Transportation management systems are widely used by shippers, but transportation consultants contend that because software architecture has changed, cargo owners may be better off cobbling together independent tools to meet their needs.
Transportation management systems (TMS)
Transportation management systems (TMS)
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11 May 2021
An integration with transportation software provider MercuryGate connects Trucker Tools to broker users, but also gives it a more direct link to shippers.
07 May 2021
BluJay Solutions’ acquisition of a rail transportation management software provider rounds out its solutions for shippers that struggle with coordinating rail shipments with movements in other surface transportation modes.
04 May 2021
A partnership between AscendTMS and uShip to combine instant LTL capacity with truckload capacity is designed to enable shippers that typically struggle to secure space from LTL regional and national carriers.
07 Apr 2021
The growth in e-commerce is driving the need for shippers to manage all transportation modes in a single location.
22 Mar 2021
SAP’s transportation management integration with Sedna, which helps companies reduce their volume of emails, is a further sign of software partnerships blossoming in logistics and addressing a need to make inter- and intra-company communication more efficient.
16 Mar 2021
Modal-switching technology tested by MIT and broker GlobalTranz is showing that shippers can save costs by grouping less-than-truckload linehaul freight to multi-stop truckloads.
22 Feb 2021
Financial services group ODDO has invested in shipment management software provider BuyCo as part of a broader aim to tether logistics data to new trade finance products intended to provide an alternative to letters of credit.
05 Feb 2021
E2open returned to the public markets Friday after a six-year absence, a move that will allow the supply chain software provider to continue to grow organically and through acquisitions.
01 Feb 2021
Software providers say the proliferation of integrations between transportation management systems and domestic freight brokers in 2020 hints at a future in which a TMS will no longer be merely a static system, but a living platform.
27 Jan 2021
Another new entrant in the small carrier TMS space, Dallas-based Axele, portends more market structure and available capacity for shippers to tap into.
29 Dec 2020
Technology provider Turvo has attempted to redefine what a transportation management system is since it emerged in 2017, and now it’s targeting big shippers and logistics providers dealing with multiple systems.
22 Dec 2020
The integration between AscendTMS’s widely-used transportation management software with predictive pricing and historical benchmark trucking data from DAT Solutions is a signal that users of such systems want more value piped directly into the platforms on which they rely.
11 Dec 2020
A technology-based freight broker has spun out its technology as a standalone transportation management system (TMS), signaling the need to better connect small carriers to surface capacity for shippers.
08 Dec 2020
3Gtms caters primarily to large enterprise US domestic shippers that have complex freight transportation networks.
01 Dec 2020
Flock Freight, which uses software to aggregate less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments into multi-stop truckloads, has received more than $100 million to expand its alternative to the hub-and-spoke model.
06 Oct 2020
The freight broker Transfix is providing small carriers with free standalone operational technology to align their capacity availability with needs from the company’s shipper customers.
08 Sep 2020
CEVA will use widely used forwarding software CargoWise to replace legacy systems across its global network of offices as it attempts to match new customer-facing digital capability with a more streamlined back-end system.
08 Sep 2020
Uber Freight on Tuesday said it is providing large shippers with tools meant to complement their existing transportation management systems (TMSs), products that might signal an evolution from broker to software provider.
11 Aug 2020
Maersk’s recent entry into the TMS space highlights the range of players targeting different segments of a fragmented shipper market that’s gravitating toward web-based tools.
28 Jul 2020
Maersk’s march toward providing supply chain management services and tools for shippers continues with the addition of a control tower software suite aimed at small and mid-sized shippers.
14 Jul 2020
Microsoft continues to build on its position as a provider of web services to the logistics industry via an expanded relationship with C.H. Robinson, North America’s largest freight broker.
02 Jul 2020
Transplace has begun providing managed transportation-like services to customers that have their own transportation management system but want to be able to benchmark against the data of the $11 billion of freight the 3PL manages.
16 Jun 2020
TMS and supply chain modeling software providers combine to build an integrated “what if” scenario capability for shippers that normally wouldn’t have the resources to acquire and staff such a solution.
01 Jun 2020
The acquisition of FMIC from Chainalytics helps transform DAT Solutions into a broader freight intelligence business aimed at enabling shippers, brokers, and truckers to understand freight costs and pricing.
28 Apr 2020
The race to provide the most complete set of tools to manage the interface of container terminals and drayage is heating up, evidenced by Advent eModal linking with a drayage optimization software provider.
13 Mar 2020
Technological prowess is now an expectation for global third party logistics providers. Allport Cargo Services’ approach is not to build its own proprietary systems, but to act as a superuser of Infor Nexus’ shipping software.
02 Mar 2020
Logistics system integration provider Chain.io will help shippers and forwarders connect to carrier track-and-trace data via a standard established by the container line-led Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) in January.
16 Jan 2020
The freight broker GlobalTranz is expanding its reach in the managed transportation services market with the acquisition of Cerasis, a broker that effectively acts as provider of transportation management software and often runs the software for its less-than-truckload, parcel, and final mile customers.
09 Jan 2020
Two technology firms are taking an ambitious step toward bringing shippers, trucking companies, and logistics providers together on one transportation management platform.
27 Dec 2019
Virtually every notable new domestic freight broker in the US tied up at least one direct integration with a major transportation management system (TMS) provider in 2019, a trend that will likely continue in the coming years.
09 Dec 2019
Brokers with digital freight marketplaces continue to partner with widely used TMS providers to give users of those systems direct access to electronic capacity and booking capabilities, while the marketplaces get an influx of direct shippers customers.
14 Nov 2019
Carolyn Glynn, director, imports, Sealink International provides a recap of the JOC LogTech19 Conference panel on automation of freight procurement, the question of contracts that don't hold carriers to their allocation commitment, and how this movement will change the very meaning of procurement.
08 Aug 2019
Partnerships between TMS providers, digital brokers, and visibility providers are becoming commonplace, but that doesn’t mean the blurring between those models is easy for shippers to understand.
16 Jul 2019
Shippers benefit from logistics systems integrations, some of which they don’t even see, as 3PLs and software vendors develop embedded pricing and visibility functionality.
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