The Top Do’s & Don’ts of Effective Transportation Management

Posted by Peter Nilsson     Mar 25, 2019 9:48:24 AM

Transportation management was once straightforward: Order management systems grouped batches of orders into origin-destination pairs based on delivery dates, then sent order releases down to the transportation management system (TMS), which had the sole function of accepting that input and releasing the batch.

A lot has changed since then. Between global competition, high consumer demand, and the rise of multi-enterprise networks, businesses are realizing this legacy method is insufficient to handle the supply chain industry’s growing complexity.

If you need a more effective and efficient way to manage transportation in the modern supply chain, here are several do’s and don’ts to consider:

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8 Sessions To Attend at #CSCMPEDGE 2017

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Sep 20, 2017 12:39:39 PM

We are less than a week away from this year's CSCMP Edge event in Atlanta and I'm excited to attend this year's show. I will be there with Brian Hodgson and Chris Giovino from the MP Objects team (Booth #1031) to discuss supply chain orchestration with all of the supply chain leaders who will be at the event.

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How supply chain managers get in control of their LSPs again.

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Dec 19, 2014 12:30:04 PM

Omni Channel Sales has put increasing pressure on the P of Place in the traditional Marketing Mix. Specifically the pressure to optimize freight spend makes logistics more the focal point for successful businesses. This development has made it imperative for organizations across the world to reinvent their Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategy.

For shippers, logistics is no longer just a cost component - it is a differentiating factor and a competitive advantage. In many cases transportation is outsourced to multiple Logistic Service Providers (LSPs). But how can you improve outsourcing? Do you have the right information to manage this relationship?

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