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  January 27th, 2016 | Written by

tOSU Expands Role of Eyefreight TMS in Transportation Management and Logistics Curriculum

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  • Ohio State students recently designed solutions for Honda, Whirlpool, and Chiquita, using Eyefreight technology.
  • Ohio State prof: Leveraging Eyefreight’s solution for transportation and logistics courses bridges and practice.
  • Ohio State prof: Students experience how using technology enables productivity, visibility and more.

Eyefreight, a transportation management systems provider, has partnered with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business to use Eyefreight technology to solve company logistics-related challenges in OSU’s business logistics engineering programs.

Earlier this year, the Eyefreight TMS was introduced to students in the department’s Logistics Technology and Transportation Management course. With the success of the pilot, the Eyefreight TMS will be applied extensively in the department’s Transportation Management and Logistics Technology sections, and in the Masters of Business Logistics Engineering (MBLE) program.

Designed to graduate students equally skilled in logistics strategy, management, and engineering, the MBLE program enables students to go beyond the classroom by providing solutions to logistics-related problems for major companies though two field study courses. Student teams have recently designed solutions for Honda, Whirlpool, Chiquita, Agilent, ODW, FedEx, and Schlumberger.

“The transportation and logistics management courses in general, and the MBLE program in particular, at The Ohio State University are among the best in the world,” said Eyefreight CEO Ken Fleming. “We are tremendously proud that the Marketing and Logistics Department in OSU’s prestigious Fisher College of Business has decided to further apply the Eyefreight TMS into its core transportation management and logistics curriculum.”

“Leveraging Eyefreight’s global cloud-based solution for transportation and logistics courses is another step in bridging theory into practice,” said Walter Zinn, Department Chair of the Fisher College of Business Marketing & Logistics Department. “With this technology, we can have students work with real-world logistics problems from using manual calculation and processing and then experience how using the technology enables productivity, visibility and more. When done, the students know both the underlying functions the TMS system enables and how to leverage those functions with automation.”

Eyefreight provides a command center for shippers, reducing net landed cost of goods while improving business margins. An accessible software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, Eyefreight deploys its transportation management system and inventory visibility rapidly and integrates with existing transportation workflows to reduce total cost of distribution as much as 30 percent, while improving performance.