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What Is a TMS, and How Can Businesses Profit From It?

transportation_management_systemA TMS, or transportation management system, is a digital platform that streamlines shipping processes by providing visibility into all transportation activities on one online interface. A TMS automates processes a shipper currently has in place. It also provides insights into new ways that the shipper can save time and money on future shipments. Such insights include transportation planning and execution, business intelligence, freight payment, and disaster recovery.

In this post, we’ll look at the major functions of a TMS, the benefits of these systems, the challenges companies face when they lack a TMS, and the factors to consider when choosing a TMS for your business.

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5 Differences Between Europe and U.S. Transportation Procurement

truckload_procurementAs companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision of whether or not to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. However, differences between markets do require adjustments. To obtain the most effective results, best practice requires adaptations to truckload procurement strategies. In this post, I’ll shed some light on the chief differences between Europe’s truckload procurement practices and those in the United States—and why it matters. Read More…

How AI and IoT Are Transforming Supply Chain Management

supply-chain-technologyYou’ve seen how artificial intelligence is being applied to many facets of our everyday lives. The fact is, digital transformation is also well underway in supply chain management—and it is transforming the way companies do business. Read More…

Insights for Procuring a TMS in a Large Company

TMS-implementationInvesting in a transportation management system (TMS) can be more complicated for large organizations that have to reconcile the needs of multiple business units in different geographies. The business models and associated markets can vary widely as well; for example, if the company has grown through acquisitions. Read More…

TMS Technology: It’s Not Just for Logistics Anymore

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Think back. When you implemented your transportation management system (TMS), it changed your logistics function and became an integral part of your business. Today, companies are beginning to realize that TMS technology can impact business beyond logistics; it can impact sales and contract management.

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- Solution Architect, TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson