Execution – Managed Transportation

TBL’s experience in supply chain processes, transportation/logistics technology, business intelligence analysis and reporting makes outsourcing seamless to the shipper, their customers and vendors. Our goal is to provide value in the areas of cost, capacity, market knowledge, and improved overall transportation process.

Managed Services

Managed Transportation Services

Our Managed Transportation Service Offering

  • Freight rate benchmark and RFP’s
  • Procurement negotiations and contracting for all modes
  • ERP – TMS Integration team
  • BOL and PO mapping
  • Customer and Vendor training
  • Multimodal transportation planning
  • Tender management
  • Pro Active In-transit visibility and monitoring
  • Issue Resolution
  • Freight bill audit and payment
  • BI analytics
  • KPI reporting and analysis

TBL uses a four phased approach to all project integration. The key benefit is an optimized logistics process that improves customer satisfaction and improves the bottom line.

Identify

TBL believes that understanding and assessing our customers current logistics process is one of the most important practices. Not only does it identify areas of improvement, but it also sets the baseline and a blueprint for any future changes made to the process. At this stage the customer goals and objectives are clearly defined and documented. All technology needs are assessed and recorded.

Plan

Taking the time to understand and creating a project plan to optimize the results is a step that many often skip over. Once we have identified the needs to focus on from the assessment, TBL’s project planning process creates a clear roadmap of what will to be done, identifies who needs to do it, and the time frame to execute.

Execute

When we arrive at this stage, TBL Services focuses on implementing the process improvements and enhancements that were identified and measured within the network.  With the previously collected data, an accurate baseline of prior company history is created.  Target areas are assigned and future metrics for KPI reporting established.  It is here that we implement the changes required for optimal performance.

Customer needs vary due to industry, size, existing expertise, and need.  TBL prides itself on recognizing that one solution does not fit all.  We work as an extension of our customers’ operation and collaborate with them to build a best-in-class strategy for their specific need.

Review

Using TBL’s comprehensive transportation management software, the data needed to track KPIs is stored in a central database and easily analyzed and reported.  Reports are available to management on a real-time basis.

Successful KPIs meet several criteria and are based on consistent business processes each with a clear purpose.  The result of each underlying process is measurable either by quantity or quality and allows management to understand overall trends.

At this stage, your network is enhanced to the customer’s fullest satisfaction and the improvement is standardized. The standardized work or product is the result of TBL’s initial improvement initiative but does not end there. With the changing circumstances the standardized work, process, product, or service is again subjected to further improvement.  The result is repetition of the cycle and a constantly strengthening process indefinitely.