Erik Osland

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

About the Author

Erik Osland — Supply Chain Engineer

Erik Osland—Erik Osland is a Supply Chain Engineer for TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson. He started with the company in May of 2013. Erik specializes in the design of transportation optimization systems for both analytical purposes and live freight consolidation. He holds a bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a CSCP certification from APICS.

How Manual Consolidation is Costing You Money – A Case Example

Consolidation TMCIn my last blog post, I explained how consolidating orders to create routing and scheduling plans is much more complicated than widely assumed.

So complicated, in fact, that doing the calculations manually often results in costly errors.

That’s why automating the process makes a lot of sense.

Still, some freight managers understandably find it difficult to accept that paying for an automated version of such a routine operation saves money and improves customer service.

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Are You Getting the Best Out of Order Consolidation?

Consolidation TMCA key feature of advanced transportation management system (TMS) technology, especially in conjunction with Managed TMS® solutions, is an optimization tool that dynamically consolidates orders to create efficient routing and scheduling plans for multi-leg shipments.

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