Transportation Management Systems

By Bridget McCrea · November 3, 2016
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL) provider that could successfully combine transportation services and technology capabilities under one roof.
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By LM Staff · November 3, 2016
Shippers in the mid-market segment face competition from startups and large Fortune 500 firms, in addition to having to manage ongoing volatility in transportation rate and capacity markets, rising distribution costs and a more demanding marketplace.How Redwood Logistics levels the playing field for midmarket organizations through flexible integrated solutions that cut transportation spend and allow shippers to focus on their core business.
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By MMH Staff · October 25, 2016
Shaw Industries Group, the world's largest carpet manufacturer, needed a TMS to improve transportation planning.
By John D. Schulz · August 31, 2016
Once the domain of the green eyeshade set, today’s freight payment and auditing companies are enjoying new markets with sophisticated online data mining and analytics capabilities. Best practices are saving big dollars for industry and shippers.
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By Ben Camiel · November 16, 2015
Explore the value of building a TMS on carrier connectivity, explain the difference between doing this yourself versus working with a vendor that has baked this connectivity into its solution, and show the benefits that come from making this move early in the TMS selection and implementation process.
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 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.
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.
<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 · November 1, 2013
The fastest growing enterprise application market is on track to continue its double-digit growth trend over the next 12 months. Here are eight key trends that supply chain software analysts say are shaping the TMS landscape­—­and pushing more logistics managers to finally put it to work.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2013
Research reveals that multiple factors such as volatile fuel prices and the oncoming capacity crunch are finally pushing adoption numbers up in the transportation management systems (TMS) space.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2012
Adoption rates for transportation management systems (TMS) hover around 37 percent, yet the systems have proven to be game-changing, cost-saving freight facilitators. If you’re still dragging your feet, here’s some food for thought.
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This year’s findings indicate a leveling off from last year’s welcome spike, but also indicate a higher overall investment by those firms that are buying new or upgrading software. For 2012, the market appears to be progressing on a slow-and-steady growth path that isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.
By Sarah · January 1, 2012
Top supply chain software analysts break down the drivers that will keep the transportation management systems market on a steady upswing for years to come.

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