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Archives for November 2012

Guest Blog: Medical Devices: Does Supply Chain Trump Innovation?

Supply Chain Health Care

At first glance, when considering the production of medical devices, the key driver should be innovation, at least in theory. However, with recent changes and amendments to taxes and regulations, the key driver has changed. Today, the entire chain of patient care must be considered as key factors in decision-making. » Read More

Customs, CARB, and Procurement Insights: Highlights of an Intensive Workshop

Rochester Forum Intensive Workshop

It can be difficult to step away from the office to attend a seminar, but I will make the time when it helps me stay on top of industry news and trends. That was the case two weeks ago when I and about 40 other C.H. Robinson customers and employees attended an intensive—and very productive—workshop in Rochester, New York. The workshop covered some of the industry’s top challenges: moving into emerging markets, keeping up with regulations, and learning methods for more effective transportation procurement. » Read More

6 Strategies for Creating a Successful Technology Brand

Technology Brand

If you are like me, the idea of streamlining all of the complex facets of corporate technology into a simple, straightforward brand message is daunting. Managing rapid release cycles, endless acronyms and cross-functional team dynamics, while keeping the needs of the customer front and center, is the recipe for a true challenge. So how do you ensure success? Here are 6 guiding principles that will make your experience creating a new technology brand both impactful and rewarding. » Read More

Cleaning Up a River with Living Lands & Waters

Clean River

It’s rare that a stranger impresses you enough to support a cause. I met Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters (LL&W), while traveling on a plane last year. He spoke so passionately about his nonprofit’s mission to help preserve America’s rivers that I was inspired enough to get involved and spread the word. » Read More

Using Logistics to Trace the Root of Rising Food Costs

Food Costs

For all of our efforts to streamline supply chain logistics for the food industry, we’re driven by the demands of our customers who face some challenging demands of their own. Restaurant consumers want food fast. They also demand that it’s affordable and delivered safely. These opposing challenges have always plagued the food service industry. Well, I’m happy to report that the opportunity is clearer than ever before. » Read More