C.H. Robinson Opens Managed TMS® Control Tower in China

Chicago, IL, June 14, 2011 TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., has opened a global control tower center in Shanghai, China, further strengthening the worldwide services of Managed TMS®.


The Shanghai control tower will serve as TMC’s headquarters for Asia in addition to their control tower in Mumbai, India. The Shanghai office will provide TMC clients with Managed TMS® and control tower services in one of the world’s leading cities and fastest growing global economies.

Headed by General Manager Adam Davis, the new tower in Shanghai will serve international customers as well as domestic shippers in China, East Asia and Oceania. In addition, the facility extends the coverage of TMC’s global Managed TMS® services which already encompasses North America, South America, Europe, Africa, South and Southeast Asia and portions of the Middle East.


“By providing on the ground supply chain expertise in multiple countries along with a single web portal for real-time visibility we are able to share best practices across carriers and locations on a global, regional and national level. Our clients will be able to leverage the information and consulting that we provide to make strategic decisions in order lower costs and gain a true competitive advantage,” said Davis.


The combination of the Shanghai location along with TMC control towers in Chicago, Amsterdam, and Mumbai will provide large multinational shippers with the right tools to manage their global supply chains. Further, the solution will also allow for ease of integration and use at regional levels.


As companies continue to build an integrated supply chain to support their international growth, a crucial component is to create a single platform for optimization, shipment visibility, business intelligence, and freight payment.

“Developing a global freight transportation management capability is becoming more important as enterprises look to emerging economies to drive future growth,” said Davis. “The availability of centralized data across countries will enable shippers to develop international metrics for transportation that they can use to benchmark their operations worldwide.”




C.H. Robinson offers Managed TMS® services through TMC, a global business unit with offices in Chicago, Amsterdam, Mumbai and Shanghai. 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/.


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/.



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