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Archives for April 2015

Guest Post: Western Growers—Moving at the Speed of Business with Strong Logistics Partners

Guest Post: Western Growers—Moving at the Speed of Business with Strong Logistics Partners

Western Growers

In one capacity or another, I’ve been a part of Western Growers for going on 40 years. While my role has shifted and changed over the years, I’ve always been committed to upholding the organization’s 90 year reputation for integrity, excellence, and leadership. My goals were possible thanks in part to the strategic relationships I’ve formed over the years. Western Growers is seen as an industry leader because of the innovative solutions we bring to our members. But we got there by pairing with the best, most strategic partners out there. Just as supply chains are becoming less transactional, so are the business relationships we forge.
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Discussing the Highway Bill: An Interview with NAM Director Robyn Boerstling

NAM Robyn Boerstling

We are fortunate to have Robyn Boerstling as our guest on Transportfolio® this week. Robyn is the director of transportation and infrastructure policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). This is her busiest season because Congress is currently tackling how to fund the next highway bill, more formally known as the surface transportation authorization.
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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market-Updates DomesticIn the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on relevant news means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the latest Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which, while at the highest it’s been since 2010, has been predicted to be short-lived.
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Flatbed Procurement: What’s Your Strategy?

Flatbed Procurement: What’s Your Strategy?

Flatbed eBook

Whether you believe it or not, the key to successfully securing flatbed capacity (without breaking the bank) isn’t always about chasing the lowest price. What truly matters is the strength of your relationships with flatbed carriers.

Even shippers who have more difficult freight requirements can improve acceptance rates and thrive during a tight market with a well thought out flatbed procurement strategy. To get started creating such a strategy, consider the following points:

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The Secret Sauce of Being a Top 3PL: Real People Making a Real Impact

vote3PL

As general manager of the C.H. Robinson Global Forwarding office in Cleveland, OH, I’m used to all kinds of emails landing in my inbox, and responding to them quickly. I must admit, though, that I was thrown off for just a moment when I received a message from our corporate office with an invitation to be included in the efforts to win the top spot in Inbound Logistics’ Top 3PL Annual Survey.
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