TORONTO, Ont. — Dan Goodwill and Associates has appointed Jim Papineau as the company’s director of supply chain systems and automation. Papineau’s primary focus in his new position will be helping shippers and carriers document their business model, structures and potential processes to be automated and recommend improvements to existing practices and rules, according to the company. He will also conduct detailed process and integration walkthroughs with stakeholders to review process plans and create a design specification or RFP for a Transportation Management Software (TMS) System. He will also facilitate the implementation of the TMS system and the recruitment of IT personnel to manage the system, if requested, the company said.
Papineau has an extensive background in transportation and TMS systems technology having held a number of executive positions with Descartes Systems, Purolator Courier and TNT.
“During these difficult economic times, it is important for shippers and carriers to obtain the maximum value for the money they spend on transportation technology. Jim’s extensive real world experience will be of enormous benefit to our clients as they seek to automate manual processes or upgrade existing systems to improve capacity, extend competitive services and reduce costs,” said Dan Goodwill, president of Dan Goodwill and Associates.
“We bring a fresh and unbiased approach to the TMS design and selection process,” said Papineau. “We analyze various design/build and purchase options and make recommendations on the TMS solution(s) that is best for our clients. We will not be constrained by the scope of a particular solution vendor’s products. For companies that have never purchased a TMS system or have purchased a system that has not performed up to expectations, we will take much of the worry out of the purchase and improvement decisions. We will also assist our clients to ensure a successful implementation, if required.”
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