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

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…

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What Is a TMS, and How Can Businesses Profit From It?

transportation_management_systemA TMS, or transportation management system, is a digital platform that streamlines shipping processes by providing visibility into all transportation activities on one online interface. A TMS automates processes a shipper currently has in place. It also provides insights into new ways that the shipper can save time and money on future shipments. Such insights include transportation planning and execution, business intelligence, freight payment, and disaster recovery.

In this post, we’ll look at the major functions of a TMS, the benefits of these systems, the challenges companies face when they lack a TMS, and the factors to consider when choosing a TMS for your business.

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Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

truckload_capacityFirst come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us. Maybe the phrase reminds you of a free tchotchke given out at the local baseball game. Or maybe you’re reminded of events that serve free food. But very few of us think about truckload capacity when we hear the phrase. And maybe we should. Read More…

The Next Generation of Global Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere® Vision

When we founded TMC nearly 20 years ago, the supply chain and logistics industry looked very different, as did our world in general. We were in the midst of the dot-com boom, and use of the internet and computers was relatively new. ERPs were just launching, and a typical shipment update occurred when a carrier stopped for gas and called his or her dispatcher. Read More…

How to Prepare for Tight Truckload Capacity

truckload_capacityIn the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey—and as Hurricane Irma moves closer— truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. Here are the factors at work, along with some suggestions for what you can do now to prepare yourself for the market ahead. Read More…