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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Knowles Transport: Sustaining growth with Empirica

Knowles Transport: Sustaining growth with Empirica

Logistics specialist Knowles Transport has been using the Empirica warehouse management system (WMS) from Chess for almost two decades.

Schwarzmüller delivers all trailers ex works with telematics from idem telematics: data services free of charge for three months for all fleet operators

Schwarzmüller delivers all trailers ex works with telematics from idem telematics: data services free of charge for three months for all fleet operators

The networked trailer is becoming the ‘new normal’ in the commercial vehicle industry: customers of Wilhelm Schwarzmüller GmbH can now experience the benefits of data-supported real time functionalities for three months without obligation.

Targa Telematics ranked among the fasted growing companies in Europe

Targa Telematics ranked among the fasted growing companies in Europe

Targa Telematics – Italian tech company that develops technological solutions in telematics, smart mobility and digital IoT platforms for mobility operators – has been listed as one of the “1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2021” by the Financial Times and Statista.

3T Logistics launches new Customs Clearance Service

3T Logistics launches new Customs Clearance Service

Transport management technology vendor – 3T Logistics and Technology Group – has launched a new Customs Clearance service to support the UK’s exporters and importers following the UK’s departure from the European Union in 2020.

Logistics UK celebrates staff's upskilling achievements

Logistics UK celebrates staff's upskilling achievements

Staff at Logistics UK, the business organisation based in Tunbridge Wells, have used the lockdown period as an opportunity to successfully complete a variety of training qualifications to benefit the work they deliver for the business group’s members.

Volker Kirchgeorg named new CEO of Siemens Digital Logistics

Volker Kirchgeorg named new CEO of Siemens Digital Logistics

Volker Kirchgeorg will take the reins at Siemens Digital Logistics GmbH this month (March). The company specialises in the digital transformation of logistical processes and, with its end-to-end software and consulting solutions, is a leading IT provider in global supply chain management.

Tesisquare partners with Shippeo for real-time delivery tracking

Tesisquare partners with Shippeo for real-time delivery tracking

Shippeo, the European real-time transportation visibility solutions provider, has partnered with Tesisquare, the provider of supply chain execution applications, to enhance the Tesisquare Transport Management Systems (TMS) product offering with new real-time transportation visibility (RTTV) capabilities.

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe extends cooperation with Transporeon around freight assignment and real-time visibility

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe extends cooperation with Transporeon around freight assignment and real-time visibility

Since 2008 thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has been using Transporeon’s time slot management to coordinate the loading and unloading of trucks. Due to the newly agreed upon cooperation with Transporeon, the steel manufacturer is now able to monitor deliveries to its customers, e.g. from the automotive industry, even outside the loading zone.

Logistics UK response to announcement on motor insurance law

Logistics UK response to announcement on motor insurance law

In response to the announcement that the government will not implement an EU ruling into UK law which would have meant all motor vehicles operating on private land will need motor insurance – also known as the ‘Vnuk’ ruling –  James Firth, Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy at Logistics UK comments:

Awake.AI collaborates with ESA to develop a marketplace for sustainable and intelligent maritime logistics

Awake.AI collaborates with ESA to develop a marketplace for sustainable and intelligent maritime logistics

Awake.AI’s platform is currently used for smart ports and shipping operations by multiple actors such as port authorities and operators, cargo owners and ship operators around the globe. Awake marketplace is the new solution built on top of the existing platform offering new types of communications, ETA improvement, real-time asset tracking and identification and other advanced services to all actors.

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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