Keeping pace with constantly changing multichannel models can be a formidable supply chain challenge. Increased competition and the quest for growth are driving the need to react quickly to changing market demands, all while maintaining high service standards and meeting consumers’ rising expectations. TMS technology can play a key role in helping companies develop new multichannel capabilities and improve existing ones.
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.
Even containers don’t like to wait in line. Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive. Rising container volumes, fluctuations in demand, and the constant need for just in time inventory have increased the impact of dwell time over recent years.
It’s unlikely that the problem will disappear or even improve markedly any time soon, but there are ways to minimize the instances where a container outstays its welcome at a port.
New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC
When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States.
Six Ways to Navigate the Last Mile Using TMS Technology.Connect
With the peak holiday shopping season here, the last mile segment of global supply chains is in the spotlight. Even the most efficient supply chains can fail miserably if customer expectations are not met during the final delivery of a product.