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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ERM Advanced Telematics launches StarLink Tracker with Wi-Fi, complete Connected Car unit, which integrates advanced vehicle tracking

ERM Advanced Telematics launches StarLink Tracker with Wi-Fi, complete Connected Car unit, which integrates advanced vehicle tracking

International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics, whose products have been installed in more than 1.5 million vehicles worldwide, has launched the StarLink Tracker with Wi-Fi, a versatile telematics product that integrates advanced vehicle tracking, driver behavior monitoring, theft prevention, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 4G cellular capabilities in a single device.

Kinesis vehicle tracking ignites fuel savings for Walker Fire fleet

Kinesis vehicle tracking ignites fuel savings for Walker Fire fleet

Walker Fire, part of the Moyne Roberts Group, has implemented Kinesis telematics to reduce operating costs and boost customer service.

Renovo and HERE Technologies form partnership to further open interfaces in automated mobility

Renovo and HERE Technologies form partnership to further open interfaces in automated mobility

An open ecosystem of best-in-class technologies working seamlessly together will be at the heart of the automated transportation systems of the future. That is the shared vision of Renovo, a mobility software technology company, and HERE Technologies, a global provider of mapping and location services.

Renovotec launches network rental scheme for warehousing & logistics

Renovotec launches network rental scheme for warehousing & logistics

Rugged supply chain hardware and services company Renovotec is introducing a new 'Network Rental Scheme' with built-in service guarantees, technical support and expert advice, designed to help warehousing and logistics operations keep pace with rapid changes in network technology and the many new security threats posed by the modern, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)-driven network say Renovotec.

EBE announces enhancements to its Connect Mobile Capture (CMC) application

EBE announces enhancements to its Connect Mobile Capture (CMC) application

EBE Technologies, the transportation-specific workflow and business process management applications provider, has announced the latest round of enhancements to its Connect Mobile Capture (CMC) solution.

New tachograph download service from Mandata

New tachograph download service from Mandata

A new digital tachograph download service that significantly improves the systemised capture of driver and vehicle tacho data, has been launched by transport management technology specialists, Mandata Ltd.

Chilled transport operator goes for new Mandata TMS

Chilled transport operator goes for new Mandata TMS

A rapidly growing Midlands-based road haulage company is among the first to invest in a new cloud transport management system to support its ambitious expansion plans.

Alpega enhanced by leading planning software

Alpega enhanced by leading planning software

The integrated logistics software 4flow vista for transportation planning and optimisation enables cost reduction, visibility and automation and strengthens the portfolio of the Alpega Group from now on.

POST-EXPO heads to Hamburg in October

POST-EXPO heads to Hamburg in October

POST-EXPO, the world's leading international postal and parcel industry exhibition and conference, heads to Hamburg in October 2018.

Sorted partner with ANS to help transform the delivery experience

Sorted partner with ANS to help transform the delivery experience

Sorted Group, the delivery experience company, has joined forces with cloud service provider, ANS Group, to improve the efficiency and speed of deployments that are transforming fulfilment.

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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