Software and technology colossus Microsoft Corp. has picked a new global logistics management provider, naming TMC, a division of freight broker and third-party logistics provider (3PL) C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
TMC is now live providing global technology and managed services to assist in bringing Microsoft's products to homes and businesses, the Redmond, Wash.-based tech titan announced Monday.
Microsoft is using TMC's cloud-based, global technology paired with managed services that include process-management expertise and supply chain consulting. Every "Control Tower" location within TMC's global network plays a role in managing Microsoft's supply chain across more than 100 countries and all modes of transportation.
With locations in Chicago, São Paulo, Amsterdam, Wroclaw, Mumbai, and Shanghai, the nodes in TMC's Control Tower network are connected by TMC's Navisphere platform to help optimize supply chain networks and streamline communication and connectivity across logistics providers.
"At the forefront of our global supply chain execution is our capability to scale and be agile in a dynamic landscape," Alaina Hawkins, senior manager of global logistics at Microsoft, said in a statement. "This makes visibility, flexibility, and speed paramount in what we need from our global TMS technology provider. Through the global deployment of TMC's single transportation management platform, we have near real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility, which enables us to make dynamic decisions on our fulfillment strategy."