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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Avebe, global producer of potato starch products, leverages Mendix low-code for efficiency gains in factory planning and logistics

Avebe, global producer of potato starch products, leverages Mendix low-code for efficiency gains in factory planning and logistics

Mendix, a Siemens business and enterprise low-code solutions provider, has announced that Avebe, the global cooperative of potato starch varieties and potato-based food derivatives, has developed Internal Starch Flow, a software solution designed to streamline logistical and planning processes for Avebe plant facilities and cooperative farmers.

LogCoop empowers small and medium-sized businesses even in times of crisis

LogCoop empowers small and medium-sized businesses even in times of crisis

LogCoop GmbH reports that since the beginning of the year it has noticed a stronger solidarity among its active members. In particular, the offer of professional and personal exchange of information is being increasingly used by freight forwarders.

Myriota partners with Future Fleet International to create an advanced satellite IoT-connected asset-tracking device

Myriota partners with Future Fleet International to create an advanced satellite IoT-connected asset-tracking device

Myriota, the provider of low-cost and long battery life satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has entered into a new partnership with Future Fleet International, an Australian telematics provider that delivers advanced fleet management solutions.

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

CEP service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing.

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

According to a recent survey by Talent in Logistics, just 30% of LGV drivers in the UK feel valued.

4flow participates in neighborhood courier project with route optimisation and resource planning

4flow participates in neighborhood courier project with route optimisation and resource planning

The research project KOPKIB, which will focus on customer-oriented parcel delivery via neighborhood couriers, is launching its practical testing phase in July.

BigChange mobile tech gives Europump commercial transport business a £100k boost

BigChange mobile tech gives Europump commercial transport business a £100k boost

Europump has turned to mobile and cloud technology to expand its fuel pump maintenance services within the commercial fleet sector.

Blue Yonder and Uber Freight Partner to accelerate digital transformation in the supply chain

Blue Yonder and Uber Freight Partner to accelerate digital transformation in the supply chain

Blue Yonder and Uber Freight have announced a partnership designed to help businesses build efficient and transparent global supply chains at a crucial time.

Logistics newcomer keeps ‘eyes on’ with labour-saving transport management system

Logistics newcomer keeps ‘eyes on’ with labour-saving transport management system

Newly formed logistics operator Synergix has installed a Mandata TMS system to consolidate each of its key business functions and reports significant savings on personnel - before even the first load is shipped.

Why ecommerce growth during the pandemic puts the spotlight on carrier invoice auditing

Why ecommerce growth during the pandemic puts the spotlight on carrier invoice auditing

The sharp rise in ecommerce during the Covid-19 pandemic means retail and third-party logistics companies are shipping more parcels. One less obvious consequence of this increase in parcel shipping volume is an increased need for technology to automate carrier invoice auditing to help shippers keep parcel shipping costs in check.

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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