Trimac to Add PowerSuite at 34 More Sites
Feb 22, 2001 12:00 PM, Modern Bulk Transporter staffTMW Systems Inc and Trimac Corp have agreed to roll out TMW PowerSuite dispatch enterprise operations systems at 34 additional terminals. The new facilities were acquired when Trimac purchased DSI, a Houston TX-based bulk carrier.
Chosen originally to replace as many as four different management information systems, TMW PowerSuite is in use at nearly 100 Trimac locations.
Operational productivity and efficiency gains have been achieved through installation and use of a single “best-in-class” core information system, said Al Kobie, director of operations development at Trimac. “PowerSuite facilitates increased equipment utilization and results in reduced empty mileage through optimization of traffic lanes. While our day-to-day operations are heavily supported by the software, we are also using the information it provides to analyze hauls, loads, and lanes, thereby supporting decisions that will further improve our efficiency.”
Kobie says implementation of PowerSuite systems at DSI facilities is on track for completion soon. During initial rollout of PowerSuite at Trimac terminals, the fleet developed a streamlined process that includes taking old systems out, converting data, conducting computer-based training, and providing on-site support when each location goes live.