Transportation & Logistics Software
Transportation and Logistics Software Overview
What is Transportation and Logistics Software?
Transportation and Logistics Software includes a variety of products aimed at coordinating the physical movement of goods across a company's distribution network. These activities may include:
managing freight and shipping costs
meeting service agreements
automated job scheduling and tracking, and
optimizing transit time and routes.
Transportation and Logistics software is commonly used by businesses that have delivery needs, such as:
Freight forwarding companies
Courier service providers
Network service providers
It is used within engineering, analyst, and delivery operations teams to create the most cost-effective means of delivering products. Evaluating how route or shipping changes will impact journey time and mileage is a core functionality of most route planning Transportation and Logistics software.
Transportation & Logistics Software Features & Capabilities
Route and delivery planning
Real-time route scheduling
Route optimization based on set parameters
Stop placement optimization
Evaluate impact of potential route changes to travel miles/hours
Automated job scheduling and dispatching
Live delivery monitoring and tracking
Freight cost calculation
Financial services (optional)
Integration with on-board monitoring devices
Centralized dashboard or command center (optional)
Reporting and analytics (optional)
Some vendors offer a free trial of their Transportation and Logistics software. Most vendors do not openly disclose pricing information but provide quotes upon request.
Transportation & Logistics Products
Cargoscan is a freight weight measuring system for airlines and freight carriers, from Swiss company Mettler Toledo. It includes features such as set freight price strategy and calculate freight cost based on dimensional weight.
Ramco Logistics Software is a unified cloud based software for Third Party Logistics, Freight forwarders and Courier service providers. Ramco’s Logistics offering is built to address the needs of 3PL, Freight Forwarders and Network Service Providers. According to the vendor, Ramco Logistics enables...
FarEye is a mobile workforce management platform. It is a customizable job scheduling & tracking app for enterprises with a mobile workforce. FarEye automates processes, including planning, managing, and dispatching the field workforce. FarEye is a global IT start-up that was launched in the...
The Logistics Technology Platform is a supply chain management offering from Descartes Systems Group headquartered in Ontario.
LLamasoft headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan offers the Transportation Guru platform, for managing transport and logistics.
Descartes Systems Group in Ontario offers their suite of Transportation Management applications.
Descartes Systems Group in Ontario offers the Descartes Global Logistics Network (Descartes GLN) to support logistics-heavy operations with document management (transportation / logistics related) and information sharing (e.g. fax, messaging, translation) between enterprises needing to communicate...
ShipFusion provides software for the management of e-commerce shipping & fulfillment. The software is custom built in-house and is designed for users to effectively monitor and manage the state of their order fulfillment. Users have the ability view and manage shipments, including the ability...
TruckMate from TMW Systems is accounting, dispatch, and operations software for the trucking industry.
Circle.us integrates with multiple selling channels and shipping carriers to streamline the order management, shipping, and fulfillment for online retailers. One Circle.us account to have access to all top carriers & services. The vendor's value proposition is that Circle.us users can manage...
ProTransport is an all-in-one, easy to use, fully integrated software product designed specifically for trucking companies. ProTransport's technology can assist in every function of operating a trucking business, including booking a load, transporting the goods, updating and billing customers, and...
Avaal Freight Management (AFM) Suite is a web based software solution for Carriers, Freight Brokers and Freight Forwarders. AFM Suite has Dispatching, Accounting and Safety & Compliance core modules.
3Gtms offers a flexible, self-configurable TMS for shippers, brokers and 3PLs. The product manages the full transportation life-cycle, including: RatingRoutingOptimizationTenderingTrackingFinancial settlementExecutionPlanningReportingCustomers range from mid-sized companies searching for their...
BluJay Solutions is the new name for the merger of Kewill and LeanLogistics. BluJay Solutions is a supply chain logistics company delivering supply chain software and services to retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers.
Vermont Information Processing (VIP) offers VIP Delivery, the company's route iOS based route management and distribution intelligence platform for beverage distributors designed to obsolesce ruggedized legacy devices, and also provide an electronic invoicing system to eliminate the driver's need...
LogiNext Mile is a last mile distribution and delivery channel optimization software which promises to enable companies to save costs by optimizing and automating delivery resource and medium management, delivery route planning and scheduling dispatch while dynamically tracking all the on-field...
Manhattan Active Transportation is one half of Manhattan Active Supply Chain suite, and emphasizes the oversight and control of large complex logistical operations, subsuming modules for fleet management, network modeling and transportation procurement, alongside Manhattan Associates'...
The Omnitracs Transportation Management System (TMS) focuses on the economic and scaling questions of complex logistical operations and is designed to provide the analytics required to help companies meet demand and eliminate systemic inefficiency, and includes access to the Omnitracs Sylectus...
ALK Technologies, a Trimble company, offers PC*Miler a transportation management and route planning application for trucking entities needing geomapping and GIS information.
AFS Logistics in Shreveport, Louisiana offers their Transportation Management technology which emphasizes logistics optimization via analytics and freight audit.
UltraShipTMS in New Jersey offers a supply chain solution in its transportation management software platform, providing zoomed out supply chain optimization analytics, routing management, and fleet management features via associated module which provides GPS tracking, dispatching driver payroll and...
RouteSmart Technologies in Columbia offers RouteSmart Online, a route management system providing an automated distribution system for newspapers or entities delivering print media.
Syncsort now owns and supports Trillium Global Locator, developed by Trillium Software which was acquired by Syncsort in 2016. Trillium Global Locator supports accurate address data and geocoding with validation, inclusion of latitude and longitude and geodata coordinates, and ease of data entry...