Shane Manning

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

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Shane Manning — Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Shane earned his BBA in Economics at Loyola University of Chicago, and now serves as the director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Shane brings a wealth of experience in supply chain management to his oversight of offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Wroclaw, Poland. He’s been with TMC for 9+ years, and has experience in operations, business development, implementation, and process improvement. Shane is known around the office for his wry wit and sense of humor.

Differences Matter in EU and U.S. Transportation Procurement

truckload_procurementAs companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision whether to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. However, differences between markets do require adjustments. To obtain the most effective results, best practice requires adaptations to truckload procurement strategies. In this post, I’ll shed some light on the chief differences between Europe’s truckload procurement practices and those in the United States—and why it matters. Read More…

7 Ways to Use a TMS to Add Flexibility in a Multichannel Environment

IoTKeeping pace with constantly changing multichannel models can be a formidable supply chain challenge. Increased competition and the quest for growth are driving the need to react quickly to changing market demands, all while maintaining high service standards and meeting consumers’ rising expectations. TMS technology can play a key role in helping companies develop new multichannel capabilities and improve existing ones.

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Logistics Responses to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

The flood of migrants into Europe that began in 2015 continues to be a major international issue in 2016. How has the crisis affected the logistics of moving product across the region, especially at highly congested border crossings?
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How a TMS Sheds Light on the Dark Side of Global Trade

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Transportation management system (TMS) solutions have many applications but here’s one that is often overlooked even though it is gaining in importance: rooting out costly corruption.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a U.S. federal law, was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for state entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. The anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA have applied to all U.S. persons, legal entities, and certain foreign issuers of securities. These anti-bribery provisions also apply to foreign firms and persons who cause, directly or through agents, an act in furtherance of such a corrupt payment to take place within the territory of the United States. Violation of the FCPA can result in multi-million dollar fines and serious reputational damage for organizations that are implicated in these crimes. Read More…

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Capturing the Hidden Value of TMS Solutions: Part 2

Integrate and improve with a Transportation management system

Companies that invest in transportation management systems (TMS) generally know what operational paybacks they can expect. But leading edge TMS technology also delivers less obvious returns during the implementation stage, particularly for organizations that are well prepared to actively participate in the project. Read More…