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Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals
What makes a strong supplier/customer relationship? The bottom line is trust. However, trust needs to be earned through a series of conversations and

tms column  Relationship Management for IT Professionals Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals J. Dowling - January 17, 2001 Introduction A satisfying relationship between IT and line of business is maintained through ongoing dialogue that is meaningful to both parties. The discipline of Conversations for Alignment, a title for a simple technique for making and managing commitments, enables such a dialogue. My consulting group and I have done a good deal of research into what makes a strong

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Transportation Management System (TMS) RFI/RFP Template

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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 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 capabilities, including planning, execution, settlement, and analytics.

tms column  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 Read More

SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolios


Recent partnerships that Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie have struck with demand planning and/or integration providers might indicate an ongoing 'collaboration' of the planning and execution sides of supply chain management (SCM) as to create one adaptive supply chain.

tms column  SCP applications. The new TMS adapter should complement RedPrairie's previously developed and certified adapter for integration of its Warehouse Management System (WMS) with the PeopleSoft ERP suite. The new adaptor will enable the necessary transactional interchanges between a PeopleSoft ERP instance and RedPrairie's TMS (i.e., DLx Transportation ) module. As part of an integrated logistics workflow, the adapter should provide for communication of customer, location, and order release information to the Read More

Globalization Has a Profound Impact on the Supply Chain and Supporting Information Technology


Globalization, the Internet, and demand-driven supply networks are driving technology change. When it comes to supply chain management, globalization has created a need for supply network integration and real time data with event visibility.

tms column  ARC Group report on TMS states: Globalization is forcing TMS to become multi-modal in order to serve the needs of global demand . Historically, TMS solutions focused on ground transportation, either on local operations that use local common carriers or on domestic private fleet operations. However, intermodal processes, such as ocean carrier offloading, demurrage, or container-on-rail, have gained importance to many industries as a result of expanding global operations. Business logistics processes are Read More

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 a structured process to 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.

tms column  should. Learn about the TMS solution it used to gain real-time visibility and more. Read More

International Trade Logistics Challenge Automated Global E-Trading


The Internet has enabled a networked world, a communication infrastructure, and emerging enterprise applications, which have opened the door for international trade in earnest. But not many applications really offer multi-enterprise services and software to automate the transportation and Internet-based logistics management needs of a global trading network.

tms column  a few dot-com era TMS start-ups that has not only weathered the enterprise applications storm so far, but has also stayed ahead of the curve. Namely, when it acquired From2 , Inc ., a provider of trade compliance content and automation software in March 2001, it became possibly the first software vendor to provide an integrated TMS and GTM solution. The move has availed Arzoon with a web-based ITL and GTM capability for regulatory compliance, cross-border landed costing, and global trade document Read More

IT Project Risk Assessment


Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success.

tms column  Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of Read More

Taking a Lesson from Big-box Retailers: The World's Distribution Pros


The proliferation of “big box” retail outlets across the suburban landscape has been part of the retail environment for more than a decade. As population target demographics have shifted away from urban centers into suburban areas, retail organizations have capitalized on this trend. This blog post will examine how retailers have adopted a business model that presents unique

tms column  Management Systems (TMS) A TMS enables retailers to efficiently manage delivery schedules from the distribution centers to the retail outlets by developing a sophisticated supply chain network whereby store deliveries follow a fixed schedule, alternatives can be developed for variations in demand, and adjustments can be made to the quantity of merchandise to a specific retail outlet or by SKU. Alternatively, by optimizing transportation activity while a carrier is on a scheduled route completing Read More

DP&C SmartFleet for Supply Chain Management of Transportation Management Systems Certification Report


DP&C SmartFleet is TEC Certified for online evaluation of transportation management system (TMS) solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

tms column  of transportation management system (TMS) solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. 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.

tms column  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

RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part One: What’s (Not) to Like?


My blog series in 2009 entitled “A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players” talked at great length about RedPrairie Corporation, JDA Software, and Manhattan Associates, including their corporate history and acquisitions. The general feeling at the time was that hardly any of these three great supply chain management (SCM) software companies would remain independent in the

tms column  the merger adds another TMS to the mix. But, given that RedPrairie has only about 80 TMS customers, it is a no-brainer which TMS product is a go-forward one (hint: former i2’s). On the retail side, there are clearly overlaps, but RedPrairie and JDA have seldom met in the retail sector. On the SCP side, there is still a joint venture RedPrairie has with Andre Martin and his Flowcasting group, which offers store level forecasting and fast distribution requirements planning (DRP) for retailers and Read More

SAP HANA: From Database to Platform


At the end of 2009, SAP launched SAP HANA, an in-memory, column-row based database management system with capabilities within both OLTP and OLAP environments. In June of 2012, SAP announced that HANA had become the fastest growing technology in the company’s history. In this report, TEC Senior BI and Data Management Analyst Jorge García gives an overview of the history, functionality, and benefits and challenges of SAP HANA, and explores SAP’s strategy for the product and its place in the in-memory processing product space.

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How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry


Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand, but also because of the investment required in technology and capital equipment to manage the sheer volume of manufactured goods. With a weak economy, which usually translates into weak retail sales, these organizations may

tms column  route planning (ideally, using TMS software ). Manufacturers are also feeling pressure to reduce their environmental footprint at the distribution center. In fact, the distribution industry was one of the leading forces behind the push to have manufacturers and retailers reduce packaging. An example: recently, detergent manufacturers have reduced the amount of water in their product, in order to create a more concentrated product—leading to smaller plastic containers and thus the ability to ship more Read More

Maximizer CRM


Maximizer CRM is an integrated sales, marketing, and customer service and support management solution accessible via multiple platforms: Web, mobile, and desktop. It offers simple-to-use list-based views, with customizable column setups and reports to display all the important details of each contact on one screen. It is easily configurable for organizations in any industry and is a key tool to optimize sales processes, enhance marketing initiatives, and improve customer service. Maximizer Software offers both on-premise and cloud-based solutions.  

tms column  CRM Maximizer CRM is an integrated sales, marketing, and customer service and support management solution accessible via multiple platforms: Web, mobile, and desktop. It offers simple-to-use list-based views, with customizable column setups and reports to display all the important details of each contact on one screen. It is easily configurable for organizations in any industry and is a key tool to optimize sales processes, enhance marketing initiatives, and improve customer service. Maximizer Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSBritish cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, distribution "Aggressively growing cosmetics manufacturer/distributor Badgequo is in need of corporate software to offer single-truth data, eliminate manual data re-entry, and provide full visibility into its extended supply chain. This organization is a real-life example of a small company with

tms column  international trade logistics (ITL), TMS, cross-industry Descartes continues with yet another in its slew of tuck-in acquisitions to address the needs of TMS, ITL, and routing & mobile tracking in the cloud. Painstaking as it is, this is really the only way to master global logistics expertise and deliver solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments. There is still a lot of room for improvement in terms of geographies (knowledge of local carrier and freight forwarder landscape), Read More