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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ScS invests in Paragon’s ePOD software for consistent brand experience across all home deliveries

ScS invests in Paragon’s ePOD software for consistent brand experience across all home deliveries

ScS, the home furnishings retailer specialising in sofas, carpets, flooring and furniture, has enhanced its customer experience by adopting Paragon’s fleXipod electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) software. The solution has been implemented to support its two-man home delivery operation, which handles around 1,000 customer appointments each day.

Shippers demand efficiency and technology brings that – Cogoport president Flemming Frost

Shippers demand efficiency and technology brings that – Cogoport president Flemming Frost

Digital practices and technology adoption are bringing greater productivity, effectiveness and profitability in the shipping and logistics industry, Cogoport president Flemming Frost told industry leaders at a major shipping conference in the Netherlands.

Todd DeLaughter named by Castik Capital as new group CEO to drive Alpega portfolio

Todd DeLaughter named by Castik Capital as new group CEO to drive Alpega portfolio

Todd DeLaughter has been appointed as the new Alpega group CEO. The incumbent CEOs Oswald Werle (inet) and Fabrice Maquignon (TS) will stay on board and continue to support the future Alpega growth strategy.

RIO developing new logistics services for the entire supply chain

RIO developing new logistics services for the entire supply chain

The RIO ecosystem is growing. At the trade fair ‘transport logistic’ in Munich, RIO is presenting new services, new partners, and the RIO universe for your pocket.

TomTom Telematics wins award for commitment to ethical selling

TomTom Telematics wins award for commitment to ethical selling

TomTom Telematics UKI has been awarded the Investor in Sales accolade by the Association of Professional Sales (APS) in recognition of its commitment to ethical sales standards.

Mixmove helped 3M to reduce transport cost by 35%

Mixmove helped 3M to reduce transport cost by 35%

Mixmove, the digital cloud service for logistics, is aiming for growth in Europe, as the company´s Match-solution provides proven benefits for efficient logistics operations. Recently, 3M saw a 35% decrease in transport costs.

Rygor gears up with Truckfile digital recording

Rygor gears up with Truckfile digital recording

Mercedes-Benz Dealer Rygor Commercials is making ever more use of Truckfile digital workshop and fleet management systems, to help its customers stay compliant and maximise vehicle uptime.

Ian Craig Haulage improves mpg by 10 per cent using TomTom Telematics

Ian Craig Haulage improves mpg by 10 per cent using TomTom Telematics

Scottish haulier Ian Craig Haulage has improved mpg by 10 per cent using TomTom Telematics’ WEBFLEET fleet management solution.

ArrowXL invests in advanced transport planning solution from Paragon

ArrowXL invests in advanced transport planning solution from Paragon

ArrowXL, the UK two-person home delivery specialist, is partnering with Paragon to fully automate and streamline its distribution operation.

BigChange brings real-time visibility to SYNETIQ transport operations

BigChange brings real-time visibility to SYNETIQ transport operations

SYNETIQ, the UK-based vehicle salvage and recycling company, has introduced a high tech system from Leeds-based BigChange that provides real-time 24/7 visibility of its collection and delivery operations.

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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