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Your business is global. Why isn't your TMS?

Get the visibility, resources, and processes to help your supply chain stay competitive in the global marketplace. Managed TMS®—offered by TMC, a separate division of C.H. Robinson—is the first global transportation management system (TMS) that combines technology with logistics process management and consulting services to help you coordinate your day-to-day requirements through a single global technology platform. Your business will gain the shipment optimization, visibility, business intelligence, and global supply chain talent needed to lower costs, improve efficiencies, and gain a competitive advantage in your global supply chain.

TMC's Global Control Tower® locations in Sao Paulo, Amsterdam, Chicago, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Wroclaw, Poland, blend the benefits of a traditional TMS with those of a third party logistics provider (3PL). Technology is deployed quickly via the cloud, does not require a significant upfront investment, and is managed and optimized for you by TMC's experienced team of logistics and process experts. You have the option to outsource your logistics operations to TMC, while still retaining control of select strategic elements, such as carrier selection and contracts.

Retain control, obtain savings, and ensure ongoing improvement

Retain full control of your transportation strategies, freight networks, and carrier relationships with Managed TMS technology and managed services. Rather than focusing on day-to-day operations, your team can focus on driving strategy, thus enabling your business to achieve a distinct competitive advantage, whether your freight moves in Latin America or around the world.

Find out how TMC's Managed TMS service can help you make smarter, more strategic supply chain decisions at www.mytmc.com.

Step by step: Prepare your organization for a globe-spanning TMS solution

  1. Translate your organizational objectives into a global logistics strategy that encompasses deliverables, efficiency targets, and expectations.
  2. Develop a blueprint of human and technical capabilities within each region and identify any gaps. Which parts of the existing transportation management process are working, and which ones are deficient?
  3. Based on this blueprint, work with local markets to define their criteria for success. What solutions are needed to address current capabilities and system shortcomings?
  4. Document the logistics and process expertise that is currently available in each region.
  5. Create future state requirements and capabilities that map to your enterprise business strategy.
  6. Build a consensus on what processes are used centrally and at the local management level. Make sure there is a central team in place that can ensure best practices are leveraged across regions. Some organizations choose to have one global process for the world that all factories and inbound suppliers must follow, while others prefer a more localized approach. It's important that you drive what is right for your organization.
  7. Establish a governance process that can fully exploit the advantages of a global solution. This includes a level of visibility that provides true end to end supply chain metrics, integrated decision making and evaluation, and jointly developed improvement and cost saving initiatives.

Find out how TMC's Managed TMS service can help you make smarter, more strategic supply chain decisions at www.mytmc.com.