Geoff Allen

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

About the Author

Geoff Allen — Director, Global Implementations

Geoff is the director of global implementations at TMC. He started his career at C.H. Robinson in 2004 and during his time has worked in sales, operations, and project manager roles. In addition to focusing on implementations, Geoff has also been responsible for a number of technology and process improvement initiatives.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

TMS implementationHow can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge. To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise.

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Implementing a TMS: Why Communication is a Key Success Factor

Implementing a TMS: Why Communication is a Key Success Factor

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Having invested in a transportation management system (TMS), you’re looking forward to its implementation. But the term “implementation” doesn’t really capture the full implications of this next step. Implementing a TMS means much more than installing and plugging in a system—the experience is transformative and requires some serious change management resources.
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Strategic Shift: Carrier Relationships

TMS technology and truck driver relationships

After deploying a TMS + managed services solution, shippers can often shift their focus from tactical execution to more strategic initiatives. An example of such an initiative is improving carrier relationships and overall performance.

This is an area of freight network management that can yield huge benefits. The performance of transportation service providers is critical to the efficiency of the network. A TMS combined with managed services can identify opportunities for improvement that were not apparent prior to the system’s implementation. Read More…