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The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource

The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource

3 Tips for Successful Trans Mgmt Outsourcing

To fully leverage the benefits of outsourcing transportation management, build a good change management framework, minimize implementation challenges, and plan for the future.

Throughout my career, I have helped customers with change management and process transformation. Initially, that meant implementing large scale systems, such as SAP. As my career progressed, I focused on working with customers who chose to outsource their logistics. I have found that (1) outsourced relationships have a similar impact on a company’s culture and processes as migrating to a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and (2) those who most successfully leverage the benefits of a transportation management outsource have embraced and implemented organizational change management concepts such as these: Read More…

Ground-Level Security Tips for Operating in The Cloud

Ground-Level Security Tips for Operating in The Cloud

Security tips for the cloud

The ability to store and access masses of data in the cloud is transforming the way supply chains are managed worldwide. Understandably, the idea that sensitive logistics data is being held somewhere in a cloud-enabled database raises a number of security concerns. How can a system that relies on the internet to store data afford adequate protection against hackers and other criminal interests? Read More…

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8 Reasons to Leverage the Strategic Power of a TMS

8 Reasons to Leverage the Strategic Power of a TMS

8 reasons to leverage strategic power of tms

As a number of market leaders have shown over recent years, modern supply chains are much more than delivery channels for products.

Today, ultra-efficient, innovative supply chains are an integral part of the competitive strategies that differentiate many successful companies in the marketplace.

Transportation management system (TMS) technology can play an important role in supporting these strategies. And as the technology continues to advance, its strategic potential can only increase. Read More…

How to Use a TMS to Ride the Market Rollercoaster

How to Use a TMS to Ride the Market Rollercoaster

Use TMS ride market

Editor’s Note: Last week, Glenn Koepke contributed a blog post for Logistics Viewpoints. We’re sharing his original post here because market volatility is always a relevant topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, How to Use a TMS to Ride the Market Rollercoaster.

In the trucking business, market volatility is part of the terrain, but over recent years fluctuations in supply and demand seem to have become more erratic. How can transportation management system (TMS) technology be used to help you to deal with these market swings? Read More…

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