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Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

freight carrier  requirements and on promised freight volumes. Using a single carrier (Core carrier) and eventually a 3PL organization that is able to leverage economies of scale by providing complete transportation services as well as warehousing, inventory management and distributed order management capabilities allows the 3PL to pass on the savings (accrued from economies of scale) to the end customer. The Core carrier handles all the freight requirements of the manufacturer and is responsible to handle relationships Read More
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Case Study: Routing Guide Tender Management
To keep up with rising transportation-related costs, an industrial manufacturer realized it needed an automated transportation management system (TMS). Without

freight carrier  determine which carrier needed freight enders, management knew it was not always finding the right carrier and that often it was paying far more that it should. Learn about the TMS solution it used to gain real-time visibility and more. Read More
Descartes Acquires Exentra
Since righting its ship in 2004 or so, Descartes Systems Group (DSG) has made nearly 20 tuck-in acquisitions to address the needs of multi-modal logistics

freight carrier  of local carrier and freight forwarder landscape), languages, duty and tax regulations, accounting practices, and even industry languages (vernaculars, data interchange standards, etc.) before an ideal single logistics system of record is attained, uniting all trading partners. Descartes’ acquisitions tend to not only increase its customer base, but also extend its functional footprint and geographic presence. The acquisition of Exentra Transport Solutions Limited , a leading UK-based provider of Read More
Precision Software Achieves Oracle Validated Integration
Ongoing mergers in the enterprise applications continue to make strange bedfellows of fierce competitors. Most recently, Precision Software, a transportation

freight carrier  include parcel in their freight mix, and this was the driving force for the integration. The rating structures used by the parcel carriers differ significantly from other modes. Even within the parcel carrier industry, rating structures are not standardized, making them difficult to set up and keep current. Integration Details Precision’s solution specializes in parcel carrier shipping and provides a service to keep the content current. Its rating functionality has been exposed as a service to other Read More
Sterling Commerce TMS
Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS) provides shippers with on-demand, Web-based access to a collaborative logistics network of more than 6,400

freight carrier  with online carrier selection, freight routing, rating, tendering, and settlement. In addition to the collaborative logistics network, Sterling TMS provides transportation management capabilities, including planning, execution, settlement, and analytics. Read More
A Closeup of Descartes-The Executives’ Viewpoint
In the first part of this feature series on Descartes, we discussed the vendor’s approach on simplifying global logistics. To discuss further Descartes

freight carrier  to trade and transport freight around the world. The recent rollout of Advanced Manifest Filing initiatives in Israel and Japan confirm the worldwide trend of moving toward electronic filings and cargo prescreening initiatives. TEC: How do you view your competitive landscape (“usual suspect” competitors), and why do you win/lose to them? DESCARTES: We have no one competitor, per se, but rather would have competitors by industry or by function. Trying to detail each competitive segment would take some Read More
Oracle Transportation Management
Oracle Transportation Management delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It

freight carrier  streamlines transportation planning, execution, freight payment, and business process automation on a single application across all modes of transportation, from full truckload to complex multileg air, ocean, and rail shipments. Oracle Transportation Management lowers transportation costs, improves customer service and asset utilization, and provides flexible, global fulfillment options. Oracle Transportation Management delivers the capabilities users need in an open-standards-based architecture that Read More
Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity
The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its

freight carrier  very closely with its freight payment company to reduce the cycle time, and improve the accuracy, which has had a huge positive impact on its carrier supply bases. Transportation Innovation The GTO invests in transportation innovation, constantly researching new and better policies, processes and technologies. Some examples include: Collaborative transportation management to forecast containers and truckloads Maxi-cube dedicated routes Temperature-controlled protective blankets, where possible, instead Read More
The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

freight carrier  models do not take freight costs into account. Globalized supply chains lead to increased inventory levels. Globalized supply chain models assume cheap energy. However, the days of cheap, plentiful energy ended in the 1990s. Moreover, current energy supplies are causing significant environmental problems and are fueling Petrodictators (to borrow a word from Tom Friedman's latest book Hot, Flat and Crowded ) Globalized solutions where All Roads Lead to China have eroded US preeminence in the world. Read More
Single Version of the Truth
Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end

freight carrier  positions in the international freight management area. ChainLink Research is a bold new supply chain research organization dedicated to helping executives improve business performance and competitiveness. Read More
Supply Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge
In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based

freight carrier  out as an ocean freight marketplace, automating and streamlining the freight logistics processes and associated documentation. As GT Nexus has matured, their solutions have extended to include air and truck, as well as a broader set of supply chain visibility capabilities. GT Nexus’ business model is based on a mix of buy-side subscription and sell-side transaction revenues. Approaching the global trade management area from two completely different perspectives has led GT Nexus and TradeCard to a point Read More
E-commerce Grass Getting Greener
Two recent studies on the growth of business over the Internet agree that growth is still strong. The studies contain information about infrastructure growth

freight carrier  User Recommendations Freight train, freight train, goin' so fast is the refrain of an old folk song, and it fits the Internet economy to a 'T'. Both of these reports show tremendous strength in the internet economy, which of course is quite different from, and probably more important than strength in the stock market. The results from Texas suggest that the lower layers of the Internet economy are beginning to settle down - although with growth rates at greater than 50% the settling is only relative. Read More
Infor LX
Infor ERP LX manages standardized, process-driven manufacturing and distribution in high volume, and repetitive environments while complying with legal and

freight carrier  supply, distribution, warehousing, and freight management. It also offers cross-enterprise and cross supply chain business processes over the web. Read More

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