2017 is projected to be a year in which more shippers break out of the mold, embracing newer transportation management systems (TMSs). However, the adoption rates remain perplexing. As explained by Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez, industrywide statistics indicate adoption rates have remained fixed near 33 percent for nearly two decades.
Transportation management systems (TMSs) have become among the top discussed subjects in mainstream media and across the internet. TMSs give shippers unparalleled access to information within their organization and better rates than previously possible. Earlier this year, we looked into some of the top trends pushing the TMS train forward, and safety and automation were clear frontrunners.
Transportation management systems (TMSs) are not a new concept, but where they are hosted now, in the cloud, is still new to the shipping industry. The cloud offers unique benefits to shippers, vendors, customers and logistics providers.
An inbound vendor routing guide is comparable the beating heart of your operation. It manages inbound freight, not unlike the incoming blood supply from the lungs, and pumps it out to the remainder of your supply chain.
Working with Freight brokers is important for a business of any size to successfully deal with import and export by efficiently moving freight cargo through customs.
Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy. Unfortunately, this disconnect could be costing tens of thousands of dollars and eating away at your bottom line.
On one hand, it would be great to have brand new manufacturing equipment. On the other, brand new equipment costs money. You need to justify the expense based on factors relating to both obsolescence and business goals. Of the two, business goals have a greater weight, as you shall see.
First, a word about the obstacles to upgrading.
Editor’s Note: We, at Cerasis, love finding cool new content in our industry. So when Tim Young and Vero Solutions came out with this awesome interactive infographic, we really wanted to share it with our readers.
At Cerasis, we provide comprehensive freight claims management. Why? It’s something all shippers, at some point, will eventually face. Sometimes this involves a huge damage or loss claim, sometimes it’s much more simple.
Shippers and sellers have plenty of things to consider. They must think about what customers will want today, tomorrow and two months from now.