Transportation Management News — October, 2008

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Where's Transportation Management Headed?
Transportation accounts for 50 percent or more of the logistics costs of most companies. It's no wonder most are looking at such options as fuel hedging, improving load factors, putting their transportation out for bid, investigating intermodal and rail, and collaborating with others. And, of course, investing in transportation management systems, says Adrian Gonzalez, research director of ARC Advisory Group. The TMS market was valued at $1bn in 2006, and it's only going to grow, he says. "If you can't justify a TMS in this environment today, I don't know when you can."...
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Eniram Creates U.S. Subsidiary in Florida for Serving Ocean Carriers
Eniram Ltd., the Helsinki, Finland-based provider of decision-support systems for the ocean-shipping industry, is establishing a wholly owned subsidiary based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The new office, operating under the name Eniram Inc., is part of a push by the company to strengthen its...
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enVista Offering New Menu of Outsourced Transportation Services
enVista, a provider of software and consulting services for transportation management, has expanded its menu of outsourced activities. The company is offering a wide range of project-based transportation consulting options, including supply-chain and transportation network design, master planning, rate analysis and benchmarking, and procurement. Process-design activities focus on...
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Getting Back to the Basics
The soaring cost of energy has forced companies to take a fresh look at transportation management. Even businesses with existing applications are being drawn to the latest technology offerings, in hopes of cutting costs, boosting visibility and fostering collaboration with supply-chain partners. Brad Wyland, senior research analyst of supply chain management with Aberdeen Group, talks about the changes that are taking place in the transportation sector. In particular, companies are looking to improve the way product moves...
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Kewill Teams With Oracle to Integrate Transportation Applications
Kewill has entered into a marketing agreement with Oracle Corp. The deal calls for the two to integrate Kewill Flagship, the vendor's multi-carrier shipping-management software, with existing and future versions of Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) for customers worldwide. In addition, the companies will collaborate on applicable sales and marketing opportunities. The integration provides OTM customers with...
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Transportation Data Becomes 'Golden Nugget'
Transportation Management Systems that enable the collaborative sharing of data throughout the enterprise are leading companies to view transportation information as a 'golden nugget' of value creation, says Beth Enslow, senior vice president for supply chain risk at Marsh Inc. Enslow explains why eight out of nine TMS users are now outside the transportation department....
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