PMI Global Conference 2018 Gallery

By |2018-10-17T16:38:42+00:00October 17th, 2018|

Champions of Change from around the world attended this year’s Global Conference in Los Angeles, and we were one of them. Did you visit with Nagendra or Andrea at our Aptude Booth? Tell them you did. Aptude’s Nagendra Roy is a strategic leader with a proven track record of accomplishment in driving performance and [...]

How to Use Data, AI, and Cognitive Systems to Learn the Voice of the Customer and the Market

By |2018-10-15T16:41:00+00:00October 17th, 2018|

We’ve firmly entered into the age of data. Today, we’re all walking, talking, data-generating engines. As standalone analog devices give way to connected digital devices, the latter will generate vast amounts of data that will, in turn, allow us the chance to refine and improve our systems and processes in previously unimagined ways. Big Data [...]

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 |2018-10-09T18:06:13+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 [...]

Learning about the Power of Data Visualization

By |2018-10-09T18:15:28+00:00August 10th, 2018|

We live in a world that’s driven by data. If you take a look at your everyday life – you’ll quickly see just how much data plays a role in everything you do. Check your phone today? That just generated a lot of data. Maybe you have a smart thermostat at home? That’s definitely generating [...]

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 |2018-10-09T18:20:36+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 [...]

Software Developer BI – Multiple Positions

By |2018-09-19T18:22:41+00:00July 14th, 2018|

Aptude, Inc. in Naperville, IL has multiple openings for Software Developer BI to design, develop, test and implement business intelligence software applications/solutions.  Must have demonstrated experience with complete life cycle design and implementations using Business Objects and Crystal Reports. Responsible for design and implementation of the security structure.  Requires technical team lead experience. Travel and/or [...]

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Logistics is Getting Even More Complicated: Learn How Data Creates Competitive Advantages and Greater Efficiency

By |2018-10-09T18:26:13+00:00July 10th, 2018|

What leading organizations have done around logistics is nothing short of extraordinary. Same-day deliveries, pictures of your item at your front door, advanced tracking capabilities, and new ways to find efficiencies in transporting pretty much anything. However, behind this awesome logistics message are a lot of gears and IT components working very hard to [...]

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