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Advancing into the Future of Logistics

SelfDrivingAs consumers, we’ve all seen the semiautonomous features that have been steadily added to the cars we drive. Adaptive cruise control, automated parallel parking, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning systems are all examples of relatively recent features that aim to add efficiency and safety to our commutes, road trips, and general running around town. In the same way advancements are happening in the consumer automobile space, new technologies are helping shape the future of logistics as well. Read More…

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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The Next Generation of Global Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere® Vision

When we founded TMC nearly 20 years ago, the supply chain and logistics industry looked very different, as did our world in general. We were in the midst of the dot-com boom, and use of the internet and computers was relatively new. ERPs were just launching, and a typical shipment update occurred when a carrier stopped for gas and called his or her dispatcher. Read More…

4 Tips to Ensure the Upcoming Eclipse Doesn’t Leave Your Supply Chain in the Dark

solar_eclipseFrom hurricanes to cyber-attacks, supply chain managers have to anticipate and manage the impacts of unplanned disruptions. While most disruptions occur without warning, sometimes shippers and logistics providers do have an opportunity to see one coming and plan accordingly.

Such is the case for the solar eclipse that will occur across the United States next week. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this rare occurrence has the potential to impact millions of truck drivers, especially those moving freight across or within the 14 states that are in the path of totality. 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…