VisionTrack will be showcasing its range of connected vehicle cameras and video telematics solutions at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 (Stand 4E30). As well as introducing its latest product and software innovations, the company’s team of experts will be on hand to provide guidance on how road transport fleets can operate in a safe, efficient and socially responsible way using video telematics.
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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Italian logistics companies enjoyed significant growth last year: “In Italy, we recorded an increase in freight of 16 percent as compared with 2018,” says TIMOCOM Business Analyst Tilman Fecke.
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UK hire specialist Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage has reportedly benefitted from six-figure savings and a 30 percent reduction in fleet-related incidents. This was all achieved in the last year, following the implementation of Connexas Group’s vehicle telematics solution.
Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey
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Three quarters (75%) of transport planning professionals have seen increasing pressure on their logistics operations to reduce environmental impact in the last 12 months, yet two thirds (66%) believe that much more needs to be done to keep pace with public pressure for action.
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Talent in Logistics has launched a nationwide LGV driver engagement survey in partnership with Pertemps Driving Division. The unique research project aims to uncover the reality of working as a professional LGV driver, with a view to identifying insights that will help the transport and logistics sector tackle its skills shortage.
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At MWC20, the exhibition for the mobile industry, Webfleet Solutions will be showing attendees what it has planned for electric vehicles, connected mobility, tyre monitoring and more.
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UK multimodal and container transport company, Maritime Transport, will discuss how the company has fuelled growth and operational efficiency through the use of data, when James Andrews, IT Director, speaks at the Microlise Transport Conference, taking place on the 20th May at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
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Some creative Government accountancy may have found Flybe calmer skies; but its narrow escape highlights the precarious state of UK aviation, says the international courier expert ParcelHero. It is warning that with Heathrow's expansion plan seemingly in an eternal holding pattern, UK PLC is missing out on up to £14 billion a year in lost trade.
Paragon enhances last-mile fulfilment software to help retailers deliver against growing customer expectations
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Paragon Software Systems has enhanced its modular, last-mile fulfilment software with developments that will help retailers to offer more competitive delivery propositions. These updates to Paragon HDX are part of the company’s commitment to helping retailers better compete in the two-man home delivery marketplace where customer expectations continue to grow exponentially.
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By Tom Stevenson, UK Director, Forter.
“The 2nd of January 2020 marked National Returns Day, the busiest day of the year for holiday returns. In fact, UPS stated that it expected to ship 1.9 million returns, a 26% increase over last year.
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.