. Beginning upstream with DC network design, implementing fulfillment rules at the order management and WMS levels, and streamlining processes in the DC all pave the way for an efficient last mile.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2015
With transportation networks becoming increasingly global and complex in nature, why aren’t more shippers investing in transportation management systems (TMS)? We attempt to answer this age-old question and reveal how TMS providers aim to turn the tide on adoption.
By Bridget McCrea · November 1, 2014
Leading SCM analysts explore the top trends in cloud-based TMS, share how they’re affecting end-to-end supply chains, and give us the inside track on a few up-and-coming trends we’re soon to see in the cloud.
By Jeff Berman · October 1, 2014
New research and analysis offers suggestions of a new modal mix and a subsequent distribution process designed to help retailers meet more pressing customer demands.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2014
The editorial staff of Logistics Management(LM) is thrilled to again have the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover. For 15 years, LM has partnered with NASSTRAC, one of the leading logistics and transportation advocacy organizations in the market, to fix the spotlight on a savvy logistics operation that has demonstrated excellence in the execution of a strategy designed to streamline its company’s operations and contribute to the bottom line.
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · September 1, 2014
TMS and YMS expand on integration and supply chain visibility capabilities, gaining a better handle on warehouse constraints in the process.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · September 1, 2014
The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. Here’s how several leading suppliers are making progress on this vision.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2014
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2014
The supply chain technology market is evolving toward platforms and equipment that optimize end-to-end processes. Four top technology analysts offer their unique insight into how the convergence of automation, data, and labor is moving us toward this utopian vision.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2014
As yard management systems progress, a growing number of shippers are turning to these solutions to optimize assets, drastically cut driver detention time, and continuously adjust priorities throughout the day according to receiving and shipping volumes.
<p>With process automation comes opportunities to share operational strengths that will build stronger networks at optimized costs. Shippers and carriers will have to understand the other’s capabilities through transparent reporting and joint planning.</p> By Peter Moore · March 1, 2014
New systems and management techniques are providing the infrastructure needed to revolutionize the LTL market. Now, shippers and carriers need to sit down and re-engineer their relationships from scratch to improve margins for both. Here’s how it’s done.
By Bridget McCrea · February 1, 2014
Top supply chain software analysts assess growth in the transportation management systems (TMS) market, highlight emerging trends in adoption, and predict the future of this highly beneficial, yet consistently underused application.
By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2014
Earlier this month, global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics introduced its new Mobility Suite, which it said is a strategic mobility and shared-network suite of solutions leveraging its TMS, CEVA Matrix.

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