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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Ctrack launches long-life trailer tracking solution

Ctrack launches long-life trailer tracking solution

Ctrack, an Inseego company, has extended its trailer tracking capabilities with the launch of a battery-powered telematics device that uses long-life power management technology to operate for up to seven years.

CeMAT RUSSIA 2018 (19–21 September in Moscow)

CeMAT RUSSIA 2018 (19–21 September in Moscow)

Featuring some 200 exhibitors, CeMAT RUSSIA begins its three-day run on 19 September. All signs are positive, also thanks to the steadily growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia.

TomTom Telematics enhances its transport fleet management solution to keep more trucks on the road

TomTom Telematics enhances its transport fleet management solution to keep more trucks on the road

TomTom Telematics has enhanced its WEBFLEET solution for the transport sector.

WalkMe from TruTac makes managing compliance a ‘walk in the park’

WalkMe from TruTac makes managing compliance a ‘walk in the park’

TruTac, the PSV transport management and compliance software specialist, has introduced WalkMe - an addition to the wide range of support services already available from the company, via phone, email and online.

GAP transforms business with a BigChange to mobile operations

GAP transforms business with a BigChange to mobile operations

GAP Hire Solutions has equipped 400 of its drivers with tablets as the first part of the roll out of a 5-in-1 management solution from BigChange.

Jersey Post boosts delivery performance with SmartTask

Jersey Post boosts delivery performance with SmartTask

Jersey Post, the letter and parcel delivery provider, has used mobile workforce and item tracking solution SmartTask POD to boost its service offering for recipients and business partners.

New TMS email service from Mandata delivers for sector operators

New TMS email service from Mandata delivers for sector operators

Improved communications between road haulage operators and their customers is provided with an advanced new feature from transport management technology specialists, Mandata Ltd.

Inform IT-solution powers integrated vehicle storage, preparation and distribution processes at NVD

Inform IT-solution powers integrated vehicle storage, preparation and distribution processes at NVD

NVD, Irish provider of finished vehicle logistics services, has adopted a new software solution from Inform for the end-to-end management of vehicle storage, preparation and distribution operations.

Schmitz Cargobull telematics seals deal for Lancashire Logistics reefer order

Schmitz Cargobull telematics seals deal for Lancashire Logistics reefer order

Lancashire Logistics is looking at switching its entire fleet to Schmitz Cargobull's trailer telematics after being impressed by the system's capabilities following the acquisition of six new reefers.

Supply chain and logistics providers prepare for Hard Brexit

Supply chain and logistics providers prepare for Hard Brexit

One in six (17 per cent) of UK manufacturers have identified supply chain disruption as being the single biggest factor that will impact their business post Brexit.

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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