2018 shaped up to be a banner year for TMS Technology. The big winner, cloud-based applications. Acceptance of cloud-based systems is gaining ground with large shippers due to the ease of data integration and normalization of supply chain visibility. Growth of large shippers typically comes with multiple acquisitions and multiple ERP’s. The need for one […]
As a Supply Chain Coach, we are often asked by MercuryGate TMS direct customers to support TMS initiatives within the MercuryGate TMS. The initiatives may range from direct onboarding support or actual improvements in their current TMS state. The customers span across direct shippers to LSP’s (Logistic Service Providers) and 3PL’s. As a result, we […]
Hear from our CEO, Todd Colin, about the culture at Rockfarm and how it allows us to build channels for effective communication between clients, providers and suppliers. To learn more about our services or to get started with our supply chain solutions, give us a call at 815.573.0155 or fill out our online form today.
All indications suggest the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Mandate is firmly in place with little change expected. 2019 will see the older generation of automatic onboard recording devices “grandfathered” for two years under the ELD Mandate, being replaced. Disruption is expected to be minimal as the transition occurs. The resounding theme of FMCSA’s response to […]
L to R: Jesse Franklin, Matthew Randecker, Dalton Graham, Sarah Decker, Pat Shanahan, Pete Recker Meet Rockfarm’s recent employees to pass TIA’s CTB course, becoming Certified Transportation Brokers (CTB). Earning your CTB is the highest broker certification that exists and the most widely recognized distinction in the transportation industry. Our most recent group of those […]
Good News for Less Than Truckload Shipping The news on the LTL front has been a mixture of good, the bad and ugly. The good news, LTL carriers are investing in new equipment, expanding terminal locations and pushing internal growth initiatives that address the industry driver shortage. Carriers such as Old Dominion, FedEx and others […]
As many of you know, LTL pricing models today consider density as one of its key elements in determining shipper pricing. As we slowly move toward more density-based LTL rating it is still quite common to classify commodities by the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) definitions rather than by the actual density of the shipment. […]
In today’s day and age, the shipping and receiving process demands peak efficiency throughout most industries, as people expect to receive their items in a timely fashion. You’ll find that optimizing your transportation management will benefit greatly from the utilization of “big data,” which commonly refers to massive data sets that companies break down to […]
Learn more about Rockfarm’s competitive advantage in terms of supply chain visibility and transparency from our president, Brad Stewart. To get started with our supply chain services, fill out our online form or give us a call at 815.573.0155 today!
Supply chains are beginning to find their footing and developing long-term, accessible data solutions that provide year over year analytics. The increase in TMS usage as a direct shipper tool has begun to drive the use of business intelligence tools to house a shipper’s data. Cloud-based TMS solutions may only support a limited data pull […]