Glenn Koepke

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

About the Author

Glenn Koepke — Director, Solution Design

Glenn brings a unique perspective to TMC, having worked globally with shippers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). A graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Glenn spent four years working in Amsterdam, Netherlands, opening TMC’s EMEA global Control Tower® service location. He currently serves as director of Solution Design and continues to bring a wealth of global transportation management and Managed TMS® solutions to global shippers. In addition to overseeing Solution Design, Glenn is also responsible for TMC’s operational excellence and supply chain engineering. When he isn’t traveling the world, Glenn enjoys spending time with his family along with playing golf.

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…

Best Practices to Improve Your Truckload Service and Price

truckload_best_practicesWhile shippers face the difficult market conditions of tight capacity and increased consumer demands, they are also being challenged to find transportation cost savings and improve customer satisfaction. As shippers compete for capacity, many are asking what they could be doing to secure the best truckload performance and rates. Why do some shippers receive better service, and which best practices can others learn from them? Read More…

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform. Common supply chain challenges that lead to a TMS purchase include procurement and transportation operations living as two separate functions, lack of visibility to freight movement, and limited control of freight from inbound suppliers.

Regardless of your company’s size or reason for wanting to implement a TMS, there are several key points to remember as you work through this transformative process.

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Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

port-dwell-timeEven containers don’t like to wait in line. Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive. Rising container volumes, fluctuations in demand, and the constant need for just in time inventory have increased the impact of dwell time over recent years. Read More…

Insights for Procuring a TMS in a Large Company

TMS-implementationInvesting in a transportation management system (TMS) can be more complicated for large organizations that have to reconcile the needs of multiple business units in different geographies. The business models and associated markets can vary widely as well; for example, if the company has grown through acquisitions. Read More…