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What is needed for best in class transport performance?

  1. A network set-up and carrier base to provide transport services balancing total costs and service levels

  2. Best-in class transport management processes and business rules

  3. Use of a state-of-the art integrated TMS and other tools powered by high quality data

  4. governance model and  capabilities for effective transport planning, execution management and optimisation

  5. Collaboration of internal teams and SC partners to manage and improve the network

What is needed for best in class transport performance?
container trains ,commercial freight car

How to improve your transport performance?

Summary of the set-up and assessment of the current TM performance 

Identification and prioritisation of improvement opportunities 

Analysis of opportunities to reduce cost and/or increase service levels of the transportation network

Calculation of expected benefits over time in the different areas and implementation costs 

Structure and prioritize the changes needed and planning of projects on the short term

Manage a (set of) projects in a structured way to implement the improvement opportunities 

Key topics for transport performance improvement

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How to assess the performance and maturity of the current network and transport management set-up as input for identification of improvement opportunities?  This in areas like network design, planning & control, carrier management, order management, planning & booking, execution management, freight audit & pay and performance management?

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How to save on costs and improve the performance of the supply chain in general and transportation in particular by optimization of  network design, carrier management, transportation planning, transport management and continuous improvement initiatives?

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Outcome of the opportunity identification can be that a new Transport Management System (TMS) or related tool is needed or the current TMS needs to be replaced for other reasons. How to elaborate requirements, shortlist potential solution/providers shortlisted, request/evaluate proposals and contract/implement the preferred solution?

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To improve your end-to-end supply chain visibility, a real-time transportation visibility (RTTV) solution is needed.  The core functionality of these platforms is to provide in-transit tracking information and ETA predictions during transport of shipments from pick-up till delivery. Various providers offer all kind of solutions. Benefits regarding improvement of the supply chain performance and cost reduction are obvious but how to select and implement the solution that best fits your objectives and requirements?

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For best in class transport performance, use of a state-of-the art integrated Transport Management System (TMS) powered by high quality data is crucial to be able to realise transport costs, service quality, agility and sustainability objectives. Often shippers and logistic service providers don’t make use of all the capabilities of their TMS and/or the transport performance is not meeting objectives because of TMS issues. How to optimise the use of such a TMS to realise the related benefits?

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How to contribute to sustainability objectives?

Companies today have overall sustainability goals and supply chain managers and logistics service providers are asked to develop strategies and plans to contribute to related objectives. To support this contribution, the transportation management services, processes, and systems need to be optimised to be able to achieve these often-ambitious environmental impact KPI's. How to do this?

 (facilitated by Rob van Doesburg, see As-Is Assessment and Opportunity identication for more info regarding the content of this session) 

Why and how this TRIM knowledge platform can support you

TRIM expertise

  • Insights gained during numerous global TM improvement projects in manufacturing, retail and logistic service industry

  • Amended with latest TM specific studies of well known research institutes and proprietary research 

  • Knowledge captured in TM specific methodologies, templates, tools and benchmark data

  • Supported by (global) experts in the different areas

TRIM Approach

  • Result oriented: during all activities focus is on expected benefits

  • Digital: use of the latest tools to collect and analyse data, present results and communicate

  • Fast: insights available in a couple of days up to a couple of weeks

TRIM Value

  • Reduction of transportation costs and/or improvement of services  on a short term and with a low effort

  • Decision making based on a concrete business case

  • Identification and support of projects to implement changes needed 

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