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Real-Time Visibility Trend Report 2021


Welcome to the digital age Supply chain operations were really put to the test in 2020. It was those companies that digitalized operations and utilized real-time visibility to address issues in real-time that were able to successfully manage disruptions. For many, the main takeaway from 2020, is that if you don’t know where your transports are, you really should. Therefore, moving through 2021, there must be an increasing emphasis on not only getting products from A to B, but doing this in a way that ensures full transparency at every step and where data is shared almost instantaneously from end-to-end. This may seem like a tall order, but luckily, there is a solution.   Why real-time visibility? Real-time visibility (RTV) is an essential tool for businesses looking to create a holistic overview of operations and digitize processes, making it the word on everyone’s lips in 2021 – particularly after the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19 in 2020. Going digital means leaving behind old manual processes and technologies, including tedious manual forms of communication, in favour of a more connected and efficient supply chain. This largely involves automated processes, the ability to respond in real-time and make accurate data-driven decisions. Previously, RTV has slipped under the radar when talking about digitalization. In 2019, Transporeon published a Visibility Report which found that, accordingly to industry experts, “the digitalization of transport logistics is progressing relatively slowly” and that it “has improved only slightly over previous years”. The report also highlighted that in a previous study, produced in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University, transport transparency was found to be a key factor in achieving ‘Industry 4.0’. Interestingly, Transporeon’s report found more than 30% of shippers already use cloud-based platforms when placing orders and tracking shipments, which also included automatically sharing status information with all parties. This left around 70% of shippers operating in the dark. Fast forward to 2021 and the spotlight is on real-time visibility like never before. Today, how quickly businesses respond to disruption and how much of their operations is digitized is what sets them apart from the competition. According to Gartner, 50% of leading global enterprises will have invested in real-time transportation visibility platforms by 2023, with the market set to grow rapidly in the next couple of years. That’s not far off.

Generate Instant Value With SAP Transport Management System (SAP TMS)

White Paper: Novigo

Generate Value from your SAP Transport Management System (SAP TMS) through product demonstrations, proof-of-concepts, feasibility studies and end-to-end implementations. SAP Transportation Management Systems offers a variety of processes and functions that customers can implement over time to extract value. This descriptive whitepaper defines transportation value criteria and ties them to standard SAP TMs processes. It highlights: What are the deployment and transformation aspects of a SAP Transport Management System initiative? How to extract value from a new Transport Management System in SAP ? What are the criteria to select a Transportation Management System in SAP ?How to select the right SAP Transportation Management System that fits your organization's needs? How to start or accompany your own SAP Transport Management System initiative? How does SAP TMS fit into your respective IT strategy and landscape? Is SAP Process Integration (PI) Necessary for SAP Transportation Management implementation? Download this ''SAP Transport Management System PDF'' that focuses on how to drive the most value from a SAP Transport Management initiative.

The Economics of Transportation Management Systems

White Paper: CTSI-Global

Transportation management systems economics can aid in the tasks of moving materials through the ability to quickly process the massive amount of data and variables and supply the information that logistics professionals need to make quick, accurate and cost effective decisions. Transportation costs are one of the biggest expenditures for companies, and these costs continue to increase. Download this descriptive whitepaper that brings you the current conditions of the industry, what factors are contributing to these increases, and the benefits to why a Transportation Management Systems is so important. It covers: How to reduce transportation cost in supply chain? How can the business intelligence information gained from a Transportation Management Systems invaluable to the user firm? What are the issues that Transportation Management System users face today? Read this whitepaper to know more about the management of transportation functions in the transportation economics.

Best Practices: Financial due Diligence and the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment

White Paper: CTSI-Global

The outsourcing of freight bill audit and payment is an important financial step for an outsourcing firm and should be treated as such. While most of the firms are financially sound, well-managed businesses, the general business climate dictates the importance of thorough financial due diligence in selecting a provider. This informative white paper highlights a number of steps that can be taken to ensure a successful relationship, protecting and minimizing the financial risk to the outsourcer. Some of it includes: Investigate the reputation of the freight bill auditing and payment firm used by the provider. Make sure that statements and other documents are examined by qualified financial personnel. Investigate the reputation of the FBAP firm’s senior management. Ensure that the Freight Bill Auditing and Payment firm’s financial controls are tested at least annually by an independent auditor. Download this whitepaper to know more about: Why and how to outsource freight bill audit and payment services? What are the significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment? Why freight bill audit and payment firm should not be too reliant on one or two clients? What are the major reasons for outsourcing failures in freight bill audit and payment?

Using Transportation Optimization Software to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

White Paper: UltraShipTMS

Transportation Optimization is a strategy being adopted in greater measure by companies of all sizes. Grappling with volatility in demand as well as increasing transportation-related costs, businesses are looking to supply chain management solutions such as emerging transportation optimization software to help drive and maintain competitive advantage. Do you want to know what are the opportunities you are missing in transportation management? This whitepaper can answer your queries and can give you a brief idea on the following areas: • How marketing executives can be rescued from being handicapped due to lack of effective analytical tools. • It can boost your knowledge regarding in class optimization software which moves towards the integration and configuration process in transportation optimization. • Powerful business planning tools.

Sales & Operations Planning

White Paper: IBS

Building Sales & Operations Planning (S&O)  around a “Plan, Do, Check and Act” (PDCA) process represents a proven way to align financial goals with operational reality. Unless you develop a sound Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process based on a PDCA methodology, your struggle to meet projections will continue to persist. What are you doing to improve your sales and operations planning process? This whitepaper outlines how to build and improve S&OP around PDCA by working a plan in iterative steps. It addresses questions like: Why do you need Sales and Operations Planning processes? How to drive performance improvement with S&OP processes? How to ensure your sales and operations planning process is robust? Read this insightful whitepaper and make your best financial projection moving forward, and resolve to drive Sales &Operations Planning process. When you devise a plan, work it, track it and refine it, you become more organizationally stable, more competitive, less fearful and in control !! 

Why Choose Acumatica?

White Paper: Acumatica

Acumatica is a web-based financial and business management system that can improve the productivity of your organization. The software Acumatica runs on servers in your private network or hosted on the Internet so it can be used from anywhere. Acumatica is designed to be used by any size company- from small companies with specialized requirements through large companies with multiple entities. Read this technical whitepaper, “Why Choose Acumatica“, to learn more about: How Acumatica integrates ERP and CRM into one solution Top reasons why Acumatica is cost effective Top ways Acumatica can improve your business Robust set of core financial platform benefits and CRM features of Acumatica This whitepaper on Acumatica brings you a cost-effective way to improve your business using web-based financial and business management software.  

Regional Carriers:A Sound Shipping Strategy to Control Transportation Costs

White Paper: ADSI

Without a doubt, there are numerous benefits that can be realized by adding regional carriers to your portfolio including reduced operational costs. Savvy companies are meeting the demands of increasingly dynamic delivery network and gaining a huge advantage by adding regional carriers to their distribution network in reducing the transportation costs. And the result? Flexible, reliable delivery options - often at a significantly lower operational cost. In this whitepaper, you’ll find useful information on what to expect from regional carriers, and how you can use their services to build a dynamic carrier network that can be adapted to changes in business. How can you control the transportation costs by using the regional carriers? How do regional carriers add up when compared to national carriers? How to manage regional carriers in the distribution network for cheaper delivery and lower operational costs? Do the regional carriers offer the same kinds of value-added services and technology capabilities offered by your other carriers? Read this informative whitepaper which will guide you in evaluating regional carriers for your distribution network by reducing the transportation costs. It enlists: Characteristics of regional carriers Advantages of using regional carriers The Bottom Line: Choose carriers who treat your business as carefully as you do

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