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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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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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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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Inbound Freight Management Services: Top 10 Benefits & Why Often Overlooked

By: Rick LaGore
January 21st, 2019

Year-after-year logistics teams are tasked to reduce their freight spend and improve the supply chain performance of the company.  Time-and-again inbound freight management is not identified as an opportunity, which continues to have those in the logistics and supply chain industry scratching their heads as to why because according to the Aberdeen Group, inbound freight can consume 40% of an average organization’s annual freight spend or 3.6% to 5.2% of a firm’s total annual sales.  

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Managed Transportation Services | transportation management system | freight audit & pay | freight pay settlement

Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies of 2019 (and How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
January 17th, 2019

Let’s face it, the freight audit and pay process is one of the least favorite tasks within the logistics industry.  One would think moving freight from anywhere in the country to anywhere in the country on any given day comes with challenges that would never approach paying a bill, but that is just not the case.  

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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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