TMS uses the Customer Synonym file to match customer names received in EDI messages to customer codes set up in your customer master file.
For example, you may find that the customer “Georgia Pacific” is spelled many different ways in waybills or bills of lading received via EDI in your TMS system.
You can use the Customer Synonym master file to match the various waybill spellings for “Georgia Pacific” to the correct entry in the Customer master. This allows you to easily generate traffic reports and block cars to the correct points on your road.
Bio: Andrew Parker is Senior Product Manager for Wabtec’s RailConnect TMS product line. Andrew has held various positions in his 17 years with Wabtec, from Customer Support, Customer Management, Service Delivery, Product Strategy, to Product Management.
In his present capacity he serves as the liaison between our engineering group and our customer base driving new enhancements and change requests through to implementation and delivery.
Andrew is a SME for several of the RailConnect products including Transportation Management System (TMS), Rail Carrier Interface (RCI), Mobile Reporting (mCrew), Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI), and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
Andrew is a leading expert in interfacing and process management for Railroads of all sizes and complexities.
Andrew received his BS in Economics and Sociology at Elon University in Elon, NC.