Network-based TMS: How Connected Platforms Will Transform Transportation Management in 2020 and Beyond

Network-based TMS: How Connected Platforms Will Transform Transportation Management in 2020 and Beyond

In a keynote presentation earlier this year, Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland As, said, “You can’t run your business in 2020 like it’s still 1999.” Unfortunately, many companies are learning this lesson the hard way as they struggle to respond effectively to the dramatic market changes in 2020.

Is Your Supply Chain Prepared for What Happens Next?

The supply chain is seeing massive peaks and valleys in demand for shipping due to Covid-19. As the market starts to heat up again, even more challenges are expected to arise. How do shippers ensure that their lanes are covered? How do supply chain stakeholders collaborate remotely? And how can shippers build their bench of carriers now, so that they can ensure optimal coverage as the economy grinds back into gear.

The answer to these questions and many more are considered in “Is Your Supply Chain Prepared for What Happens Next?” Hear Dave Lemont and Luke Lefkowitz discuss how Kuebix’s cloud-based TMS and the Kuebix shipping community can be leveraged to move past the challenges brought about by Covid-19. Learn how a combination of collaboration, visibility and capacity will position your company for the greatest chance of success.

 

 

Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management - Kuebix - Adrian Gonzalez

Putting Community in TMS: Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management

Putting Community in TMS: Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management

Transportation management is inherently a network-based business process. It involves an ecosystem of different parties — a community, if you will, of shippers, carriers, consignees, brokers, and others that need to communicate and collaborate with each other in order to transport products and utilize assets and labor as efficiently as possible.

This transportation community is analogous to the connections and relationships enabled by social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. A big difference, however, is that unlike Facebook and LinkedIn, which are powered by network-native software, the transportation community has historically been powered by enterprise-centric software — that is, transportation management systems (TMS) that were designed for, and used primarily by, the transportation function within the four walls of a company.

This fragmented, “inside the four walls” approach makes it challenging to quickly and efficiently match transportation demand with available capacity, as companies of all sizes experienced in 2018. This growing need in the market for better matching of supply and demand, coupled with the rise of cloud computing, software-as-a-service (SaaS), application programming interfaces (APIs), and other emerging technologies, is driving the next evolution of transportation management systems.

Simply put, transportation management systems are transitioning from being “inside the four walls” applications to becoming operating systems that power transportation communities and enable network effects.

Logistics Communities - Kuebix TMS

Leveraging Logistics Communities To Find Capacity in a Tight Market

Leveraging Logistics Communities To Find Capacity in a Tight Market

Companies that leverage logistics communities will be able to secure much-needed capacity in a tight market.

Talking Logistics w/ Adrian Gonzalez

Dan Clark, President & Founder, Kuebix joins Adrian Gonzalez on Talking Logistics

Hear Dan and Adrian discuss the driver shortage, the capacity crunch and how Kuebix’s new FleetMAX offering is helping address these challenges through filling empty fleet backhauls.

Learn more about FleetMAX. 

The Power of Supply Chain Visibility

The Power of Supply Chain Visibility

The Power of Supply Chain Visibility

Most companies today are struggling to achieve visibility and control over their supply chains to effectively manage their cost of goods and consistently meet customer expectations. However, there is a way to leverage technology to provide a platform where suppliers, carriers, and their customers are not only sharing information but also dynamically planning and executing their logistics operations collaboratively.

Driving Supplier, Carrier and Customer Collaboration

If your orders never change, promise dates are always 100% accurate and your warehouse or distribution center runs like a finely oiled machine, there really is no need to read any further. But if you are like most companies, you are struggling to achieve visibility and control over your supply chain to effectively manage your cost of goods and consistently meet the expectations of your internal and external customers.

Use this guide to learn how to leverage technology that provides a platform where suppliers, carriers and their customers are not only sharing information but also dynamically planning and executing their logistics operations collaboratively.