With rising rates, limited capacity, and new trucking regulations, shippers and 3PL are operating in a much more challenging environment. One of the keys to managing all the complexities is technology. We are well beyond the days where companies could get by with spreadsheets and manual process. Those who want to survive in today’s market need the benefits that only advanced technology can provide, such as tightening processes, creating efficiencies, capturing insights from data, and enhancing overall visibility of the entire transportation network.
At the center of this technology discussion are Transportation Managements Systems (TMS) that have a full set of capabilities from business intelligence and optimization to procurement and fleet management. And, the ultimate advantages in deploying modern transportation technology are found in knowing more, doing more with less, and being prepared when market conditions change.
In this Talking Logistics video interview, Jim Davis, Vice President of Optimization Solutions for MercuryGate, and Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante, SCM; explore the current transportation landscape and offer actionable ways shippers and 3PLs can use TMS technology to optimize their supply chains.