MercuryGate University For Educators

Why Use MercuryGate University

Supply chains are increasingly digitized, and more companies are storing their supply chain data in SaaS-based solutions. MercuryGate has noted the shift, and is highly engaged in presenting professionals and students with a complete understanding of this move.

We offer educators the opportunity to provide hands-on learning programs. How? By providing complimentary transportation management software to educational institutions. With, A goal to help develop world leading supply chain classroom programs.

Teaming with MercuryGate University, educational leaders are able to build real-world supply chain technical scenarios to truly test their students. The program’s success builds on unique opportunities for students and faculty, alike to develop more comprehensive skills using one of the best modern TMS software systems.

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What MercuryGate University Provides You

Transportation Management Software

MercuryGate offers one of the most comprehensive and highly configurable TMS platforms hosting a suite of modular solutions for all stages of the transportation management lifecycle. Today, more than 300,000 supply chain professionals across 80+ countries rely on MercuryGate solutions to manage their transportation operations.

The MercuryGate TMS:

  • Allows you to plan, optimize, execute, and settle global transportation movements.
  • Supports all modes of transportation on a single platform, including Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal.
  • Delivers end-to-end visibility, better inventory forecasting, and increased accuracy of shipments.
  • Provides an extensive range of options to find capacity, including spot buying and buying on contract.
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Faculty Program Benefits

  • Direct use of the MercuryGate TMS software’s full suite of tools for special research projects.
  • A well-developed and sophisticated learning program to provide your students with an advanced level of learning.
  • Co-authored publications, potential for case study development, and speaking engagement opportunities.
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Professor James Stock - University of South Florida Portrait

The hands-on experience with the MercuryGate TMS is preparing our students for a workplace that is more and more centered around technology. Students with these technical skills are more prepared and ready to start contributing on day one of their first job.

James R. Stock, PhD, Professor of Business & Economics, University of South Florida

Membership is FREE for Participating Schools


MercuryGate University is unique in the supply chain field. No other transportation software company offers anything like it, and our leadership team and employees are passionate about it. Our customers tell us it’s something they value, as they receive the benefit of having more prepared and skilled talent entering the workforce.

The program is completely free to use for academic purposes – your curriculum, labs, and academic research are included. MercuryGate also provides training and assistance with platform configuration and set up to ensure you get the most from our software.

Use the MercuryGate software suite for special research projects or to provide business consulting. Take advantage of opportunities for speaking engagements, case studies, and co-authored publishing.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the MercuryGate TMS

This course takes students through a typical process tree for designing and execution of route and load workflows. The class defines the process of creating, rating, tendering, tracking delivery, invoicing, and all the way to the settlement of a freight shipment. Each topic point includes an interactive video presentation and an adjoining lab to practice procedures. Modules are able to be completed within 30 minutes sessions.

Topics Include:

  1. A first-hand look at the MercuryGate TMS
  2. Creation of a routes or loads
  3. What rating is
  4. Determining carrier capacity
  5. Tendering a load
  6. Tracking freight
  7. Carrier invoicing
  8. Customer invoicing
  9. Exceptions
  10. Multi-modal and complex moves
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Leveraging the MercuryGate TMS for shippers, Logistics Providers, or Freight Brokers

The interactive training courses for the MercuryGate TMS covers knowledge needed to get loads from creation to delivery and settlement in different industry segments.

The courses include demonstrations with hands-on exercises and interactive challenges to give you, the student, live situations within a TMS environment. The courses cover real-world, “day in the life” scenarios for missed pickups, expired and rejected tenders, late arrivals, and other challenges.

Quizzes help reinforce key concepts. A slide deck of flashcards accompanies the class for easily accessed and quick reference to extend your learning.


Modern Technology for Transportation Management by Steve Blough and Howard Troxler

This book applies robust Transportation Management System (TMS) solutions to the modern challenges of the supply chain and logistics services provider industries.

The chapters address topics like:

  • Obtaining market rates
  • Finding carrier capacity
  • Managing complex movements
  • Handling workflows and exceptions
  • Optimizing loads
  • Directing inbound freight
  • Actively managing carrier records
  • Invoicing
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This book uses as its model the MercuryGate TMS and related software tools developed by MercuryGate International Inc. MercuryGate is a transportation management software company headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.

The Textbook is Available on Amazon

Modern Technology for Transportation Management: ISBN – 13: 978-0996550802

Modern Technology for Transportation Optimization: ISBN – 10: 0996550801

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