Transport management software (TMS) provider Mandata in Newcastle, UK, has recently added Stirling Solutions to its group and formed the Mandata Group.
The companies develop software that allows operators in all sectors of the road transport and logistics industry to manage their businesses more effectively. Last year Mandata acquired Returnloads.net, the UK’s largest online haulage and freight exchange.
Chris Rigg, CEO of Mandata Group said: "This is an incredibly exciting announcement which brings together two of the largest providers of TMS solutions to the road transport and logistics sector. Road transport operators are under more pressure than ever to run their businesses more effectively. Increasing operating costs, customer expectation, regulations and market competition mean that transport operators need to invest in software solutions that allow them to take more control of their businesses, driving increased visibility and productivity.”
Chris explained that TMS technology was not just for the large companies. “TMS has been associated with large companies with big budgets, but that is changing at an incredible pace as transport operators look for scalable solutions that help them run more of their business process. We offer an extensive range of TMS solutions designed to help transport operators of all sizes and to suit all budgets.”
Returnloads.net is a freight exchange that helps operators find suppliers and win new work. “Our TMS solutions help operators to integrate with their customer systems to take orders, control pricing and manage the execution of this work,” said Chris. “Our mobile apps smooth communications with their driver workforce and bring real time ETAs and PODs back into the transport office, speeding up invoicing as well as integrating with their preferred accountancy package - streamlining the complete order to cash cycle.”
Photo: Chris Rigg, CEO of Mandata Group