Supply Chain Expertise and Technology Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

Insights for Procuring a TMS in a Large Company

TMS-implementationInvesting in a transportation management system (TMS) can be more complicated for large organizations that have to reconcile the needs of multiple business units in different geographies. The business models and associated markets can vary widely as well; for example, if the company has grown through acquisitions. Read More…

Have You Checked Your Numbers? Know What Key Indicators Reveal About Your Supply Chain Health

supply-chain-metricsAs individuals, we are advised to periodically check our health numbers (weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.) to assess our overall wellbeing. In some cases, certain numbers will be right on track, while others may indicate an issue. Read More…

Decrease Truckload Costs by Cutting Dwell Times

truckload-ratesJust how long are you making drivers wait to load and unload? Like it or not, loading and unloading time eats into a truckload driver’s hours of service. So it should be no surprise that dwell time is one of the leading variables that could affect your truckload rates. Read More…

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5 Features that Differentiate a Global TMS

Global-TMSWhat does a global transportation management system (TMS) look like? It’s a question you might be asking as the technology continues to gain ground in the logistics industry.

TMS technology that supports the global marketplace has certain attributes that distinguish it from domestic-oriented systems. As a wider range of shippers globalize their logistics networks, TMS solutions capable of managing international freight transportation have become a key part of supply chain management strategies. Read More…

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