Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fuel Supply Chain Applications from TMW Systems Offer Transportation Efficiencies and Expanded Inventory Service Capabilities

NASHVILLE, TN - TMW Systems, the largest developer and integrator of transportation management software for the trucking industry, today announced a growing portfolio of fuel supply chain management applications designed to meet the unique needs of fuel supply chain operations for convenience stores and other retail gasoline and diesel outlets. More than 11,000 tanker trucks delivering fuel across North America now fall under the management of fuel supply chain applications from TMW.

Including the foundation TMW Fuel Dispatch module, the powerful Inventory Services application and the newest optimization technologies to improve shift-based driver scheduling and right-sourcing fuel purchases, the TMW Fuel Supply Chain Transport Management System (TMS) now offers eight powerful modules that can be purchased separately or as an integrated system. Web portals for customer and carrier interaction, as well as integrated voice response (IVR) technology, are part of the application set that continues to grow as more companies turn to TMW for an alternative to costly fuel inventory management legacy systems. The scalable solutions fit the needs of diversified petroleum marketers, convenience store chains, vertically integrated oil companies and fleets dedicated to fuel transport. Over thirty companies in the U.S. and Canada have licensed TMW Fuel Dispatch for their operations since 2007. 

"We brought TMW's enterprise-class asset utilization technologies and their proven efficiencies to this high-touch, high-value service industry with several new applications designed to streamline fuel order management, improve order and replenishment forecasting and optimize driver shift-based scheduling for added productivity," David Mook, COO and CTO of TMW Systems, said. "We knew that petroleum marketers and jobbers as well as oil companies could really benefit from these smart, cost-effective applications to manage inventory at dozens or even thousands of locations and to efficiently manage company trucks or contracted carriers in fulfilling orders in the very dynamic world of retail fuel supply."

A team of implementation and technical sales specialists at TMW Systems, experienced with the unique needs of the fuel supply sector, are dedicated for work with new clients of the Fuel Supply Chain Transport Management System, both during the product evaluation phase and post-purchase. The experienced team assures a thorough understanding of customer business needs and successful process transitions without loss of productivity.

For additional information about the integrated applications for energy transport offered by TMW Systems or to arrange a demonstration or discussion with customer references, contact Steve Chilinski, schilinski@tmwsystems.com, or call (800) 401-6682.

About TMW Systems
TMW Systems, Inc., is committed to delivering customer-driven solutions that help companies in the transportation services sector seize market opportunities while improving profitability and gaining a better return on information. TMW customers include 3PLs and shippers, private and for-hire trucking, brokerage, construction, ready mix concrete, municipal fleet, heavy-duty repair and waste management operations. With offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Durham, North Carolina.; Indianapolis, Indiana; Dallas, Texas; and Vancouver, British Columbia; TMW currently serves more than 1,600 customers managing over 325,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.1 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visit www.tmwsystems.com or call (800) 401-6682.