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InTek Freight and Logistics is where companies come when faced with a freight and logistics problem within their supply chain.

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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Sept 11, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
September 12th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 1.6% over the prior week.   For the week of September 11, 2019, domestic intermodal spot rate index: Down 1.6% from prior week. Down 4.9% from 90 days ago. Down 30.4% from prior year. Lane Stats: 7.0% increased, 44.3% decreased and 48.7% went unchanged. 

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TMS | transportation management system | transportation management software | Warehouse Management System | WMS | Warehouse Management Software

Warehouse Management System (WMS) Benefits & Importance to Shipping

By: Anna Young
August 19th, 2019

Definition of a Warehouse Management System (WMS) A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is essential to operating a warehouse and distribution center because of the efficiency and accuracy it brings to a shipper's supply chain.

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The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.

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reducing transportation costs | TMS | transportation management software | transportation management services

Top 10 Transportation Management Software (TMS) Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid

By: Rick LaGore
August 17th, 2019

Risk-taking and big changes can be daunting to any company.  When a change involves the company's flow of products, which is the lifeblood of the company, the importance of choosing the correct solution and having as close to a flawless an implementation as possible is amplified several times over again.

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logistics | supply chain | transportation management system | transportation management software | TMS benefits | MercuryGate

MercuryGate TMS Strategic Software Partners

By: Anna Young
August 14th, 2019

MercuryGate is a competitive cloud based SaaS transportation management software (TMS) that is proven to build a competitive advantage for today’s shippers, 3PL's, freight forwarders, freight brokers, and even carriers.

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technology | Cloud TMS | TMS Functions | TMS benefits

Benefits of a Cloud-Based TMS System

By: Anna Young
July 29th, 2019

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are known to have several functional components to leverage a competitive advantage for logistics professionals. 

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Drop Shipping | Inventory | Wholesale | Retailer | E-commerce

What is a Drop Shipment and What Are the Benefits

By: Anna Young
July 28th, 2019

Definition of Drop Shipping  Drop shipping is when a seller ships its customers' orders direct from its supplier's warehouse.

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TMS | Managed TMS | TMS Functions

Functional Components of Best Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

By: Anna Young
July 24th, 2019

Transportation Management Systems can be leveraged within every company's supply chain to drive a for competitive advantages, whether a shipper, broker or logistics service provider.  

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technology | TMS | Managed TMS | transportation management software | TMS market

Ways a TMS Benefits a Company's Supply Chain

By: Anna Young
July 23rd, 2019

How a TMS Can Benefit Your Supply Chain In the blog entitled TMS Market Size & Growth Expectations, we briefly touched upon the benefits a transportation management system can bring to a supply chain, but we aim to provide more in-depth commentary on the topic. 

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TMS | managed TM | transportation management software | Cloud TMS | transportation management services | TMS market

TMS Market Size & Growth Expectations

By: Anna Young
July 22nd, 2019

Transportation Management System (TMS) Market Expectations Companies are expected to be implementing TMS software at an increasingly faster pace, which is having many professionals in the transportation management software market believing the TMS software market is set up to grow exponentially. 

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distribution | order fulfillment | fulfillment | warehouse move | distribution center | packaging | DC

Warehouse vs. Distribution Center Explained

By: Anna Young
July 21st, 2019

Just as logistics professionals use some industry terms interchangeably, the same misconception is found when using “warehouse” and “distribution center.” 

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