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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Unimasters chooses eLogii, the next generation Delivery Management platform, to introduce interactive, dynamic planning and route optimisation in the first and last mile

Unimasters chooses eLogii, the next generation Delivery Management platform, to introduce interactive, dynamic planning and route optimisation in the first and last mile

Unimasters has chosen eLogii, the next generation Delivery Management and Route Optimisation solution, to replace static with dynamic delivery tour planning. The result will be in significantly reduced tour numbers in their first and last mile operations and greatly enhanced efficiency.

Partnership drives growth and success

Partnership drives growth and success

Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager for Brandsafe, considers the critical role aftersales care and partnership plays in delivering the highest standards of safety and protection in the warehouse and logistics environment.

Streamax Technology secures multi-million pound video telematics hardware deal with VisonTrack

Streamax Technology secures multi-million pound video telematics hardware deal with VisonTrack

Streamax Technology, the connected hardware provider for mobile surveillance on commercial vehicles, has secured a multi-million-pound order from video telematics specialist VisionTrack. Streamax will supply VisionTrack 27,000 connected 4G vehicle cameras and mobile DVRs, representing its single largest European order to date.

Schneider Electric launches new TradeOff Tool to evaluate the cost of servicing critical power systems in edge computing environments

Schneider Electric launches new TradeOff Tool to evaluate the cost of servicing critical power systems in edge computing environments

Schneider Electric has launched a new TradeOff Tool, the Edge UPS Fleet Management Comparison Calculator, available on SE.com.

PCS Software acquires transportation management system, UltraShipTMS

PCS Software acquires transportation management system, UltraShipTMS

PCS Software (PCS), the transportation management platform provider for the inland trucking industry, has acquired UltraShipTMS.

Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index falls to lowest ever level

Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index falls to lowest ever level

Confidence in the UK logistics sector has fallen to its lowest ever level, according to the latest Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index, which assesses the expectations of more than 100 senior decision-makers across the sector.

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Recruitment platform, Monster, is appealing for more women to consider roles in the logistics, transportation and supply chain industry following a surge in the number of job vacancies available in the sector.

DB Schenker chooses Webfleet Solutions as preferred telematics partner for its fleet and data management

DB Schenker chooses Webfleet Solutions as preferred telematics partner for its fleet and data management

Logistics provider DB Schenker has chosen Webfleet Solutions, the telematics solution provider and part of Bridgestone, as preferred telematics partner for its complex fleet and data management.

Teradyne drives supply chain innovation and growth with Kinaxis

Teradyne drives supply chain innovation and growth with Kinaxis

Kinaxis Inc., the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, is celebrating 25 years of working with Teradyne, an industrial automation solution provider, to enable end-to-end supply chain visibility, drive integration and collaboration across internal departments and external suppliers and accelerate strategic initiatives like M&A.

Logistics businesses face £240 million no deal bill, says Logistics UK

Logistics businesses face £240 million no deal bill, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK, the business group representing the sector responsible for moving all goods and services for the UK’s economy, has warned that a No Deal Brexit would add more than £240 million to the industry’s annual bills, thanks to the imposition of WTO tariffs on new vehicles, parts and equipment.

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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