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How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain

How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio

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From a shipper’s perspective, new supply chain technology means things like visibility to shipments, proactive notifications before disruptions occur, and better forecasting for future improvements. But there’s another side of that story to tell—the carrier’s perspective. Technology to make a carrier’s job easier is just as important, if not more so, to a successful supply chain. After all, without carriers, your freight wouldn’t move.
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SXSW: An Unconventional Place to Find the Future of Supply Chain

SXSW: An Unconventional Place to Find the Future of Supply Chain | Transportfolio

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Austin, Texas. Home to the University of Texas. A place they like to keep weird. And the host city for South by Southwest (SXSW). Revered as the greatest place to discover the next big innovation, it welcomes thousands of people with common goals to share ideas, pitch their innovation, seek insights and learn the latest in content, products, and technology.
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Countdown to Black Friday: Is Your Supply Chain Wired for Success?

Countdown to Black Friday: Is Your Supply Chain Wired for Success?.Transportfolio

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In many ways, technology can be the determining factor of what makes or breaks major logistics events, like the upcoming Black Friday shopping holiday. It takes planning and precision to execute an efficient, effective supply chain under typical circumstances; the surge leading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday only magnifies the importance of thorough preparation—or the frustration of a glitch.
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Use Global TMS Technology to Connect Your Supply Chain

Use Global TMS Technology to Connect Your Supply Chain.Transportfolio

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In a world so tied together by technology, why is it that only 35% of shippers use a transportation management system (TMS)? It’s probably the same reason that 70% of those users have used the same software for several years—even if it’s outdated. TMS technology usage is even lower when it comes to global modes as compared to domestic. Change is hard. Implementing or changing a TMS can be arduous. But managed properly, a change to a cloud-based, global TMS could be well worth it.
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