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After struggling for years, toy store chain Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy last week, in this article Dan Clark, founder, and president of Kuebix details how a transportation management system, built with the freight intelligence necessary to advance in the toughest of times, could help retailers avoid unnecessary supply chain turbulences.

Make no mistake about it, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will touch all of us, and aside from the devastation inflicted on the hundreds of thousands of individuals and families, these hurricanes will also significantly impact corporations throughout North America.

With Hurricane Irma ready to deliver the back half of a devastating one-two punch to the south in the days ahead, your freight intelligence will once again put your transportation management system to the test.

While Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, has made a tremendous contribution to integrating electronic communications, logistics managers looking to streamline and expedite common processes that are essential to their supply chain operations might want to check out the latest application programming interfaces, API approach.

Weis Markets with 200+ locations, this 105-year-old food retailer is leveraging a Kuebix Cloud transportation management system to streamline inbound and outbound freight activities at its 1.3-million-square-foot distribution center in Central Pennsylvania.

Earlier this week, two supply chain and logistics technology providers–FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, and 3GTMS, a provider of Tier 1 transportation management software, said they are collaborating “to enhance processes” for 3PLs and shippers.

Kuebix, creator of a transportation management systems (TMS) providing shipping intelligence, recently partnered with SimpliShip International Freight Rate API to manage all freight modes and providers on one cloud-based platform.

With 200+ locations, this 105-year-old food retailer is leveraging a Cloud transportation management system (TMS) to streamline inbound and outbound freight activities at its 1.3-million-square-foot distribution center in Central Pennsylvania.

By leveraging the functionalities of a feature-rich, user-friendly TMS, companies can not only reduce their freight spend, but can also improve service levels, streamline their logistics functions and gain more control over their end-to-end supply chains.

How a software as a service (SaaS), multi-tenant transportation management system puts power and efficiency into the hands of any company that wants to cut freight costs, improve visibility, and optimize activity in today’s competitive business environment.

While a bevy of high-tech outfits have threatened to disrupt the current freight forwarding marketplace with their digitized offerings, established players are hardly standing still as far as innovation is concerned.

To get the most out of a TMS investment, numerous parties across the organization should lend their expertise.

On average, a TMS can save shippers between 2% to 10% on annual transportation costs right out of the gate thanks to better visibility, optimization, and automated decision making. Discover how to make the case for TMS for your organization.

The companies said this collaboration will provide McLeod PowerBroker (its integrated freight brokerage operations management system and a complete accounting software solution) users with access to project44’s less-than-truckload (LTL) API-based offerings.

What new trends and opportunities will emerge for both shippers and software vendors this year in the transportation management systems (TMS) market? We gathered three of our top supply chain software analysts to see where they think the market is headed.




3Gtms

3Gtms is the fastest growing, Tier-1 transportation management system (TMS) provider. It is dedicated to helping shippers and logistics service providers gain… more

CSX

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail… more

Kuebix

Kuebix provides a transportation management system (TMS) built on the latest cloud technology that is changing how companies purchase and manage freight. The… more

LEGACY Supply Chain Services

LEGACY Supply Chain Services is a third party logistics (3PL) provider. For over four decades, they’ve enhanced operations performance for businesses of… more

MercuryGate

At MercuryGate, we help company logistics operations be more profitable, productive, and efficient though the use of innovative transportation management software… more

PITT OHIO

In adhering to their “We´re Always There For You” signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in… more

Purolator

We are Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider. Celebrating 50 years of delivering Canada, we continue to expand our reach to more… more

SEKO Logistics

SEKO provides complete Supply Chain Solutions, specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing. We also lead the industry with innovative… more


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24|7 Pro Team

The 24|7 Team is your direct pipeline to solutions for your business challenges. It's your opportunity to have supply chain and logistics experts look at your specific challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information.

The 24|7 Team will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list.

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Transportation RFP/RFI

The Transportation RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your transportation challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific transportation challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect software or system can be an indomitable challenge. Using this transportation/TMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list.

Warehouse/DC Management RFP/RFI

The Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your WMS challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific WMS challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect WMS solution can be an indomitable challenge. Using this WMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your WMS Request for Proposal list.

Supply Chain RFP/RFI

The Supply Chain RFP is your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific challenges and needs, and receive free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information. It simplifies finding a pool of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list. The companies in the Logistics Planner have agreed to respond to your request for in-depth information and follow-up, and your request is totally confidential.

Software/Technology RFP/RFI

The Software/Technology is your direct pipeline to solutions for your logistics information technology challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific technology challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request. Whether it's WMS, TMS, Mobile or Cloud, our pros can help.

The companies listed below have agreed to respond to your request for in-depth information and follow-up. Your request is totally confidential.

Executive Education RFI

The Logistics and Supply Chain Education RFI can help you identify the schools, coursework, continuing education, distance learning and certification opportunities available from leading logistics educational institutions.

Upgrade and improve your logistics and supply chain skillsets. Whatever route you choose—advanced degree, executive education, certification or distance learning—the time and money you invest in your education today can pay off in continued career success tomorrow. Contact leading universities and professional institutions for the information you need to prepare for the future.

Third Party Logistics RFP/RFI

This 3PL Request for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Information (RFI) can help you find the 3PL and 4PL providers that can meet your specific 3PL service challenges and needs. The 3PL companies below will provide free, no-obligation third-party logistics advice, solutions, and information.

Ask your 3PL questions, you'll get answers. Simply complete the information, and detail your 3PL challenges. Then, check off the third-party logistics companies that you want to review your request.

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  • 3Gtms
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  • CSX Trans. Intermodal
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  • One Network
  • Pitt Ohio
  • Purolator
  • Quintiq
  • SEKO Logistics
  • SMC3


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  • Westfalia Technologies
  • Zebra Technologies


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  • Legacy Supply Chain Svs.
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  • SMC3
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  • TAKE Supply Chain
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  • Honeywell Intelligrated
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  • Quintiq
  • SMC3
  • Swisslog Logistics
  • Synchrono
  • TAKE Supply Chain
  • Zebra Technologies


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