Inbound Logistics names TransportGistics as Top 100
Logistics IT Companies for 2023!
For the twentieth consecutive year, the editors of Inbound Logistics Magazine have recognized the valuable contributions that TransportGistics has provided to the industry and their customers. "We're honored to receive this recognition,” stated Alan Miller, President of TransportGistics, “It's this type of feedback, along with that of our customers', that affirms our philosophy that solutions should not be more complicated than the problems they are trying to solve. We will continue to incorporate that attitude in our new products and services over the coming years.”
The ever changing industrial landscape presents new opportunities and pitfalls for companies. Supply Chain professionals are on the frontline and must be sensitive to the effects of a fluid economy. With the growing requirements for total transportation control and cost reduction along with the abundance of alternatives, opportunities for success can rapidly shift to failure.TransportGistics’ customer driven transportation and logistics management solutions are founded on the principal of “returning control” to our customers.
According to Felicia Stratton, the Editor of Inbound Logistics Magazine, "Inbound Logistics readers face complex, demanding challenges: matching demand to supply and aligning their business to support that business process evolution; speeding and reducing inventory; managing complete visibility of products from one end of the supply chain to the other. Logistics technology has become the enabler, providing the tools global businesses need to compete. Inbound Logistics editors are proud to honor TransportGistics as a 2023 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for excellence in providing solutions that answer our readers' need for ROI, ease of use, and efficient implementation."
Every April, Inbound Logistics editors recognize 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. Selecting the annual Top 100 Logistics IT providers is no small task, given the pace of change and the number of new entrants in the logistics technology market. Inbound Logistics editors whittled this year's list from more than 300 companies through a comprehensive process of evaluating questionnaires, conducting research, and soliciting reader feedback. The goal is to provide a balanced and accurate assessment of our readers' needs and the logistics IT companies we believe are best suited to meet their specific requirements. All companies selected reflect leadership by answering Inbound Logistics readers' need for simplicity, ROI, and efficient implementation.
TransportGistics Inc. releases new web based carrier bid optimization solution reducing transportation expense
“TGI-Bid” is the latest deployed solution directed at optimizing transportation spend through the web on a per shipment basis.
This solution provides shippers a web based environment that allows their designated, pre approved carrier partners the opportunity to bid on shipments over the web. Selections can be made based on various criteria such as price or ability to meet certain service requirements.
“Carrier pricing agreements for LTL and parcel certainly play an important role in the shipper’s arsenal” states Kerry Loudenback, VP of sales for TransportGistics. “The ability to augment those agreements with spot market pricing accross modes can be a very powerful way for shippers to reduce their overall freight spend.” TGI-Bid has been developed to stand alone or work in an integrated environment with TransportGistics solutions. TGI-bid has already been intergared with TGI-Rater, the company's web based shipment rating and routing solution as well as RoutingGuides.com and InsourceAudit. Other Saas solutions offered by the company are:
• ProductReturns.com- Reverse Logistics• FreightTracing.com- SupplyChain visibility
COMPANIES FOCUSING ON SUPPLY CHAIN IMPROVEMENT OFTEN OVERLOOK SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
TransportGistics releases upgrades and enhancements to RoutingGuides.com to Manage Enhanced Vendor Communications
Mt Sinai , NY – TransportGistics Inc., a leader in online technology solutions for transportation management today announced the addition of new features to its www.RoutingGuides.com solution including web based creation and retention of NAFTA Certificates and Manufacturers Affidavit of Origin.
To be effective, freight transportation purchasing programs should be represented by a documented freight transportation purchasing profile. To be successful, this program must include Routing Management and Control.
Routing Management and Control, is the policy that: 1. Manages the freight, internally and throughout the supply chain 2. Administers the rules of engagement3. And executes the functional tasks
Its overall influence on the supply chain is palpable; and when you drill down to the operating components it manages, it should be clear that an effective and efficient Routing Management & Control policy plays a mission critical role in driving successful freight transportation practices and relationships.
With RoutingGuides.com:• The production, maintenance and distribution of Routing Guides is easier, faster and less expensive by eliminating the need to print, distribute and track the receipt of new or updated Routing Guides. • It is easier for shippers to comply with routing instructions by eliminating paperwork, the need to find the most current version of a particular Routing Guide and by providing a simple Route Inquiry tool. • Communications are improved as RoutingGuides.com provides a mechanism to convey all of your logistics requirements to your vendors, customers and DC's. • Overall freight expense and costs associated with transportation management are reduced. • Carriers, customers, and vendors access as needed secure, intuitive, user-friendly screens that enables them to easily obtain and configure correct route assignments, corresponding rules, conditions, and exceptions.
New features take advantage of the inherent channel established between RoutingGuides.com, its customers and their vendors. As the world’s third largest appliance manufacturer, BSH Home Appliances Corp. has been using RoutingGuides.com to communicate their rules of engagement, including import rules and carrier selection to their vendors. According to Guy Wynant of BSH’s Foreign Trade Compliance,”our vendors have been accessing our routing guide on a regular basis to acquire our trading partner rules of engagement, yet we needed a methodology to collect information from them. RoutingGuides.com was the perfect vehicle for this.”
Today, BSH’s vendors can execute their NAFTA Certificate of Origin and Manufacturer's Affidavit of Origin through RoutingGuides.com. The vendor can enter the data, sign the forms online, and print the form for their own records. BSH can then download the source data directly from RoutingGuides.com, execute the necessary paperwork and reproduce the printed forms.
According to Wynant, “we’ve streamlined the entire process and anticipate quicker filings, with less effort and the elimination of clerical errors.”
RoutingGuides.com simplifies and enhances the entire compliance process and concurrently leverages all shipment volumes to drive down transportation costs. It identifies a shipper’s choice of carriers to be used for shipments of merchandise varying in weight and service, and it identifies all shipping, packing, marking, and communications requirements as well.
“We are pleased with the natural expansion of our RoutingGuides.com product. By virtue of its position as a facilitator within the customer – vendor relationship, we continue to create additional functionality to improve the flow of information between our customers and their trading partners” stated Alan Miller, President of TransportGistics. “By leveraging our technology and linking RoutingGuides.com with our other products, our customers have the unique ability to collect, manage, and execute on information that is not readily provided by other solutions.”
Electronic Access Pushes Paper Routing Guide Into Obsolescence
A new technology, which can be accessed through the web at www.routingguides.com, improves and speeds up communications between shippers, carriers, and consignees. Users are able to post and manage routing and vendor compliance manuals on the web with immediate communications to vendors. The technology also enables companies to replace slow-moving paper documents with electronic Advance Shipment Notifications, Bills of Lading, tracing, tracking and other reports.
Routing guides are a primary transportation management tool. They enable shippers to ensure that their vendors and customers are using the carriers, rates and services that they negotiated. They also enable shippers to maintain a manageable number of delivering carriers to maximize efficiencies of the freight receiving process. However, more than any other supply chain tool, the War and Peace –sized printed routing manuals are universally considered a headache by shippers who have to update, print, and distribute them, and by vendors who have to comply with their complicated instructions.
RoutingGuides.com enables shippers to simplify this entire process and concurrently leverage all shipment volumes to drive down transportation costs. It identifies a shippers choice of carriers to be used for shipments of merchandise varying in weight and service, and it identifies all shipping, packing, marking, and communications requirements as well. RoutingGuides.com also provides transit times, delivery requests and links between shipping and inventory.
"Implementation opens a door to a world of valuable information," said Alan Miller, President of RoutingGuides.com. "Shippers can access information at any point along the route, and carriers, customers and vendors access as needed a secure, clear, user-friendly inquiry screen that enables them to easily obtain correct route assignments, corresponding rules, conditions, and exceptions."
"And compliance is easily monitored," added Miller. "Shippers finally can gain control of all decisions that affect the way products are delivered. Updating is immediate, access by carriers, customers and vendors is immediate, and notification of compliance is immediate. All at a fraction of the cost necessary to maintain the obsolete paper routing guide."