TomTom has brought professional navigation technology to individual truck drivers with the launch of its PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE. With the PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE, drivers can safely navigate throughout Europe on truck-friendly routes, avoiding dimensional, weight and hazardous materials restrictions.
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).
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With e-logistics provider Transporeon working with drinks manufacturer Bacardi across Europe, a UK link was the logical next step. Over the past year Transporeon has provided its transport assignment system to specialist 4PL provider Procurus, logistics partner for Bacardi, the largest family-owned spirits provider in the world.
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How businesses can use smart software to better manage freight costs and what they need to look for when choosing such a solution - that's the topic of a new white paper from software developer AEB.
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With the release of new enhancements for Ortec Transport and Distribution (Ortec TD), Ortec is once again demonstrating its commitment to keeping pace with the latest industry trends and requirements.
FleetMatics' fleet management solution helps Irish waste management firm increase productivity and improve customer service
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In order to better manage its growing fleet of 19 vehicles waste management company KeyWaste Management turned to FleetMatics, the provider of fleet management solutions for commercial fleet vehicles.
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CargoWise, the technology solutions provider for logistics service providers (LSPs), has extended its reach into domestic logistics with the acquisition of Australian domestic transport and logistics software vendor, TransLogix.
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Microlise has partnered with SmartWitness forward facing video cameras to provide enhanced safe driving, risk and incident management information.
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Sato, the barcode printing, labelling and EPC/RFID solutions provider, has announced that its TH2 label printer enables food manufacturers to comply with the latest requirements brought by a new European law on food traceability.
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Microlise has launched an enhancement to its Telematics solution to provide a higher level of detail to help understand driver actions in the event of a driving incident or accident.
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Pan-European software provider of on demand telematic solutions, Masternaut, has announced that Martin Hiscox has been appointed Group chairman and chief executive officer.
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.