Transport managers have to keep abreast of a number of current industry trends and requirements; everything from the monitoring of CO2 emissions to the requirement for less noise and traffic jams.
Transportation Management, TMS, Distribution Software
The management of transportation operations of all types, including tracking and managing every aspect of vehicle maintenance, fuel costing, routing and mapping, warehousing, communications, EDI implementations, traveller and cargo handling, carrier selection and management, accounting. A Transportation Management System (TMS) is a term mainly used to describe a software package that helps to optimise transportation activities within an organisation by maximising the efficiency of resources and reducing operational errors. A TMS system belongs to a software group that commonly fall under the category of Supply Chain Execution (SCE).
Oct 11, 2012 Comments (0)
Glanbia, the global nutritionals and dairy business group, is cutting 106,000 km a year from its delivery vehicle routes by using Paragon transport optimisation software to plan efficient deliveries.
Oct 10, 2012 Comments (0)
Kewill, provider of shipping solutions that streamline global trade and logistics, has announced the launch of Kewill Universal Carrier Module (UCM).
Oct 03, 2012 Comments (0)
ByBox has completed its annual Tour de Box fundraising challenge raising £4917.74 for Zoë's Place Baby Hospice; a charity local to ByBox dedicated to the care of terminally ill babies and young children in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Oct 03, 2012 Comments (0)
Ogilvie Fleet has further enhanced its hi-tech reputation with the launch of a mobile company car tax tool. The smart phone accessible driver benefit-in-kind tax calculator has been specially developed for Ogilvie Fleet - and access is open to everyone not simply existing customers.
Sep 25, 2012 Comments (0)
Interserve is one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally.
Sep 12, 2012 Comments (0)
Champ Cargosystems has attracted Cargolux as a customer for its Traxon cargoHUB and cargoWEB+ applications. These IT solutions enable Cargolux to further improve its e-services and contribute to the reduction of communication costs.
Sep 12, 2012 Comments (0)
Global freight bill processor, auditor and cost reduction advisor Data2Logistics has announced efforts to infuse up-to-date, marketplace-based information with cost-saving freight bill auditing actions.
Sep 05, 2012 Comments (0)
Impatex Freight Software, the UK supplier of Customs and freight forwarding software, is celebrating the signing of the 100th customer for its browser-based NetFreight forwarding and Customs processing system, introduced 4 years ago.
Aug 30, 2012 Comments (0)
H. J. Heinz Company and CEVA Logistics, the non-asset based supply chain management company, have announced a five-year Oceanfreight contract.
Transportation is the process of shipping or moving people, animals and goods from one location to another. Freight forwarding and distribution is carried out by air, sea and land on roads, railways, airways, waterways and canals.
5 elements are needed for transportation to occur: infrastructure or accommodation (including terminals or ports), a vehicle (body or technology), Energy (fuel or pulse), an Operator and Support Services which allow the transportation to occur safely.
A Transportation Management System (TMS) is a software system designed to manage transportation operations of all types, including tracking and managing every aspect of vehicle maintenance, fuel costing, routing and mapping, warehousing, communications, EDI implementations, traveller and cargo handling, carrier selection and accounting.
TMS are one of the systems managing the supply chain. They belong to a sub-group called Supply Chain Execution (SCE). TMS, whether it's part of an Enterprise Level ERP System or from an integrated "Best of Breed" Independent Software Vendor (ISV) has become a critical part of any (SCE) Supply Chain Execution and Collaboration System in which real time exchange of information with other SCE modules has become mission critical. A TMS can optimise and transform a supply chain network by planning and executing inbound and outbound transportation processes.
A Transportation Management System can reduce costs through improved load planning, routing and mode selection, and create the optimal carrier mix based on routing guides. It can connect you to a collaborative logistics network of carriers, shippers, and customers and assist with automating the entire transportation management process. It can raise service levels by providing real-time visibility into shipping processes and increase productivity by eliminating manual transportation processes. Collaboration with carriers, vendors, and customers will improve on time delivery through better co-ordination.
Transport management systems are available “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS), meaning fewer IT resources, no upgrade costs, easy connectivity, and low total cost of ownership
Transport planning allows you to plan and use a traffic & transport infrastructure intelligently. It is about preparing, assessing and implementing policies, plans and projects to improve and manage a transport system.
There are a number of software solutions available to cut transport costs, improve efficiency and raise customer service levels.
Route planning software is designed to plan the best and most efficient route between two different geographical locations.
Route scheduling software enables you to import your data, geo-code your orders and optimise. You will then be able schedule the lowest cumulative miles to carry out your workload, at the most economical cost and with the greatest vehicle utilisation. Time windows, quantity, fixed visit duration, capacity, costs, skill set, working time directive and speed are just a few of the parameters that are taken into account when producing results.
Route optimisation software is a more simple form of scheduling, designed to help fleets conduct runs in the best logistical order or redefine set routes for greater efficiency.