Evanston, IL—Jan. 20, 2016—Eyefreight, a provider of transportation management systems (TMS), announced that, after a successful trial involving students enrolled in one of its marketing and logistics courses, the Ohio State University (OSU) Fisher College of Business plans to give Eyefreight TMS an even larger role in its transportation management and logistics programs.
Within the Fisher College of Business, the Marketing and Logistics Department prepares both graduate and undergraduate students to take on jobs at international companies in the logistics sector. Earlier this year, Eyefreight TMS was introduced to students in the department’s logistics technology and transportation management course. With the success of the pilot, 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 recently designed solutions for Honda, Whirlpool, Chiquita, Agilent, ODW, FedEx and Schlumberger.
Walter Zinn, department chair of the Fisher College of Business Marketing and Logistics Department, said, “Leveraging Eyefreight’s global cloud-based solution for transportation and logistics courses is another step in bridging theory into practice. 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.”