Chris Brady

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

About the Author

Chris Brady — Director, Latin America

Chris serves as the director of Latin America. As a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Chris co-authored our approach to operational excellence and also enjoys spending time teaching and developing our talent. His approach to operational excellence has helped customers improve their supply chains globally. As an active member in both the Association of Operations Management Professionals and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Chris is also a Certified Supply Chain Professional, and a graduate of Miami University. Out of the office, Chris is an avid traveler and enjoys Crossfit® and spending time with his wife and son.

Bundling Lanes Can Improve Truckload Rates and Service

Logistics Best PracticesEven in a down business year (e.g., 2008-2009) where transactional truckload shipments dropped by almost 80%, spot rates still cost more than contract rates. In your experience as a shipper, you may already have a general sense that combining and redefining some lanes—particularly low volume lanes—could help you find additional transportation cost savings. Read More…

Concerned about America’s Run-Down Roads? Check Out Brazil

brazil-infrastructureFixing the country’s crumbling transportation infrastructure continues to be a hot topic both nationally and within the logistics industry in the United States. But seemingly insoluble infrastructure issues are not just a problem here; in Brazil, for example, worries over limited and underfunded road systems are just as acute, albeit from different perspectives.

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How TMS Solutions Manage Complexity in South America

How TMS Solutions Manage Complexity in South America

South America Blog

In my recent blog post, Global TMS Solutions Find a Home in South America, I explained why transportation management system (TMS) technology is becoming a vital tool for helping shippers manage the complexity of supply chains in this part of the world.

This week, I take a closer look at how TMS solutions are being put into practice in South America. Read More…

Global TMS Solutions Find a Home in South America

Global TMS Solutions Find a Home in South America

TMS South America

One challenge that many companies have to overcome when expanding internationally is knowing how to manage supply chains in a global context while also focusing on the characteristics of local markets. Read More…

Large or Small, Shippers Can’t Afford to Overlook These Truckload Buying Practices

Truckload procurement

Freight network size matters when deciding on the best method for procuring truckload transportation. However, certain procurement principles need to be factored into your buying strategy regardless of how much freight you plan to move.

In general, small networks that employ a limited number of transportation service providers (TSPs) can meet their truckload needs with relatively simple, spreadsheet-based procurement exercises (TSPs include carriers and intermediaries such as third-party logistics providers and transportation brokers). Read More…