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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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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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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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logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | Managed TMS | logistics service provider | transportation management services

Importance of Order-to-Cash Cycle in Logistics & Supply Chain

By: Rick LaGore
June 27th, 2019

The order-to-cash cycle is the set of business processes associated with receiving a customer order through to the customer’s payment.

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TMS | Managed TMS | transportation management system | transportation management software | Cloud TMS

What is a Transportation Management Software (TMS)?

By: Anna Young
June 18th, 2019

Definition of Transportation Software (TMS) A TMS is the software platform that companies use to manage their freight and logistics activities.

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3PL | TMS | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | LSP

What is Managed Transportation Services & Its Benefits?

By: Anna Young
June 17th, 2019

Definition of Managed Transportation Services Solution: Managed Transportation Services Solutions (Managed TMS) involve shippers outsourcing their freight and logistics processes to a third party logistics (3PL) provider.  

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inbound freight management | logistics | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | managed TM

Definition of Logistics

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Logistics Logistics and logistics management is a subset of processes that fall under supply chain management that plans, executes, reports and coordinates the movement of goods within an organization’s network of stakeholders that include:

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logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | TMS | Managed TMS | Cloud TMS

Transportation Management System (TMS): Functionality, Benefits & Implementation Guide

By: Rick LaGore
April 19th, 2019

Often, companies start their quest in optimizing their logistics and supply chain management strategy by implementing a transportation management system (TMS) to improve their company’s cost and service structure for freight movements, while also bringing full transparency to all inbound and outbound product moves for its supply chain stakeholders.

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freight consolidation | ltl consolidation | pool consolidation | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | LTL rates

Top 10 Benefits of LTL Freight Consolidation and How-to Implement

By: Rick LaGore
March 26th, 2019

As we have shared previously, less-than-truckload (LTL) can be one of the most difficult freight moves to get “right”.  Between NMFC class ratings, confusing tariff schedules, various service coverage maps and claims, there is plenty in play that can take a great deal of energy away from other priorities in a shipper’s logistics and supply chain strategy. With all the moving parts LTL brings, the priorities of cost and service often takes a back seat to just getting the product from your dock to the ultimate customer at a better cost than last year.

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2019 Best Transportation Management System (TMS) Software Packages

By: Rick LaGore
January 13th, 2019

Managed transportation services continue to be the #1 topic we talk with shippers about as they look to optimize their supply chain performance against the challenging backdrop of rising freight rates, tight truck capacity, along with changing and more challenging customer requirements.

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inbound transportation managment | inbound freight management | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services

Comparison between Freight Broker and Managed Transportation Services Freight Operation Models

By: Rick LaGore
December 10th, 2018

The freight broker market continues to evolve its value-add proposition for shippers.  Technology has put this transformation process into hyperdrive transitioning many freight brokers into logistics service providers (LSP’s).

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