Bringing Insight and Savings to a Retailer’s Freight Spend

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January 31, 2022 Tags: Retail, Finance, Transportation AFS helped an agricultural supply retailer achieve freight savings through spend optimization and a more flexible carrier mix, as well as gain benefits from an automated shipping process. The Challenge Throughout its 35-year history, an agricultural supply retailer has quickly grown through acquisitions […]

5 Ways to Mitigate High Freight Rates

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July 16, 2018 | By Bob Farrell Tags: Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Consistent economic growth in industries dependent on logistics has increased freight demand, creating more loads than available trucks. Spot market rates are up 25 to 35 percent over 2017, and analysts expect tight capacity and higher costs […]

Managing Transportation: Insider Tips and Winning Strategies

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January 31, 2022 Tags: Inventory Management, Transportation Management, Transportation Transportation management has become increasingly complex and challenging. To help you cope, Inbound Logistics asked the experts to share their brightest advice. Keys to Transportation Management in Uncertain Times In the wake of the pandemic, supply chains everywhere must navigate shipping […]

TMS Keeps the Presses Running

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OVOL USA’s needed a transportation management system (TMS) that would meet the unique needs of all the company’s divisions and was relatively straightforward to implement and use. By partnering with ShippersEdge, he found a system that met both goals.

TMS Guide 2022 – Inbound Logistics

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May 05, 2022 Tags: Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Technology Inbound Logistics offers this annual guide of some top TMS providers and solutions that can put you on the right road toward improved transportation management and performance. Recent supply chain disruptions have raised interest in transportation management systems […]

The Impact of Technology on Trucking

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April 17, 2019 | By Bill Mathews Tags: Trucking, Technology , Supply Chain Trucking companies and fleet managers must incorporate emergent tech and process innovations to stay relevant and retain their competitive edge. Traditionally, business models, processes and operations in the transportation and logistics industry have been defined by infrastructure […]

How to Manage LTL Spend with a TMS

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April 20, 2020 Tags: Trucking, Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Finance If you don’t know how much your company spends on LTL shipments, you’re not alone. Because of the complex nature of LTL moves and the complicated pricing structure, you may be paying more than you need to and leaving margin […]

2022 Logistics IT Perspectives – Inbound Logistics

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April 07, 2022 | By Merrill Douglas Tags: Logistics I.T., Cloud Computing, Technology , Supply Chain, Automation Companies rely on logistics technology to help navigate a landscape reshaped by a pandemic and evolving customer demand. Our annual logistics IT market research report explores the challenges these companies face and the […]

TMS: Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies – Inbound Logistics

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May 11, 2021 | By Karen Kroll Tags: Trucking, Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Transportation Transportation management systems are key to managing Supply chain disruptions, shifting capacity, fluctuating fuel costs and demanding e-commerce customer requirements. Most of us recall store shelves emptied of cleaning and paper products in the early days […]

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