TMW Systems Inc., a business software provider to the transportation services industry, announced a strategic alliance with KSM Transport Advisors. The alliance is built on TMW’s longstanding relationship with David Roush, newly appointed vice president for KSMTA.
Roush and KSMTA offer motor carrier business consulting services, with a focus on the carrier’s freight networks, financial management, operational metrics and business strategies. Roush successfully has employed IDSC Netwise, from TMW Systems, in network balance and business optimization studies for a number of North American carriers prior to joining KSMTA. Roush will continue to use Netwise at KSMTA as he has in the past. In addition, he will utilize Netwise to evaluate and model mergers and acquisitions.
“We’re excited to expand our successful relationship with David Roush to include his new role with KSM Transport Advisors,” says Michael August, vice president and general manager of TMW Optimization. “KSMTA exclusively serves the full truckload carrier segment of the trucking industry, where the business value offered by our IDSC Netwise, TripAlert, MatchAdvice and ExpertFuel products is strongest.”
Roush himself is the product of a family with generations involved in the ownership and management of trucking companies. His personal experience as a senior executive in a sizeable trucking firm has proven invaluable in applying both technology and sound business strategies to help other carriers achieve success in today’s challenging transportation environment.
Roush will be presenting a joint technology session with TMW personnel on freight network balance at the upcoming TMW Systems user conference and exhibition, known as TMW TransForum, this September in Dallas. Additional educational opportunities on the benefits of optimization technology for systematically improving truckload operations and business profitability also will be offered in the form of joint webinars from TMW Systems and KSMTA in the near future.
The new relationship with KSMTA is part of the ongoing program at TMW Systems to partner with firms that offer complementary services and products to segments of its more than 1,800 customers, which include private and for-hire trucking, brokers and 3PLs, as well as fleets in construction, ready-mix concrete, municipal service and waste management operations. TMW says these strategic relationships provide a depth of expertise and business perspective, informed by technology platform knowledge, that increases the value and potential ROI for new customers of those products and services while reducing buyer risk, project complexity and ramp-up time.