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How to Optimise Transportation Investments

How to Optimise Transportation Investments

Transportation sourcing is a significant challenge for many companies. Typically, the procurement process to identify potential new carriers and award business requires a major investment of resources. The transportation team must develop a request for proposal (RFP), follow up on carrier responses, evaluate multiple award scenarios, and implement new carriers into the mix. In many cases, companies do not have a dedicated resource to manage the freight procurement process, resulting in usage of key personnel from other areas to support the sourcing event.

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Peak Season or Seasons?

Peak Season or Seasons?

When is peak season for your business? While the answer depends on your industry, products, customers, and other factors, chances are that most organisations across the board would have a different answer today than five or certainly 10 years ago. The new normal for many businesses is waves of peak throughout the year.

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As The Fuel Price Increases A TMS Can Save You Money in So Many Ways…

As The Fuel Price Increases A TMS Can Save You Money in So Many Ways…

In South Africa, the number of companies that utilise a Transportation Management System (TMS) to manage their transportation is low compared to our European and US counterparts. But this is rapidly changing with the arrival of Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) based TMS systems that are cost effective and quicker to implement. In this article, Transnova offers you a viewpoint from the US where Steve Banker, co-author of Logistics Viewpoints and a contributor to Forbes.com and the LeanLogistics blog, discusses the areas where TMS offers the greatest financial impact.

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Strategic Inbound Optimisation

Strategic Inbound Optimisation

Inbound transportation management presents an interesting dilemma for many supply chains. It is one of the last components of the management of an efficient supply chain. As suppliers and partners bring the critical freight to an organisation, the lack of visibility to that freight can cause variability and risk that can impact the rest of the supply chain. The unfortunate reality for many companies is that they don’t have that required visibility to reduce or manage those variations; inbound has become a blind spot. Any blind spot will impede an organisation from reaching their objectives.

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Transnova global TMS partner, BluJay Solutions, connects with visibility specialist project44

Transnova global TMS partner, BluJay Solutions, connects with visibility specialist project44

Transnova is pleased to announce that technology partner, BluJay Solutions - a global leader in Transportation Management Systems (TMS), has partnered with project44, the industry’s leading Advanced Visibility Platform™ for shippers and logistics service providers, in a move which unites TMS services with transport visibility and connectivity offerings.

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Transportation Management Outsourcing

Transportation Management Outsourcing

Over the past two decades the global trend towards the outsourcing of transportation management has grown significantly within the cargo owner community. This in turn has fuelled consolidation within the Logistics Service Provider (LSP) network, resulting in the emergence of the ‘Mega LSP’ whose organisation often dwarfs that of the client who they are servicing. South Africa has paralleled this global phenomenon.

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Letsema-Transnova Partnership To Disrupt Local Supply Chain Sector

Letsema-Transnova Partnership To Disrupt Local Supply Chain Sector

South Africa’s traditional logistics companies rely on large, costly facilities and extensive transport fleets to service the country’s supply chain and logistics needs. An industry vital to South Africa’s economic performance and future growth, yet weighed down by costly overheads, the need for efficiency improvement and cost optimisation has never been greater.

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Transnova global partner, BluJay Solutions, recognised as a ‘Challenger’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Transnova global partner, BluJay Solutions, recognised as a ‘Challenger’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Transnova is proud to announce that technology partner, BluJay Solutions, a global innovator in Transportation Management Systems (TMS), has been positioned as a ‘Challenger’ in Gartner's 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.” BluJay achieves the highest and furthest position for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in the Challengers quadrant.

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