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transportation management systems
Supply Chain & Logistics

Optimize Your Business with a Transportation Management System

Written by Atit Shah Posted April 17, 2017 by Carolina

Nowadays, most business owners understand that transportation issues regarding their products demand a great deal of attention. As such, automated transportation management systems (TMS) have greatly helped large distributors significantly lower freight expenses, enhance the efficiency of their logistics and transportation departments, and improve their quality of service. For these same reasons, smaller businesses also have much to gain from implementing a TMS, despite having smaller loads.

A TMS is perhaps one of the most important investments a company can make. Contrary to popular belief, many TMSs are not overly expensive to implement because most are web-based. They have convenient APIs that permit a TMS to seamlessly integrate into other systems such as those for enterprise resource planning (ERP) or warehouse management systems (WMS) to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility.


Supply Chain & Logistics

Supply Chain & Logistics
Supply Chain & Logistics

Grow your Business by Leveraging Produce Traceability Technology

Written by Ashish Kumar Posted March 23, 2017 by Carolina

In an effort to standardize and enhance produce tracking throughout the supply chain, leaders in the produce industry introduced the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), a framework of standards and best practices. Being PTI-complaint not only allows whole chain members to quickly pass on produce tracking information to consumers, but also to the FDA in the event of serious foodborne illness outbreak investigations.


Supply Chain & Logistics

Supply Chain & Logistics
Supply Chain & Logistics

Developing Robust Supply Chain Software to Help Businesses Reduce Reverse Logistics Expenses

Written by Dave Wood and Seth Burger Posted February 6, 2015 by Carolina

Globalization has given way to a complex multi-modal infrastructure of supply chains. With the many links added to the chain, precious cargo runs a higher risk of being damaged. When the cargo is rejected or returned to the supplier they incur a charge when having to apply reverse logistics. To minimize the costs associated with that process suppliers need to employ robust supply chain visibility technology to increase efficiency and reduce harm to precious cargo.


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