Focusing Long-Term in Transportation Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Mar 29, 2011 10:14 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

As part of a recovering business environment, many organizations are exploring sustainable improvements in the supply chain.  Specific to logistics improvements, we find inbound supply and outbound product distribution to be two areas of significant opportunity.  Choosing to focusing not only on internal company operations but business sustainability strategies to address process that extend beyond the company fence line, many sustainable supply chain leaders are addressing the value opportunities in transportation management. 

“Companies searching for a transportation management system  (TMS) often focus on the wrong objectives. Since most companies do not have an existing TMS, they tend to look at short-term automation goals and neglect the long-term”. – Logistics ViewPoints   Whether outsourced to a third party logistics (3PL) provider or managed in-house, there is value to be had in simply increasing the visibility into the products and process that feed the company.  Taking this insight a step further, a transportation management philosophy aligned with an overall business sustainability strategy can drive specific performance standards:   •    Process driven internal and external improvements.   •    Aligned business sustainability goals with suppliers and other key business stakeholders.   •    Development of key performance indicators (KPIs) aligned with internal and external business sustainability targets.  Click here to read more about transportation management.

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".