Improving Technology to Keep Transportation Management Costs Down

By |2018-12-26T19:41:28+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 [...]

Five lessons to Learn from Amazon in Transportation Management

By |2018-12-26T19:42:05+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 [...]

Overcoming the Challenges of LTL Shipping

By |2018-12-26T19:55:14+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 [...]

Software Developer BI – Multiple Positions

By |2018-12-18T20:31:46+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 [...]

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

By |2018-12-26T19:44:59+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 [...]

Lessons in Transportation Management: Case Studies of Five Technical Solutions

By |2018-12-26T19:46:45+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 [...]

The Power of Data: How Leading Organizations Leverage Advanced Transportation Management for Competitive Advantages

By |2018-12-26T19:55:41+00:00June 13th, 2018|

Logistics is never easy. In fact, a single mistake not only throws off the entire process, it can ruin a product and hurt the overall brand as well. The major challenge today is working with more demand while still supporting a constantly growing global supply chain. Every single stat and trend points to more [...]

How ITIL Can Help Integrate Transportation Applications

By |2018-12-26T20:25:52+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, partners, [...]

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