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5 Key Takeaways from TMC’s 2017 Customer Forum

future_of_logisticsEach and every day, shippers are tasked with delivering the right products to the right place, at the right time and for the right cost. Businesses are evolving and consumers’ demands are ever-changing—both of which require supply chain professionals to push harder, deliver faster, and do more to exceed their expectations. Daily. Market dynamics, globalization, competition, ecommerce, and technology innovations continue to add challenges and complexities to achieving supply chain excellence. Read More…

- Vice President of Business Development
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Empowering Future Leaders: A Recap of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016

Empowering Future Leaders: A Recap of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016.Connect

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“Papi, just so I understand, you do the math to make sure trucks get to their destination?” It can be difficult for a child to understand the role logistics plays in everyday life. In fact, understanding the role of a supply chain professional can be difficult even for some adults. My two kids recently attended Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at TMC, which not only aided in their understanding of what dad does at work all day, but also fostered dinner table conversations about future careers and how supply chains provide access to products and services needed by people around the world.
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A Winning Supply Chain

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There’s a lot of distance between the London 2012 Summer Olympics in the United Kingdom and TMC’s Kicks for Cure kickball tournament in Grant Park, Chicago, but the two events owe their success to the same kind of supply chain.

Sports event supply chains take a long time to build and have to hit peak performance during the tournament. As soon as the competition comes to an end, the supply chain goes into reverse at top speed because the whole show must be dismantled quickly without leaving a trace.  Read More…

TMC’s Field of Dreams

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The movie Field of Dreams popularized the idea that “if you build it, they will come.” Well, on June 20, 2012, people came to the fields of Grant Park, Chicago, to the world’s largest charity kickball tournament as part of the fight against cancer.

Built by dedicated volunteers from TMC, the Kicks for Cure annual event raises money to support the cancer charity Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation. This year 63 teams and hundreds of spectators raised over $175,000 for the cause – a record-breaking number. Read More…

Baring It All. Well, Sort Of.

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I have a friend that I see most every weekend. He typically asks me about my work week. I am not completely convinced he really cares about my week. I think really it’s his way of politely telling me he’d like to talk about his own week.

This weekend, however, was a little different. We talked about TMC’s annual Client Forum held last week in Chicago and, I must say, he really struggled to wrap his head around it. The conversation went a little something like this:  Read More…

- President, Managed Services
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