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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

intermodal freight  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 carriers transacting over 3 million shipments per year. The software automates the manual tasks of spreadsheets, paper invoices, phone calls, and faxes with online carrier selection, freight routing, rating, tendering, and settlement. In addition to the collaborative logistics network, Sterling TMS provides transportation management

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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 success included its approach to relationships with carriers, its push for innovation, and its use of technology.

intermodal freight  areas for growth. Its intermodal providers utilized the RFP event to make the GTO aware of numerous mode-conversion opportunities that existed within its network. Customized Service for Key Customers Price is obviously important, but having a price on paper that can't be executed means nothing. The GTO used the tool to create a realistic, best case scenario to deliver the service expectations that its customers needed. The GTO was able to customize decisions made throughout the RFP event to make sure Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the

intermodal freight  promotion  management global  multi-modal (intermodal) transportation  and logistics management optimized  supply networks integrated store-level planning and execution (that propagates all the way to suppliers) internal and external  collaboration global  supply chain visibility advanced  sales and operations planning (S&OP)  or  integrated business planning (IBP) By quickly leveraging most of the above capabilities, retailers can hope for increases in sales and margins, reduction in inventory, Read More

Why Is In-transit Visibility (ITV) in the Supply Chain Important?


ITV capabilities allows an organization to meet the challenges of rapidly increasing fuel prices, changes in regulatory requirements, and provides customers with premium services without increasing the total cost of operations. Find out more in this article!

intermodal freight  bottlenecks); and use of intermodal transportation (inbound and outbound shipments can be coordinated to reduce wait times of shipments and on-hand inventory). As well, by reducing the overall transportation cost organizations can bypass some of the associated links within the route to provide higher customer delivery rates. Reduced inventory holding costs: With the use of ITV, organizations can update their TMS and warehouse management system (WMS) periodically to provide information about available Read More

Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season. Part 2: Market Impact, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Experience teaches us to be wary of the outcome of mergers and acquisitions as the market has witnessed both success and disaster stories. While we believe that the above mergers might be synergistic in the long run, some growing pains, integration issues, and discontinuation of redundant products are always to be expected.

intermodal freight  and that more comprehensive intermodal transport procurement (e.g., air, marine, and rail transport in addition to trucks) is slated only for some time next year. As for Manugistics per se, it targets primarily the large corporations with revenues exceeding $500 million and with strong collaboration and distribution requirements mostly in transportation and logistics, automotive and automotive supply, communications and high tech, chemical and energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods (CPG), Read More

Transportation Management System (TMS)


Transportation Management System (TMS): The ability to manage orders, optimize loads, select the best carriers, tender shipments, manifest parcel, track their progress, and manage claims can reduce transportation costs by 10 to 30 percent. Freight Audit & Payment: By allowing experts to manage your contracts, audit your bills, allocate the charges, make the payments, and report the results, you are assured of paying the correct amount. Business Intelligence: Having the online tools to dynamically report, graph, map, trend, and model your entire operation provides the performance reporting, key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards, and insight for continuous process improvement and maximum savings. Global Consulting: With the information derived from these technologies, CTSI-Global is able to extend client savings by consulting in all key areas of interest including benchmarking, KPI management, global network design, bid preparation, and negotiations.

intermodal freight  Management System (TMS) Transportation Management System (TMS): The ability to manage orders, optimize loads, select the best carriers, tender shipments, manifest parcel, track their progress, and manage claims can reduce transportation costs by 10 to 30 percent. Freight Audit & Payment: By allowing experts to manage your contracts, audit your bills, allocate the charges, make the payments, and report the results, you are assured of paying the correct amount. Business Intelligence: Having Read More

RFID - Myth versus Reality


The hype around the adoption of RFID as the 'hot new technology' continues. The reality is that RFID, despite the fact that this is a relatively mature technology, is still far from mainstream.

intermodal freight  - Myth versus Reality Introduction The hype around the adoption of RFID as the hot new technology' continues—this is evidenced by the proliferation of trade shows, media events, and other magnets for those in the know and those looking to learn more. One of the recent events—RFID Live, hosted by the RFID Business Journal in Chicago in April—was reminiscent of the techno buzz and media fest' of the late 1990s—the days of the e-bubble! Walking through the exhibit area, it was apparent that the co Read More

BestTransport


BestTransport is a leading provider of online transportation management systems (TMS), as on-demand service that enables shippers and carriers to efficiently plan, execute and settle inbound and outbound freight activities using best practices. The company's TMS offering enhances freight visibility, delivers metrics to benchmark progess, reduces transportation costs and facilitates collaboration. BestTransport connects its shippers to a network of over 4,000 carriers, processes thousands of shipments daily, and continues to grow every year due to the power of its network. BestTransport has leading shippers using both flatbed and van equipment on its network, including Alcoa, Gerdau Ameristeel, Solo Cup, JLG, Wastequip, PlyGem, and Allegheny Technologies.

intermodal freight  BestTransport is a leading provider of online transportation management systems (TMS), as on-demand service that enables shippers and carriers to efficiently plan, execute and settle inbound and outbound freight activities using best practices. The company's TMS offering enhances freight visibility, delivers metrics to benchmark progess, reduces transportation costs and facilitates collaboration. BestTransport connects its shippers to a network of over 4,000 carriers, processes thousands of Read More

TradeStone Software Delivers Omni-costing Capabilities


TradeStone Software, a provider of merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions that unify the design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of retail goods, has announced the release of Dynamic Omni-Costing. Most product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are rudimentary in terms of product costing, as typically there is only a first cost estimate and possibly a cost broken down by the bill of

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Microsoft to Acquire Blue Horseshoe Warehouse and Transportation Management Solutions


Microsoft is acquiring Blue Horseshoe's Warehousing for AX (WAX) and Transportation for AX (TRAX) solutions as part of a collaboration agreement announced yesterday. Both the WAX and TRAX solutions are products within Blue Horseshoe’s Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX. The solutions provide embedded industry-specific functionality directly into Microsoft’s Dynamic AX architecture.

intermodal freight  to Acquire Blue Horseshoe Warehouse and Transportation Management Solutions Microsoft is acquiring Blue Horseshoe's Warehousing for AX (WAX) and Transportation for AX (TRAX) solutions as part of a collaboration agreement announced yesterday. Both the WAX and TRAX solutions are products within Blue Horseshoe’s Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX. The solutions provide embedded industry-specific functionality directly into Microsoft’s Dynamic AX architecture. This technology will help Microsoft 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 and development costs as well as E-commerce revenues.

intermodal freight  commerce Grass Getting Greener Event Summary A study from the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce at the University of Texas at Austin shows significant growth in all layers of the Internet. The study looked at the Internet economy at the Infrastructure, Application, Intermediary and Commerce layers. Comparing the first quarters of 1998 and 1999, it found an overall growth rate of 68 percent, from $64 billion in Q1 1998 to $108 billion in Q1 1999. The Infrastructure layer, consisting of ISPs and Read More

Who’s Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 1: The Situation


Sure, you’ve sold it, but now you have to ship and deliver it: E-commerce comes to transportation and logistics. This article outlines some of the latest developments in this fast-moving field, and provides some background and context to help companies better understand the alternatives available to them today.

intermodal freight  Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 1: The Situation Who’s Who's Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Executive View    The fundamental promise of e-commerce is to empower the customer. In transportation, logistics and other behind the scenes aspects of e-commerce, new services and capabilities are beginning to fulfill this promise, not just for Fortune 500 companies but for small and medium firms and for those with specialized requirements as well. These solutions range from Read More

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 collaborative allows companies to save money and streamline operations.

intermodal freight  Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infosys’ experts identify opportunities in the supply chain to reduce the carbon footprint of a consumer product and realize cost savings. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

intermodal freight  SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity In all the hoopla about SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions of SuccessFactors and Datango (and Crossgate , Right Hemisphere , and Sybase a bit earlier), and with all of the talk about cloud solutions, mobility, SAP HANA in-memory, etc., one might lose sight of the fact that SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit innovation in-house. At the recent SAP Influencer Summit event in Boston in December 2011, we learned of major new SAP products (recently released or Read More