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 |2020-08-19T20:24:14+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, [...]

Connected Transportation: Understanding Real-World IoT Use-Cases Within Transportation

By |2018-12-26T20:38:27+00:00May 21st, 2018|

First of all, it’s an absolute pleasure to join the Aptude blog team! It’s really exciting to cover some of the amazing things in tech and transportation. I’ve had the chance to work with a variety of technologies and industries and definitely find logistics and transportation to be absolutely fascinating. Specifically, there is a [...]

Top 5 Challenges of Last Mile Delivery

By |2018-12-19T19:57:46+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Whether you’re a newbie or veteran as a logistics provider, it’s critical to recognize the many challenges the last mile delivery runs into and how to mitigate them. The last mile delivery is the most difficult to achieve for a startup or for a relatively established logistics provider. While there are many challenges in [...]

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The Battle of Transportation Management Systems: Oracle vs SAP

By |2018-12-26T21:06:12+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 [...]

Why Do Transportation Management Systems Fail?

By |2018-12-26T21:09:21+00:00April 16th, 2018|

If you are in business and have any sort of logistics operations, chances are that transportation of goods might have occupied your thoughts at some point of time. Transportation Management Systems (TMS) have traditionally been used to manage transport over land. In an increasingly globalized world, they are becoming de rigueur for managing air and [...]

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History and Impact of Business Intelligence on the Logistics and Transportation Industry

By |2018-10-25T21:06:09+00:00December 20th, 2016|

Business intelligence (BI) has revolutionized logistics and transportation, and the rate of change is only increasing. Before we look at where the industry is headed, though, let’s take a moment to look at how far it’s come. The concepts of logistics and transportation are as old as trade itself. The term logistics was first used [...]

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