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Ruan Transport Corporation

Learn how the TMW solutions have helped Ruan improve operational performance by enhancing routing efficiency for a number of clients.

The Challenge

 Ruan Transport Corporation provides asset- and non-asset-based solutions to thousands of shippers through its fleet of 3,950 power units and 7,500 trailers, as well as through partnerships with other carriers.

“Our competitive strengths as an asset-based third-party logistics provider include a professional team with the ability to bring unique solutions to customers,” says Matt Tiedens, director of logistics solutions. “Perhaps most important to that effort is information technology.

“We use enterprise and information management software to design and provide integrated transportation solutions for our clients. Our process-oriented approach to assessing our clients’ goals and customizing a system that makes the most sense for their businesses requires industry-leading solutions that optimize supply chain management and reduce costs.”

 “TMW software has enhanced our strengths, whether it’s in cost savings we can pass along to our customers or in improved efficiencies by bringing us new ideas and solutions.”

- Matt Tiedens, Director of Logistics Solutions, Ruan Transport Corporation

The Solution

Ruan’s team of analysts uses TMW Systems’ TMWSuite and Appian enterprise solutions to develop comprehensive logistics and pricing models for their customers. The solutions include a sophisticated transportation planning engine, routing and mapping features, and optimization, workflow, analytics and KPI reporting capabilities.

The Result

Ruan employee

The TMW solutions have helped Ruan improve operational performance by enhancing routing efficiency for a number of clients. In one instance, with more effective practices a customer was able to reduce mileage by 10 to 12 percent. In another, a Ruan customer realized a 15-percent drop in the amount of undelivered product.

“TMW software has been valuable to our business in several ways,” Tiedens says. “It’s very easy to deploy and use, and its scalability, flexibility and analysis capabilities allow us to bring multiple logistics solutions to our customers. The results speak for themselves internally, and in cost saving solutions for customers.

“We rely on TMW. They’re a true partner because we can always reach out to them with questions or enhancements, and they’re very willing to work with us to bring those ideas to the table to improve results.”

The TMW solutions have helped Ruan improve operational performance by enhancing routing efficiency for a number of clients.