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    Logistics Software - Sales Rep

    eRoutingGuide is looking for a Sales agent to represent its suite of logistics software technology. The software solution is focused on helping small and medium size shippers with transportation management technolgy that is historically only available to large companies that can afford robust...
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    Hi- I just picked up your message, thanks for the note. I have two businesses -...

    Hi- I just picked up your message, thanks for the note. I have two businesses - www.fillship.com: which does order fulfillment and one in development www.eroutingguide.com which is a TMS focused on smaller shippers. Did you get tired of Lancaster?
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    Logistics Companies using Social Media

    Hello- I am researching an article and would appreciate any information/comments regarding logistics companies that are using social media. Thanks.
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    Order Fulfillment for Online Retailers

    A significant expense for any online retailer is the order fulfillment process which includes the storing, packaging, and shipping of a customer’s orders. And of course this is beyond the cost of sourcing the merchandise, regardless of what the business sells, plus marketing and other cost of...
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    Transportation Management System (TMS) – What is it?

    A Transportation Management System is software that helps businesses manage the execution of its logistics supply chain, in particular coordinating and optimizing the movement of products and materials. The general functions and benefits of a TMS include the following: Shipment Load Planning...
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    What is the purpose of a Bill of Lading?

    A Bill of Lading is a document issued by a consignor (or shipper) and signed by a carrier at the time of pick up, acknowledging that specified products have been received on board as cargo for delivery to a named consignee, or destination. It serves as a contract between the shipper and/ or...
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    Eco-Friendly Packaging for Ecommerce Online Retailers

    The most ubiquitous packaging materials are of course bubble wrap and peanuts. The pros and cons of both are well documented, but the most important thing to know is they are typically made from plastics (as in oil) and are not bio-degradable. With the amount of bubble wrap and peanuts used...
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    Three Reasons to Automate your Freight Invoice Audit Process

    Reduce Freight Costs: First off - the reality is a lot of freight invoices are incorrect, so they all should be checked. Mileage calculation errors are common and the complexity of fuel surcharge matrices mean that the applicable surcharge changes week to week. Do a spot check of some invoices...
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    Benefits of SaaS (Software as a Service) for Transportation Management

    In the old way of thinking, companies were used to buying, building, and maintaining their IT infrastructures despite exponential costs. SaaS gives companies an alternative to those headaches. Now, a company can plug in and subscribe to services built on shared infrastructure via the Internet...
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    Top 5 Benefits of Business Process Outsourcing to your Supply Chain

    What supply chain functions are currently outsourced within your organization? Today, the current economy has presented a variety of opportunities for businesses to outsource many supply chain functions and responsibilities traditionally done in-house. Business process outsourcing (BPO) is...
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    Should You Consider Outsourcing Ecommerce Order Fulfillment?

    The right ecommerce order fulfillment solution helps ensure that your operating plan, sales and marketing efforts are working toward a common goal, so you can take your business success to a whole new level. Your goal in enlisting an order fulfillment partner should be to reduce operating costs...
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    Benefits and things to consider with a SaaS Solution

    In the old way of thinking, companies were used to buying, building, and maintaining their IT infrastructures despite exponential costs. SaaS gives companies an alternative to those headaches. Now, a company can plug in and subscribe to services built on shared infrastructure via the Internet...
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    Recommendation for webbased open API to calculate mileage

    Hello- I am looking to add some mileage calculation functionality to a website I am developing (eroutingguide.com) and was looking for an alternative to Google Maps. The site will offer simplified TMS functionality. I'd appreciate any recommendations. Thanks, Ken
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