Eden Prairie, MN: TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., has expanded the capabilities of its Managed TMS, making it the first organization to offer TMS software plus managed services globally.
. Companies around the world continue to build integrated supply chains to support their international growth. Managed TMS provides a single platform for optimization, shipment visibility, business intelligence and freight payment. This platform provides consistent technology outcomes and supports shippers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
“Our clients have global supply chains, but have been frustrated by the lack of options to help them manage their day-to-day requirements and correctly allocate resources in global markets. Managed TMS meets those needs by executing operations in global geographies with TMS technology and power users. It gives customers the resources, visibility and information needed to lower costs, raise efficiencies, and elevate the overall management to a more strategic level,” says Jordan Kass, executive director of TMC.
Managed TMS is based on control tower innovation, a multi-regional freight management system for a global supply chain network, designed to overcome transportation challenges at a global, regional and local level. TMC control towers are located in Chicago, Amsterdam, and Mumbai.
These Managed TMS control towers provide shippers with global transportation management and software tools such as currency conversion, order optimization and carbon footprint reporting. Combining TMC power users with the TMS software allows shippers to realize full software benefits and achieve best practices shared across carriers, factories, and warehouses throughout the world.
“Software as a service was a great leap forward, but shippers, despite significant investment and time implementing, still struggle to realize the full benefits of their purchase. Managed TMS provides the software and power users to bridge that gap and allow shippers to maximize the software tools to gain immediate and sustained savings with minimal effort and upfront costs,” says Kass.
By providing a visible and neutral approach to transportation management, TMC introduced the concept of Managed TMS to the marketplace in the late 1990s. TMC does not generate revenue by handling freight. It provides fee-based services for technology deployment, day-to-day TMS operation and ongoing process optimization.