U.S. transportation infrastructure is in bad shape, and logistics professionals are left wondering how much longer it can support the needs of the American supply chain. Government officials have spent years kicking the can down the road, but now the road is crumbling away.
While we don’t often think of it, the supply chain consists of more than just logistics activities, such as transportation, distribution, or warehousing. Marketing, finance, manufacturing, customers, and countless other internal and external factors each create a unique supply chain link. Often, these links operate in their own silos with very little input from the others. But that’s all going to change.
While blockchain has been a buzzword since the first time Bitcoin made the news, shipping stakeholders not directly involved with technology development may not know exactly what it is or how it works.
Is your organization seeking to replace its current Transportation Management System (TMS) or obtain a TMS for the first time? Besides the obvious factors, such as overall cost, functionality that meets your requirements, and the ability to integrate with your current system and trading partners, below are five points to consider when shopping for a TMS.
As businesses and logistics providers know, every process in the supply chain is an opportunity for improvement. Technology and the information age vastly changed – and continue to morph, in enthralling ways – the logistics industry, providing countless opportunities for process optimization.