Expanded Managed TMS® Offering Goes Global

Eden Prairie, MN, March 24, 2011 — TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., has expanded the capabilities of its Managed TMS,® making it the first organization to offer TMS software plus managed services globally. C.H. Robinson is one of the largest third party logistics (3PL) companies in the world, providing global multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions.

Companies around the world continue to build integrated supply chains to support their international growth. Managed TMS® provides a single platform for optimization, shipment visibility, business intelligence, and freight payment. This platform provides consistent technology outcomes and supports shippers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

“Our clients have global supply chains, but have been frustrated by the lack of options to help them manage their day-to-day requirements and correctly allocate resources in global markets. Managed TMS® meets those needs by executing operations in global geographies with TMS technology and power users. It gives customers the resources, visibility and information needed to lower costs, raise efficiencies, and elevate the overall management to a more strategic level,” said Jordan Kass, Executive Director of TMC.

Managed TMS® is based on control tower innovation, a multi-regional freight management system for a global supply chain network, designed to overcome transportation challenges at a global, regional and local level. TMC control towers are located in Chicago, Amsterdam, and Mumbai.

These Managed TMS® control towers provide shippers with global transportation management and software tools such as currency conversion, order optimization and carbon footprint reporting. Combining TMC power users with the TMS software allows shippers to realize full software benefits and achieve best practices shared across carriers, factories, and warehouses throughout the world.

“Software as a service was a great leap forward, but shippers, despite significant investment and time implementing, still struggle to realize the full benefits of their purchase. Managed TMS® provides the software and power users to bridge that gap and allow shippers to maximize the software tools to gain immediate and sustained savings with minimal effort and upfront costs,” said Kass.

By providing a visible and neutral approach to transportation management, TMC introduced the concept of Managed TMS® to the marketplace in the late 1990s. TMC does not generate revenue by handling freight. It provides fee-based services for technology deployment, day-to-day TMS operation and ongoing process optimization.

ABOUT TMC:
C.H. Robinson offers Managed TMS® services through TMC, a global business unit with offices in Chicago, Amsterdam, and Mumbai. Managed TMS® services provide shippers with expertise and technology that drive both immediate and sustained cost savings throughout their transportation networks. Core components of this service include Six Sigma-based process engineering, advanced TMS technology and onsite TMS power-users, who serve as an extension of the shipper’s staff.  Over the past 12 years, TMC has exceeded client expectations for savings, productivity, supply chain improvements, and carbon footprint reduction.  For more information, visit http://www.mytmc.com/.

ABOUT C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE, INC.
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 36,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 7,600 employees around the world. The company works with 49,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $9.3 billion in 2010. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the Nasdaq since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.