Visibility isn’t the Problem

Visibility isn’t the Problem Visibility isn’t the problem, it’s having visibility of the problem, that’s the problem Visibility of your supply chain is good, right? Having visibility isn’t the problem, it’s having visibility of the problem, that’s the problem. Let’s face it, you need answers to questions, questions like, has my supplier shipped or is the transportation provider on time. How about before it’s shipped, is the mode of transport…

Can a 3PL use ShippersEdge?

Can a 3PL use ShippersEdge? Yes. ShippersEdge can allow your client a direct portal to rate and book shipments. ShippersEdge would be branded to your company’s logo. We can work with shipper specific pricing or blanket pricing. We also work with rate tables if needed and can accommodate specialty rating such as pallet rates, dimensional rating (dim rates) and lineal foot rates. One of the best parts of ShippersEdge is…

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Mitigating the cost of motor carrier reweighs

Mitigating the cost of motor carrier reweighs Similar to airlines, LTL carriers are constantly trying to improve their yields. One of the tools at their disposal is to reweigh shipments. Scales built right into the forklift itself has made the process of reweighing your shipment easy and lucrative. Some carriers will also charge you a fee if their scaled weight differs from what’s on the bill of lading. Carriers don’t…

How visibility in a TMS reduces costs

How visibility in a TMS reduces costs Don’t know all the ways a TMS can help you? Read on. Many people assume a TMS will save shipping costs but don’t know all the ways a TMS helps you manage your freight and where all this cost savings will come from. Most large shippers will tell you their TMS delivers approximately an 8% cost savings. How can that be? Most people…

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Software for Shipping

Software for Shipping If you are looking for software for shipping take a look at innovative shipping software from ShippersEdge. ShippersEdge has been on the market as a hosted logistics software since 2002. Always in development, ShippersEdge takes the drudgery out of procuring your low-cost provider and alerts you to pending problems in your shipping both inbound and outbound. ShippersEdge is expandable to fully integrated transportation management system or can…

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Stand-Alone TMS for Shippers

Stand-Alone TMS for Shippers Our Professional Edition ShippersEdge has a stand-alone TMS for shippers. It’s called our Professional Edition and it has remarkable capabilities not found in competing products. What can ShippersEdge do that competing product will not do? Here is a partial list: Ability to upload rate tables for carriers that do not do API rate exchange Use it to receive freight bills electronically or upload invoices and documents…

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Advantages of insourcing logistics management

The advantages of insourcing logistics management It used to be that outsourcing was in vogue and always the first choice among the learned business school elite. The trend is reversing as logistics management software has evolved and become highly affordable by mid-sized businesses. By using advanced and capable software more and more companies are insourcing logistics management and saving the markup of third party logistics providers. While it’s true 3PLs…

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Why Transportation Management Software is so Important

Essential to cut workload and drive down spend Why transportation management software is so important. In today’s rapid fire work environment, a TMS, often referred to as a Transportation Management System or Transportation Management Software, is essential to cut workload and drive down the transportation spend. A good TMS will give visibility on the freight rates and transit times of all of your providers allowing you to select the provider…

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Why Mid-Range TMS Software has the Best ROI

Mid-Range TMS Software has the Best ROI Why does mid-range TMS software present the best value? Mid-range TMS software offers 90% of the functionality of large legacy transportation management systems at a fraction of the price. Compared to for instance Mercury Gate, ShippersEdge a mid-range and highly capable TMS is priced at about 20% of the monthly price and setup fees a startlingly low, even for integrated applications. Functionality is…

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Mid-Range TMS Software

Mid-Range TMS Software for Sophisticated Shippers When starter shipping software is not enough turn to ShippersEdge Mid-range TMS Software as your solution. Somewhere between bargain shipping software and overkill six-figure transportation management systems is ShippersEdge affordable and capable easy to use logistics software. Getting a high dollar system approved and then installed is a nightmare for many logistics departments. Then there’s training and retraining assuming some turnover. Complicated screens, poor reporting…