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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Gartner identifies 5 actions to optimise logistics costs from within the organisation

Gartner identifies 5 actions to optimise logistics costs from within the organisation

Given that logistics leaders face pressure from their stakeholders to optimise logistics costs while maintaining service and performance levels, Gartner, Inc. has identified five actions to achieve cost optimisation from within the organisation.

Paragon launches Polish language interface to meet demand for local language routing and scheduling software

Paragon launches Polish language interface to meet demand for local language routing and scheduling software

Paragon has further enhanced its capabilities within Eastern Europe by launching a Polish language option of its routing and scheduling software.

Automation is the foundation for intelligent intralogistics

Automation is the foundation for intelligent intralogistics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly of interest for organisations wrestling with new supply chain challenges. But can companies maximise the value of AI without a strong intralogistics foundation?

MiX Telematics awarded prestigious Fleet Safety Award with Wincanton

MiX Telematics awarded prestigious Fleet Safety Award with Wincanton

MiX Telematics, the global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), has been awarded the Fleet Safety Partnership Award in conjunction with Wincanton at the 2019 Fleet Safety Awards organised by road safety charity, Brake.

Kinesis vehicle tracking delivers savings for global logistics provider Steder

Kinesis vehicle tracking delivers savings for global logistics provider Steder

International haulage company Steder Group is using Kinesis vehicle tracking to save time and money when moving freight.

Full supply chain transparency for shippers with new Mallory Alexander myMALLORY app

Full supply chain transparency for shippers with new Mallory Alexander myMALLORY app

Mallory Alexander International Logistics has launched a new supply chain management application, myMALLORY, for full tracking/tracing visibility across all modes of transportation.

Microlise appoints David Midgley as Director of OEM & Channel

Microlise appoints David Midgley as Director of OEM & Channel

Microlise, the European telematics company, has appointed David Midgley, former Group Telematics Manager at JCB, as its new Director of OEM & Channel.

Bridgestone reveals ‘Webfleet Solutions’ as the new company name for the recently acquired telematics business

Bridgestone reveals ‘Webfleet Solutions’ as the new company name for the recently acquired telematics business

Following the acquisition of TomTom Telematics by Bridgestone Europe (Bridgestone) on 1 April 2019, Bridgestone has announced that TomTom Telematics’ company name will become Webfleet Solutions as of 1 October 2019.

Globalisation and technological advancements to drive the global logistics market, notes TMR study

Globalisation and technological advancements to drive the global logistics market, notes TMR study

The global logistics market is a highly competitive one, states a latest market intelligence report.

Data management and its integral role in future-proofing fleets takes centre stage at Let’s Explore 2019

Data management and its integral role in future-proofing fleets takes centre stage at Let’s Explore 2019

Fleet managers are set to gain valuable insights into how innovative data management can help them future-proof their businesses at TomTom Telematics’ Let’s Explore 2019 on 12 September.

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.

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