Integrated Logistics Insights

4 Problems a Transportation Management System Can Solve

Transportation Management Logistics Technologies
Getting the most out of your supply chain operations means leveraging the right resources. And with the growing advancements in transportation management systems, the value of these tools is becoming all the more clear. A more transparent view of...
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What to Consider When Shipping Intermodal Freight

Transportation Management
The concept of intermodal freight transportation may not be new, but its growing role in the supply and distribution chain is a recent development. While expedited transit times and reduced freight costs have fueled interest in this transit mode,...
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Logistics Management & Tight Trucking Capacity

Transportation Management Logistics Trends
The supply chain is no stranger to the ebb and flow of market rates. Prices increase as retailers ramp up their imports for the holiday season, while rates normalize early in the new year—what’s known as the post-holiday decline. Meanwhile,...
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Before You Choose a 3PL Provider, Ask These 10 Questions

Transportation Management
With the growing complexity of supply chains, the argument for outsourcing logistics has grown. More shippers are looking to 3PL providers as a valuable resource to reduce overall logistics costs, streamline processes and improve their customer...
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International Logistics: Managing the Challenges

Transportation Management Logistics Trends
Expansion is the name of the game in freight shipments. With the goal of building on their initial successes, businesses are always on the lookout for opportunities to expand their reach to a wider audience. While this sometimes comes in the form...
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LTL Freight Shipping: Navigating Classification

Transportation Management
Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping was once thought of as a temporary fix for instances when full truckloads were unavailable. But in recent years, this mode of shipment has evolved from an ad hoc service to an integral part of the supply...
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Changes Supply Chain Consulting Firms Help You Navigate

Transportation Management Logistics Trends
Supply chain performance is a driving factor in the financial health of a business. In fact, 79% of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve more revenue growth than what’s average for their industry, according to a 2014 Deloitte...
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Why 3PL Providers Need An Accessible IT Department

Transportation Management Logistics Technologies
Shippers recently weighed in on their relationships with 3PL providers in the 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study. Amongst many other factors, the study offered a deeper insight into how IT departments fit into this equation.
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The Value of Carrier Connectivity in Freight Management Software

Transportation Management
When in the market for a freight management software, a variety of questions about a solution’s functionality and capabilities are bound to come up. Does it allow my team to easily create and track shipments? Is shipping documentation stored for...
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How a 3PL Provider Can Expand Your Market Presence

Transportation Management
According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, around 49 million tons of goods with a value over $53 billion are shipped daily throughout the country via multiple transportation modes. Over the next three decades, the amount of...
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Why Freight Shipping Quotes Don't Tell the Whole Story

Revenue Management Transportation Management
Requesting freight shipping quotes is a daily task in the logistics management world. No matter the type of shipment—whether international or domestic, LTL or truckload—these quotes are looked to as a guide for how much each shipment will...
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Supply Chain Consulting Vs. Software: Do You Need Both?

Transportation Management Logistics Technologies
Businesses with optimal supply chains are set up to achieve success. With a 15 percent decrease in supply chain costs, fewer than 50 percent of inventory holdings and cash-to-cash cycles that are a minimum of three times faster—as a 2014 PwC...
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The Evolution of 3PL Shipping with Supply Chain Trends

Logistics Trends
The foundation of 3PL shipping has always been to deliver freight with the greatest level of quality and care. But with bustling markets, technological advancements and increasing consumer demands, the partnership between 3PL providers and...
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Reduce Freight Shipping Costs with Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence Revenue Management
Freight shipping costs can take a significant bite out of sales revenue. The average cut is 10-11 percent for companies with revenues of less than $250 million and 2-3 percent for companies with revenues exceeding $9 million.
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What Costs Are You Overlooking in Your Transportation Logistics?

Revenue Management
Freight is often thought of as a transaction. Businesses seek the carrier that offers the lowest freight quote and can help them conserve on costs for transportation logistics.
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Why Your Company Needs Flexible Logistics Solutions

Logistics Technologies
It’s no secret that inefficiencies can negatively impact business operations. But what might not be as apparent is exactly how much revenue they can cause companies to lose. As the market research firm IDC notes, companies miss out on 20 to 30...
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The Value of a 3PL Provider

Transportation Management Revenue Management
Managing day-to-day transportation services is a challenging task. While internal teams provide some degree of support, organizations often require additional resources to effectively manage their supply chain. This need has become more prevalent...
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Electronic Logging Devices: Preparing for the Future

Logistics Trends
It was just a few months ago — December 16, 2017 to be exact — that the trucking industry underwent a big transition. The electronic logging device mandate issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) went into effect,...
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A Transportation Management System that Reduces Costs

Transportation Management
Transportation management systems (TMS) are a crucial piece of the logistics puzzle. By swapping in automated processes for manual efforts, these platforms help streamline transportation operations and deliver cost savings. In fact, according to...
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