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

Case Study: People and Processes Drive Supply Chain Improvements at Honeywell

Managed_services_case_studyIf you have a global supply chain, you likely use technology to help manage and optimize this complex area of your business. While there have been significant advancements in logistics technology, those tools can only go so far in advancing your supply chain.

In order to truly maximize the capabilities of supply chain technology, you need to first have the right talent, processes, and data governance in place. Then you’ll be able to leverage your transportation management system (TMS) to execute, automate, and optimize those processes, as well as gain visibility to business intelligence to drive continuous improvement.

We recently experienced firsthand how a people-plus-technology model, or managed services, can drive operational improvements. Read More…

Top Posts of 2018: Mega Trends and Investments in Infrastructure and Technology

As we look back at last year’s top supply chain trends and key topics, many shippers, analysts, and transportation providers remain focused on technology and digitization. Once again, our most popular posts last year included themes around the digitization of supply chains and technology that provides visibility and insights into complex global logistics operations. While digital business transformations continue to be a big industry focus, there are still physical aspects of the supply chain, like infrastructure, which still play an important role in efficiency and performance.

Here is a look back at our top posts of 2018: Read More…

Building a Business Case for a Transportation Management System

Organizational change management (OCM) and executive alignment are crucial for any transformational project, especially a transportation management system (TMS) project. A TMS implementation touches core business processes across function groups, requires deep enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration, and has an enterprise-wide impact that provides shippers with the answers to advance their business.

To gain internal support for a TMS project, a strong business case is a necessary first step. This helps decision-makers understand how a TMS can deliver business outcomes, when results will be achieved, and the resource investment required. Your business case should highlight how a TMS can benefit enterprise initiatives and impact areas that decision-makers care about.

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How to Select an Effective TMS Technology Solution for Your Multichannel Supply Chain

The digital transformation of supply chains is well underway and will continue to evolve—especially as ecommerce expands and consumer demands increase—and opportunities to optimize network efficiencies, visibility, and customer satisfaction emerge. The line between manufacturing and retail is blurring, adding to supply chain complexity. To stay competitive, companies will need to continue refining their multichannel supply chains and leverage technology. Read More…

TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

Transportation_management_systemLast week, I had the opportunity to speak again at CSCMP’s annual global conference, which focused on providing attendees with real-world strategies to maximize and transform supply chains. With 3,000+ attendees and 100 sessions at the event, the content addressed a wide range of supply chain opportunities and challenges. Read More…