Anthony Coomes

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

About the Author

Anthony Coomes — Key Account Manager for TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

Anthony serves as a Key Account Manager for TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson. Bringing over 10 years of experience in account management, he works closely with his account team and customer to help facilitate internal and external improvement projects. Anthony and his team work on the identification and execution of network improvements and cost savings programs along with coordinating their customers day to day transportation activities, and reporting.

Improving Inbound: A Three-Phase Plan for Switching to TMS-Based Control: Part 2

Implementation and post implementation of a transportation management system

As we explained in last week’s post, transferring control of inbound freight movements to a third-party transportation management system (TMS) delivers some important benefits, providing you lay a solid foundation first.

This second post in the two-part series looks at the next two phases of such a roll out: implementation and post-implementation. Read More…

Improving Inbound: A Three-Phase Plan for Switching to TMS-Based Control: Part 1

Managing inbound freight with a transportation management system

There is an alternative to leaving the management of inbound cargo flows to suppliers: bring it under the umbrella of an in-house or third-party transportation management system (TMS).

In this post we consider the latter route; using a third-party TMS to manage inbound transportation, although many of the principles apply to in-house systems as well.

Why go to the trouble of adding inbound to your TMS workload when suppliers will shoulder the burden? Read More…