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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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Cost of TMS Software: Comparing Cloud vs Licensed Models

By: Rick LaGore
October 9th, 2019

One of the very first questions a transportation management software (TMS) technology buyer needs to answer is: what type of architecture do they want to operate? The importance of this question cannot be underestimated, as it drives cost, functionality and benefits.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Definition of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Freight

By: Anna Young
June 9th, 2019

Definition of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) LTL is used when a shipper has more than a parcel shipment, but less than a full truckload.

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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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Advantages of Outsourcing Your Freight Logistics to an LSP

By: Rick LaGore
July 25th, 2018

Outsourcing logistics services puts the day-to-day execution in the hands of trusted logistics experts that frees up a shipper's resources and capital to focus on their competitive advantage and growth.  According to a recent Armstrong & Associates report, ninety percent of Fortune 500 companies use third-party logistics providers (3PL) for outsourced logistics and supply chain services, which is a strong endorsement to the value in outsourcing to a logistics service provider (LSP).   

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