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Often though, TMS solutions can be costly to deploy and fail to provide the carrier collaboration and visibility that they promise. Fabrice Maquignon, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Transport Services and Transwide, conveys, “We recognized, very early on, the value of the Cloud to connect transport communities and foster a platform that drives collaboration as much as it reduces freight spend and drives operational savings for our customers and extensive carrier network”. Wolters Kluwer Transport Services is a leading logistics IT solutions provider, with a global footprint, offering shippers and carriers solutions for transport procurement, planning, execution and management. Maquignon notes, “Our SaaS business and deployment models enable customers to rapidly deploy and generate an ROI on each freight move. We help CIOs minimize the risk and up-front costs on TMS projects by reducing their IT burden, infrastructure and support costs, while at the same time providing them the scalability, flexibility and nimbleness that even some of the most expensive TMS solutions cannot provide.”
Our TMS platform contains a modular solution suite that enables its users to source, plan, execute, settle and analyze their transportation processes across multiple transport modes and geographies
A division of Wolters Kluwer Transport Services, Transwide has been empowering shippers to successfully tackle their transport challenges. In one such instance, Carmeuse, a leading mining and minerals firm, used Transwide in the US, Canada and Western Europe to centralize and standardize logistics operations, capture transport data, and measure their carrier performance, across dozens of plants. They were able to improve their overall customer service levels while reducing the size of their customer service team. Says Maquignon, “We gave them full visibility on their load tendering activities, appointment scheduling and delivery tracking processes.” After implementing the Transwide solution, Carmeuse has been able to efficiently improve their operational and transportation capabilities accordingly.
Transwide provides a full range of implementation, integration and consulting services in conjunction with their software offering. Their logistics domain expertise delivers added-value by helping organizations’ re-engineer their processes and systems to maximize efficiencies and savings potential. With over 15 years of experience, the company is constantly focused on meeting the unique needs of clients to provide solutions, which span their entire transportation cycle. The company’s geographic expansion from Europe and North America into Asia-Pacific and Latin Americahas enabled them to reach more customers globally. “In addition to our geographic growth we plan to continue our investment in technology, and to look for other expansion opportunities” concludes Maquignon.