TMS stands for Transportation Management System: a system to control and audit the transportation movements in a supply chain, as well as the resource planning of an organization. TMS can help companies save time and resources by integrating many parts of transportation operations into one complete system. Ted Bowley, Director of Logistics Services at Carter Logistics, provides insights and recommendations on TMS.
Near-sourcing – a business moving its operations closer to where its end products are sold – is a growing trend as well as a strategy in the supply chain industry today. We can credit several factors for the increasing popularity of near-sourcing.
Logistics capacity shortage has been a global phenomenon for years, and it is affecting everyone in the supply chain including retailers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers.
Legal hour requirements for commercial truck driving have an impact on your supply chain efficiency. Here are some ways that the driving requirements differ between Mexico and the US.
Demanding equality seems easy in theory but has proven difficult to execute for a plethora of reasons. A positive way to combat the problem is to focus on opportunities for women to add unique value to the industry.
A poor supply chain management system can be costly in more ways than one. Here are three examples of how sub-par supply chain management can harm your business.
For a deeper insight into the benefits of working with a yard management provider, we spoke with Matt Capocci, the Director of Dedicated Logistics for Carter.
Automotive shipping holds unique challenges, especially in terms of dealing with inventory management and supply chain cost reduction. The logistical difficulties for transporting parts from one or more locations to their destination—like a distribution center or assembly plant—all add up to tremendous logistics costs.
Making a choice about outsourcing logistics can be intimidating for companies of every size. Using transportation brokers or contracting warehousing space directly offers some short-term benefits, but these are limited and they lack the added value required to help companies stay competitive in the current market.
The US driver shortage is no secret. However, what some may not realize is the spread of the issue. Cross-border logistics has taken a hit from the driver shortage as the demand for product movement has continued to rise.