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.
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.
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.
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.
Definition of Transportation Software (TMS) A TMS is the software platform that companies use to manage their freight and logistics activities.
Definition of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) LTL is used when a shipper has more than a parcel shipment, but less than a full truckload.
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.
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.
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.