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Archives for June 2015

Why the Retail Buying Experience Demands a TMS

connect-multichannel-wpFor me, it used to be that clothes shopping was an in-store experience; I would casually wander the aisles and browse until I found the perfect item. These days, life is filled with work, play dates, and kids’ sporting activities, leaving me little time to enjoy leisurely store visits. Online shopping from my computer or phone has become my go-to. Items can be shipped to my house or a local store for pick up. If returns are needed, I can send the product back in the mail or drop it off at the store. These touch points make it easy for me as a shopper, but make the multichannel supply chain of products, deliveries, and returns challenging for the retailer. Especially when the touch points are both global and country specific.

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- Vice President, Customer Strategy, C.H. Robinson
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Switching Rail to a TMS Track

ConnectBlog_IntermodalCan rail shipments be managed by a transportation management system (TMS) in the same way that a TMS handles over the road (OTR) freight traffic?

It’s a question that many shippers ask, and for good reason in this age of integrated freight management systems that can analyze and compare the performance of different transportation modes. Read More…

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