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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Transporeon partners up with ZeKju to propose app-free communication solution

Transporeon partners up with ZeKju to propose app-free communication solution

European digital freight platform Transporeon has announced the closing of its strategic investment into ZeKju. By joining forces, Transporeon and ZeKju will offer digital, yet app-free and GDPR-compliant communication to facilitate exchange between shippers, carriers and logistics service providers.

Freight exchange app to help haulage operators work better together

Freight exchange app to help haulage operators work better together

UK online freight exchange platform, Returnloads (part of the Mandata Group), has launched a new smartphone app enabling its members to work in a more integrated way across its technology-led haulage community.

Tive and Transporeon join forces to improve integrated global end-to-end real-time visibility in an open network

Tive and Transporeon join forces to improve integrated global end-to-end real-time visibility in an open network

In-transit visibility provider Tive and Transporeon – the digital freight platform that powers the largest global freight network of 1,200 shippers, 100 retailers and more than 120,000 logistic service providers and carriers with its real-time visibility solution Sixfold – are entering into a partnership.

Descartes unveils AI and Machine Learning enhancements to Routing, Mobile & Telematics suite

Descartes unveils AI and Machine Learning enhancements to Routing, Mobile & Telematics suite

Descartes Systems Group has unveiled artificial intelligence (AI)- and machine learning (ML)-based enhancements to its Routing Mobile & Telematics suite. The enhancements help customers achieve outstanding optimisation results and learn from real-world outcomes to maximise fleet performance.

Time’s up – new research reveals almost three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed in a post pandemic world

Time’s up – new research reveals almost three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed in a post pandemic world

A new study into the concerns business leaders in the UK currently hold in relation to a post-pandemic world, has highlighted that a staggering 73% of businesses don’t believe they have the skills needed to succeed. The research has shown that communication skills are where the gaps lie with 50% of business professionals picking up bad habits over lockdown.

Essential Things To Know When Starting A Courier Service Business

Essential Things To Know When Starting A Courier Service Business

By John Moran, freelance writer.

There are a few make-or-break pointers to look into when starting a courier service business. Try not to generalize business as each company differs, and with the courier ones, in particular, there are vital things to take note of that are critical in whether you sink or swim.

Leading Dubai-based carrier selects GEP SMART software to elevate Its procurement capabilities

Leading Dubai-based carrier selects GEP SMART software to elevate Its procurement capabilities

GEP, provider of procurement software and services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, has announced that a leading Dubai-based carrier has selected GEP SMART, the procurement software platform, to support elements of its source-to-pay (S2P) process.

Shippeo tops 103% annual growth, becomes world's most recommended real-time transportation visibility provider

Shippeo tops 103% annual growth, becomes world's most recommended real-time transportation visibility provider

Shippeo, the European specialist in real-time transportation visibility, has announced that 103% year-on-year growth in subscription revenues and 181% net retention rate.

Alibaba’s self-driving robots deliver over one million orders

Alibaba’s self-driving robots deliver over one million orders

Alibaba DAMO Academy, the global research initiative set up by Alibaba Group, has announced that the last-mile logistics vehicle ‘Xiaomanlv’, developed by its autonomous driving lab (‘lab’), has delivered over one million shipment orders as of September 2021.

FourKites Accelerates Growth Plans in EMEA with Addition of New Senior Leadership

FourKites Accelerates Growth Plans in EMEA  with Addition of New Senior Leadership

Marc Boileau joins FourKites, the real-time supply chain visibility platform  as Senior Vice President, Sales and Carrier Operations, EMEA. Boileau will accelerate the company’s European expansion, bringing tenured supply chain experience and an aggressive strategy to build partnerships with both carriers and shippers.

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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