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Remove Your Performance Blinders with TMS-Powered Metrics

Remove Your Performance Blinders with TMS-Powered Metrics

TMS Powered Metrics

Key metrics can be much more than one-dimensional indictors of how a network is performing. In combination with the analytical power of modern transportation management system (TMS) technology, a key metric can be the first line in a multi-layered story about the issues that are hurting the efficiency of your freight network.

If you’re not using these indicators to their full potential, your view of network performance is almost certainly restricted. Read More…

Do You Have the Right Address? Four Ways to Avoid This Embarrassing Mistake

Do You Have the Right Address? Four Ways to Avoid This Embarrassing Mistake

Address Database

How up to date is your address book? If it’s anything like mine—and I don’t think my book is unusual—there are at least a few listings that are incorrect. That’s not surprising; who can keep track of every single contact address?

Now imagine the same challenge for the many thousands of trading partner addresses that a company must store. Sure, enterprises often have automated systems to support their databases. But even the most sophisticated data management system is only as good as the timeliness of the updates it receives. Read More…

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As Soccer Rolls into the Spotlight, So do Supply Chains

As Soccer Rolls into the Spotlight, So do Supply Chains

Soccer

I started playing my first real sport, soccer (or football, for anyone outside of the U.S.), when I was five. To be competitive, you need to be aggressive, agile, and seize every chance to engage with the ball. And since I was not very aggressive and wanted to avoid contact with the ball at all costs, I left soccer behind in favor of gymnastics at age seven. Read More…

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