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Archives for December 2015

110 Years of Innovation and Still Shaping the Future

CHR 110 year blog image finalC.H. Robinson has been an industry leader for 110 years. It seems like a long time. The world has changed so much since 1905. But some things are still the same. Things like cultural values and ethics. Things like customer service. These are the things that matter, the things that endure. People are still searching for the best fresh food at the best prices. Businesses are still trying to find the most effective, cost efficient way to transport and deliver their goods to customers. And C.H. Robinson is still committed to building strong carrier relationships and improving our customers’ supply chains, so we’ll never stop creating innovative supply chain solutions.

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In the Supply Chain? You’re the Hero of this Holiday Story

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I try not to limit thankfulness to one day in November, but to make it part of my everyday life. And what I can’t help thinking about is the humbling fact that I’m part of an amazing industry—one that keeps economies and people flourishing around the world every day. If you play a role in any kind of supply chain, you’re the hero of this story. This blog post is for you. » Read More

December Market Update: Transportation Industry News

MarketUpdate_TransAccording to the second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter from the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), economic growth rose 2.1%, which is a faster pace growth than originally expected. This revision reflects that domestic demand continues to grow at a steady pace; consumer spending, business fixed investment, and residential investment aided in the boost. Read the December Market Update for more highlights on key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. Then, share your thoughts on these topics and other issues that affect your business.

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Top 4 Logistics Trends to Keep Top of Mind Going into 2016

LiveEpisode_TBlogPostThe climate of our bustling, dynamic industry can change by the day, and that’s why it’s smart to stay in the know about the issues that can impact your business. On a recent episode of Talking Logistics, Adrian Gonzalez and I discussed four key trends that should be on your radar as you prepare for 2016: Potentially slower economic growth, transportation market, bid season, and risk management.

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Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

How the Panama Canal Expansion Impacts U.S. Logistics | Transportfolio

Blog-So-Cal-image-300x199The Panama Canal expansion opened to traffic in June 2016 and already it’s affecting global logistics. Ocean freight shippers should pay attention to this study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. Robinson to be prepared for the shifts ahead.

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