Entries by Arthur Steijlen

Fleet Management Evolves From Track And Trace To Strategic Business Intelligence

Today’s fleet management solutions provide far more than just location data. The past two decades have seen tremendous advancement in the functionality of GPS-based solutions. Initially a tactical tool used to get from point A to point B more efficiently, continued development has transformed onboard GPS units into robust mobile workforce solutions, providing a full […]

Transportation Management Systems: 5 Shipper Demands Shaping the TMS Landscape

Characterized as one of the fastest growing enterprise application markets by ARC Advisory Group, the transportation management systems (TMS) sector has been growing at a double-digit rate over the last couple of years—and isn't showing signs of letting up anytime soon. A technology solution that helps companies efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively move freight from origin […]

When did Supply Chain Solutions Become Mature?

I am not sure exactly when it happened, but one day I woke up and realized that supply chain solutions such as warehouse management systems (WMS) are finally considered “mature” software applications. Being in the logistics Industry for 45 years, this was quite an epiphany for me. I spent my early years working with companies […]

The Next Generation of TMS Helping More Carriers Become Comprehensive Logistics Service Providers

As shippers and service providers move beyond the now outmoded concept of the “supply chain” (which never really matched the complex realities of surface transportation within North America), they are finding that traditional boundaries between asset and non-asset-based providers are quickly disappearing. Next generation technology solutions are enabling virtually every supply network participant to broaden […]

Less-than-truckload Update: Sunny forecast for carriers

As long as LTL carriers remain disciplined on capacity additions, and the U.S. industrial economy remains strong, the LTL sector is well positioned to continue expanding margins due to operating benefits from increased density and higher freight rates. Analysts agree: It’s time for shippers to pump up the freight budget. “Trucking fleet owners, on their […]

You Asked, We Answered: What Are the Essential Features of Supply Chain Management Software?

As a business owner, you know that an optimized supply chain can increase customer satisfaction and vastly improve shop floor operations. Conversely, a poorly functioning supply chain will ruin relationships with suppliers and customers, and will cause headaches in every aspect of business. Luckily, many business owners turn to their supply chain management (SCM) software […]

Integrated warehouse and labor management systems lift efficiency by 18%

Hopewell Logistics establishes and maintains standards with mobile dashboards and real-time visibility. With a new warehouse management system (WMS) and labor management system (LMS) tool, Hopewell Logistics was able to provide clients with a 10% efficiency gain within four months before reaching 18% improvement in the first year. Hopewell Logistics, a third-party logistics provider in […]

Eight Ways Cloud Is Making Supply Chains Very Smart

In the world of supply chains, signing on a new partner or trading partner has typically marked the beginning of a marathon. Whether by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), EDIFACT, cXML, ebXML, value added networks, portals, or the rest of the alphabet soup of connectivity approaches, a great deal of time and effort is required to […]

Logistics Technology: TMS gets more warehouse aware

TMS and YMS expand on integration and supply chain visibility capabilities, gaining a better handle on warehouse constraints in the process.  The biggest trend within the transportation management system (TMS) and yard management system (YMS) markets is not so much incremental features within each market, but capabilities that blend TMS and YMS with other supply […]

Premier European Logistics chooses LoGeo TMS

Premier European Logistics chooses LoGeo TMS! On October the 20th, Premier European Logistics Ltd confirmed their decision to switch from their current legacy system to the LoGeo Transportation Management Solution from Information Makers B.V. Under this contract Information Makers will supply Premier European Logistics Ltd with its optimal Transportation Management Solution (TMS) including all the available modules […]