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Focusing on Efficiency: Setting Foodservice Up for Success in Changing Market Conditions

Adding efficiency to your supply chain is a never-ending journey. There’s always an opportunity to improve. Often, these areas of opportunity present themselves when your organization or the market is fluctuating. (more…)

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The Biggest Change to Hours of Service in Years

We are fast approaching September 29; the implementation date of the biggest change to hours of service (HOS) rules in years. I wrote about these changes when they were announced in June, and I wanted to address the latest updates to HOS rules.

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How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

Weekly meal planning is a recurring event in our household. Although this activity is not particularly exciting, every Saturday my wife and I sit down to plan out our family meals. This process helps us avoid the mid-week supermarket scramble, as well as sidestep overspending on items we don’t actually need. Sound familiar? Supply chain planning is no different when it comes to yielding efficient results, especially this year. (more…)

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Delivering on Promises: 2020 Contract Carriers of the Year Award Winners

Our annual Contract Carrier of the Year Awards are an opportunity to recognize North American carriers in our network that continually offer outstanding service.

In the past, we’ve honored the winners at an event at our corporate headquarters. Instead, I am happy to have the opportunity to announce our Contract Carriers of the Year winners virtually in advance of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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Upcoming Changes to Walmart On Time in Full (OTIF) Program: What You Need to Know

In this ever-changing marketplace, consumer and retailer demands are constantly evolving. Staying on top of shifting retailer requirements can be challenging—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers.

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Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

After an extremely volatile first half of the year, the challenges in the air freight market look set to continue into 2021, requiring both foresight and forward planning from businesses. (more…)

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Overcome Foodservice Disruptions: Focus on Technology, Service Networks, and Transportation

No one could predict how much uncertainty 2020 would bring. The entire world is in a time of adjustment thanks to COVID-19—this is especially true for the food and beverage industry. Those companies who successfully adapt their businesses, and their supply chains, to be more flexible and resilient will find the most success in the long term—even in the face of closures or restrictions.

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Meeting Our Customers Where They Are

Our work at C.H. Robinson is guided by delivering smarter solutions to our customers for the needs they have today and the coming challenges they will have tomorrow. These needs have become more complex than ever as our customers manage global supply chain disruption and changing consumer habits due to the pandemic. (more…)

How can you stay prepared during hurricane season?

Tropical Storm Isaias recently impacted a portion of North America, unsettling multiple municipalities with power outages, road closures, and flooding. Despite the impact, many businesses remained open and transportation across modes continued operations with little disruption. Although the impact to supply chains from this storm was minimal (more…)

Providing Unparalleled Shipping Solutions for Small Businesses

From big to small, our customers are at the center of everything we do at C.H. Robinson. Most people might think of us as working with the largest companies in the world – and while that’s true – small businesses made up thousands of our customers last year. (more…)

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Savings Beyond Rates: Highlights from the “Achieve Your Supply Chain Goals” Webinar

Now, more than ever, companies of all sizes and complexities need savings and efficiencies to overcome the many disruptions caused by COVID-19. The supply chain is a great place to start uncovering opportunities for improvement.

If immediate and long-term supply chain savings and efficiencies are a top priority, you’re like many other organizations we work with every day. Which is why we recently hosted a webinar focused on this very topic.

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Effectively Manage Foodservice Supply Chains During Disruptions

With foodservice providers shuttered, it’s been an uncertain year for many. Even as doors start to reopen, it’s still unclear what the future holds for the restaurant industry. One certainty is that operators must focus on changing operational characteristics that include safety precautions against COVID-19.

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Summer 2020 Market Update: What to Expect from Trucking During COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 and restarting of the economy influences all our lives and businesses. For-hire trucking—in both the spot and contract/committed markets—is also impacted in these times by the shifting forces of supply and demand. (more…)

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. From transit uncertainty, consolidation of service providers, trade war complexity, (more…)

Microsoft and C.H. Robinson form alliance for the future of the digital supply chain

As technology continues to adapt, so does the supply chain. These challenges require solutions rooted in innovative technology, further emphasizing the need for logistics and real-time data on a global scale. (more…)

An Air Charter Solution for Teradyne in a Time of Disruption

Teradyne has always had a strong approach to managing their supply chain. But more importantly, they understand the need to adapt to changing market conditions. Working with Teradyne for more than ten years, C.H. Robinson is proud to act as an extension of their team—identifying new and innovative ways to improve their supply chain (more…)