Jerry Virgo

About Jerry Virgo

Jerry is a software engineer and content writer with an expertise in developing desktop, mobile, and web applications. To contact Jerry, please feel free to reach out to jvirgo@aptude.com.

Types of location tracking for freight shipments – pros and cons

By |2018-10-15T15:20:12+00:00October 15th, 2018|

It’s natural to assume that by implementing Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for your shipments you will not only comply with the latest FMCSA mandate, but will also be able to track your shipment successfully. The answer is a bit trickier than a solid "yes". You see, ELD’s - physical devices with GPS meant to help [...]

Four instances that might require outsourced technical support & maintenance

By |2018-10-25T15:16:50+00:00August 28th, 2018|

Despite all the number crunching that’s involved in planning the development of new app, the actual roadmap - in terms of hours and resources involved - is rather unpredictable. With numerous variables, such as maintenance and integration of legacy applications, sourcing talent, addressing issues in legacy and new apps, and the evolving sentiments of employees [...]

Improving technology to keep transportation management costs down

By |2018-08-29T20:12:10+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Everyone is trying to reduce transportation costs by optimizing business processes, but not all succeed. To understand why that happens, one need not look into the ‘what’, but the ‘how’. The internet is dotted with scores of articles listing best practices and hacks to help shippers save on freight charges. However, what one must understand [...]

5 lessons to learn from Amazon in transportation management

By |2018-10-25T21:03:27+00:00July 30th, 2018|

Transportation was never really supposed to be Amazon’s domain. But today FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Services are threatened by the ecommerce juggernaut’s gradual expansion into their territory. Gartner’s 2016 report states that Amazon has made vast investments in its distribution and delivery network and is poised to disrupt both the 3PL and [...]

Overcoming the challenges of LTL shipping

By |2018-10-09T18:23:51+00:00July 24th, 2018|

When looking for ways to optimize transportation cost, Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping is one of the first options to come to mind. By paying only for the space you use instead of the entire truck, you can significantly reduce your expenditure. However, several challenges complicate the seemingly simple practice. Let’s take a look at [...]

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Lessons in Transportation Management: case studies of 5 technical solutions

By |2018-10-09T18:30:50+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Often, organizations shy away from adopting or upgrading their digital transportation management solutions, because the task seems just too complicated. If that describes your situation, know that you are not alone in feeling so. The solution lies in taking small and meaningful steps. According to Christian Titze, research director at Gartner, supply chain businesses [...]

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How ITIL can help integrate transportation applications

By |2018-10-25T21:04:21+00:00May 30th, 2018|

A strong digital ecosystem is vital for success in transportation. A digital ecosystem works well only when the lifeblood pumping through it - aka data - can be comprehended and manipulated by the diverse applications in action in that ecosystem. In the transportation industry this challenge increases manifold because of the multiplicity of vendors, [...]

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3 ways to modernize your B2B EDI technology & operations

By |2018-10-09T19:20:53+00:00May 21st, 2018|

Outdated technology is a silent killer. According to a 2014 study by Constellation Research, since 2000, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist primarily because of their inability to keep pace with digital transformation. Similarly, according to a 2013 Microsoft study, over 90% of consumers surveyed [...]

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The Battle of Transportation Management Systems: Oracle vs SAP

By |2018-10-25T21:05:01+00:00May 2nd, 2018|

TMS adoption is on the rise and rightly so. Limited capacity is likely to hike freight rates by as much as 4.9% this year. Shippers can not only offset these charges, but further improve their productivity by using Transportation Management Solutions (TMS). TMS make it possible for shippers to streamline their supply chains, and [...]

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