Thursday, August 26, 2010

NGL's Partner Referral Program Continues To Get High Demand and High Returns

We are very pleased that our technology partners earn generous revenue dollars for the leads they provide!

Technology Partner Benefits Include:
1) Commissions on sales that you refer
2) Access to the NGL educational library
3) Qualify to earn higher referral dollars based on performance

Fill out the on-line Referral Partner Application

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Best of Breed TMS vs All in One ERP Suites

Over the last several months, I have noticed many white papers and blogs detailing the advantages of licensing a single enterprise software suite that will solve all your supply chain needs from a single source.

Although many of the large corporate software companies have "beefed up" specific offerings thru a flurry of acquisitions, there are many legitimate arguments for building best of breed modules around a solid ERP software package instead of the "all in one" approach. Here are just a couple.

First, most best of breed TMS or WMS software modules have their foundation deep in a specific supply chain decipline (domain expertise) that their founders and developers are known experts. This domain expertise is eventually lost via acquisition as the visionaries "cash out" move on to other opportunities.

Secondly, with the current cross platform computer technologies, interfaces to legacy and other ERP software can be very cost effective and developed extremely radipdly. Yet we see that enterprise corporate environments still buy into the old integration scare tactics.

Thirdly, how many times have you heared "small organizations cannot compete with the big guys"? Again this old argument is no longer valid. Small organizations are not burdened by paying for the "goodwill" of their acquisitions and have virtually unlimited access to capital. Further, as a percentage of sales, entreprenuers invest a much higher level in R&D for their niche product. The result many times is that you will get a better product for less money.

There are good reasons for pursuing a solid base ERP system such as Microsoft's Dynamics ERP suite. A one size fits all approach, even with detailed configuration, is not always the best approach for an organization. It certainly does not guarantee the best functionality at a reasonable cost.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

FreightMaster TMS® 5.0 Embraces Microsoft Windows 7 Light Up Features

Next Generation Logistics, Inc. announced today a new release of their flagship transportation management software suite, FreightMaster TMS® 5.0. The new version leverages the new Light Up features of Microsoft's new Windows 7 client as well as being certified for Microsoft Windows 2008R2 and SQL 2008 servers.

Windows 7 "Light-Up" features such as:
-Jump Lists
-Progress Bars
-Icon Overlays
-Custom Categories in the Jump List
-Thumbnail Previews

"After meeting with Next Generation Logistics at Convergence, I convinced them that they could take their WPF application and make it even better by utilizing the full power of Windows 7. Next Generation recognized the opportunity and got to work immediately. In a few weeks Next Generation has been able to deliver a product that now works perfectly with Windows 7 and takes advantage of many of the key features." - John O'Donnell, Microsoft

The published interview can be viewed at

About Next Generation Logistics, Inc. Next Generation Logistics, Inc. is a leading Supply Chain Consulting, Managed Freight Services, and Technology provider. For the past 22 years, NGL has worked with companies in the Food & Beverage and Consumer Products Industries, recommending and implementing proven repeatable concepts, strategies, and software technology that drive down costs and improve operating efficiencies within their customers supply chains.

About Microsoft DynamicsThe worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions with a mission to help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Complete Shipment Management Solution For Microsoft Dynamics AX

Next Generation Logistics will be announcing an enhancement to their FreightMaster TMS Transportation Management Software suite at the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics 2010 Convergence meeting in Atlanta, GA in April.

The enhancement will feature a complete "Plug & Play" interface with AX 2009 which includes SO, PO, TO transactions as well as A/P and G/L interfaces. Additionally, for the first time, users will be able to manage the full range of shipment options, parcel, LTL and Truckload movements from one vendor.