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Archives for May 2013

10 Strategic Targets TMS Users Should Have in Their Sights

Leveraging internal and third party expertise and transportation management system technology
In an outsourced solution that combines a transportation management system (TMS) with the expertise of a third-party team, the provider takes on much of the tactical burden associated with running the freight network. This frees up the client company to concentrate on strategic initiatives.

Shippers must decide what to do with their newfound freedom. Which strategic challenges should be tackled? Read More…

7 Building Blocks to Prepare for Implementing a Global TMS

Preparing for global transportation management system technology

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally posted as a guest commentary piece on Logistics Viewpoints on April 25, 2013.

Your supply chain is global, yet you lack global visibility, process, and expertise to effectively manage it. This challenge is not uncommon among shippers around the world. With projected increases in global trade volumes, the pull of developing economy growth engines, and rising middle class consumer spending, the need for global TMS technology and expertise is growing. Read More…

A Road Map to Truck Transportation in China and India – Part 2

Finances in China and India

In our last post, we compared the regulations and industry structures that characterize trucking in China and India. This week, let’s focus on finance.

Tax regulation can be perplexing in any country, but the regulatory maze in both China and India is especially complex.  A brief summary of the taxes that pertain to trucking is presented in Table 1. Read More…

A Road Map to The Transportation Business in India & China: Part 1

China and India

China and India have almost become synonymous with global growth, yet doing business in these countries is still challenging for many companies.

In this two-part series, we shed some light on truck transportation in China and India. Both nations are giants of international trade, and it’s advisable to know how their trucking industries work if you are going to be active in these markets. Read More…