Kewill Transport TMS Gets Cozy with Trucking Industry Titans

Three-quarters of large carriers in the United States and Canada are already part of the Kewill carrier network One of the things that sets Kewill Transport apart in the transportation management system [TMS] space is its built-in carrier network – the largest in the United States with 16,000+ carriers and growing. That includes most of…

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Carrier Connectivity: The Heartbeat of a Healthy TMS

Kewill recently published a white paper with Supply Chain Management Review that explains the importance of collaboration in effective transportation management and highlights the value in building a TMS based on carrier connectivity. This blog summarizes key points from the full paper, “Carrier Connectivity: The Critical Component of Transportation Management.” A transportation management system [TMS]…

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The Four Steps to a Successful Software Purchase

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a lively roundtable discussion sponsored by Food Logistics called “Software and Technology Part II: Wringing out Costs, Elevating ROI.” It was an enlightening discussion (which you can listen to on demand), and a lot of the questions directed to me were about the software buying process.…

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eLog Jam: New ELD Ruling Could Further Constrict Capacity

Next week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is set to issue a new rule requiring truck drivers to begin using new electronic logging devices [ELDs or “eLogs”] to track their hours behind the wheel. Why is this noteworthy? Because by and large, the drivers hate this proposal, with many threatening to bolt the business…

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Is It Time to Bring Your TMS Back to the Future?

Remember the 1980s? If you lived through them, the answer is probably “how could I forget?” It was an interesting time. Technology was making huge advances even as it was becoming more accessible, with giant mainframe computers morphing into desktop PCs. Back then tech breakthroughs seemed momentous. Now we just chuckle when we think back…

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Warm Up to the Iceberg Principle When Buying a TMS

When it comes to shipping [of the high seas variety], it’s always best to not approach icebergs. But when buying a TMS for shipping, the iceberg approach can be a good thing. Let me explain. Whenever shopping for a big-ticket item it’s human nature to get distracted by the bells and whistles. With a house,…

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“Cloud-y” with a Certainty of Meatballs?

How the Cloud Gets Perishable Foods Shipped Faster and More Accurately Than Ever Ever have this problem: You leave the grocery store with a couple of quarts of ice cream and quickly realize it’s so hot out that you’ll need to break every imaginable traffic law and keep the AC blasting the whole way home…

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Why was Kewill Named a Top 100 Logistics IT Provider?

We are happy to announce that Kewill has been selected as an InBound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for the seventh consecutive year. Every year, InBound Logistics editors recognize 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. This year, Kewill was selected from a pool of more than 400 providers for leading…

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Questions to Ask When Evaluating TMS Solutions

Evaluating TMS solutions is no easy feat. There are many vendors, options and solutions available. As a follow-up to my previous blog post discussing the recent changes in the TMS landscape, I would like to share a checklist that can be referenced when evaluating TMS solutions: 1. What problem(s) are we trying to solve? Be…

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How to Save 20% on Freight Invoice Processing Costs This Year

Freight processing is often a source of hidden costs – and most shippers have no good mechanism in place to identify and address the inaccuracies that lead to these costs. For that reason, gaining access to freight invoice reconciliation technology can be the secret to unlocking over 20% recurring savings on freight invoice processing. Many…

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Compliance Domain Expertise Critical to Keeping Global Supply Chain Moving

Experienced supply chain professionals can usually speak authoritatively on issues surrounding transportation and warehousing, yet frequently fall silent on the mysterious world of compliance. This contrast highlights the complexity of compliance, and how there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to complying with the customs and security regulations imposed by different countries and regions. …

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