And we have done it! We have made it to the end of the “Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015…So Far” series! We don’t know which category we love more than the Transportation Category. We’ve already featured all the other popular blog posts from logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and freight over this week. The most popular blogs are centered around Infographics, reports, facts, and trends…as expected. Our goal is to provide, on a daily basis, education around these 5 main categories.
Naturally, talking about transportation and transportation management is the Thomasholmes wheel house. We’ve been providing transportation management technology, by way of our TMS, the Thomasholmes Rater, and transportation management services to shippers since 1997. We’ve come a long way baby, and with our expertise in the space, our blog is our little corner of the internet to show it off!
The transportation blog posts focus on trends, trucking, and technology. If you want to read all the transportation blog posts we have, head on over to that category now. If you want only posts on transportation management, we also have a blog category on that too here.
5 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2015…So Far
As with all of the other series, the transportation blog posts below are all written in 2015 and are the most viewed by page view in 2015. We feature the below starting with the fifth most popular leading up to the most popular transportation blog post of 2015 so far. We hope you’ve enjoyed this series!
1. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain
It’s no secret that anything “mobile” is all the rage today.
However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. In fact, the introduction of Qualcomm’s OmniTracs™ in 1988 and UPS’ roll-out of the DIAD (Delivery Information Acquisition Device) four years later are prime examples of pioneering companies investing in mobile technology as a means to drive efficiencies and create competitive advantage.
Author Malcolm Gladwell defined a “tipping point” as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.” For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. >>> Read More about the Impact of Mobile Technology
2. What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like? A Look To 2018 and Beyond
Transport management systems, also known as TMS, have come a long way since the 1980s when rudimentary applications with basic features were introduced. Until recently, the main aim of TMS was to help shippers increase efficiency and cut transportation costs by allowing them to choose modes and manage transportation orders. While this is still true today, the latest TMS applications aim to offer comprehensive solutions to deal with the complexities of global shipping business as well as third party logistics.
Still, the use of transport management systems is largely confined to big shipping and 3PL companies due to high implementation and maintenance costs, which have deterred most small to mid level shippers. According to a report published by Inbound Logistics, only about 35% of shippers are currently using TMS and most of them are large companies. This means that most small companies are missing out on the benefits of TMS applications. >>> Read More of what the Future of TMS Looks Like
3. Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017
The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. In fact, according to a released, in-depth analysis of the State of Logistics report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals , (CSCMP), the United States expects that by 2017, supply chain organizers will be less concerned with paying higher trucking rates than being able to find trucking container space available to haul their freight. We have heard so much over the years about a coming capacity crunch crisis, many argue if crisis is the proper terminology. >>> Read More about the Looming Capacity Crunch
4. Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits
Businesses today often need a bit of help moving their bottom line forward. Outsourcing various parts of your company to other businesses that specialize in those areas has long been a solution that can give you excellent results. Here at Thomasholmes, we understand that it isn’t easy to turn over a major part of your company to the hands of someone else. This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs.
However, outsourcing non-core competencies has now become a widely accepted practice across many industries. One company may outsource IT hosting capabilities while another outsources customer service and yet another fulfillment needs. >>> Read the Rest of the Report on Outsourcing Transportation Management
5. The 4 Key Processes Enabled by a Transport Management System (TMS) in 2015
The popularity of the use of transport management system (TMS) has been growing steadily in the last few years. However, its usage is yet to reach a point where shipping professionals consider it indispensable for their business. In fact, recent studies have shown that only about 35 percent of shippers are using TMS to manage their operations. And many of them are still using old versions and have not decided to upgrade to the latest version.
However, most of the shipping professionals have at least some knowledge of TMS and are aware that they will have to start using it at some point in the future if they want to continue doing business. >>> Read More about the 4 Key Processes Enabled By TMS
What is your favorite of our Transporation Blog Posts? What other transportation blog posts from other websites would you share? Let us know in the comments section below.