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Archives for May 2016

5 Ways to Ignite Your Employees’ Passions

5 Ways to Ignite Your Employees’ Passions.Transportfolio

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As C.H. Robinson employees, we’re proud of what we do in our roles as general manager of the Fort Worth office and as director, global forwarding admin, out of Grapevine, TX. But another area of life we’re passionate about is raising money to fight cancer.
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Why Bringing Your Kids to Work, Works

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The day started off like any other day: Employees filled up their coffee mugs, emails were sent, and calls were made. Business proceeded as normal. Then, at 1:00 p.m., the kids started to arrive—bubbly and excited to be with their parents and loved ones (and away from school). Everyone gets excited on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day—parents and kids alike.
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Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

Outlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else?.Transportfolio

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Many of us are familiar with the term “perfect storm.” This cliché term implies conditions are ideal for the creation of a pending negative event. Recently, it has been used to describe the outlook for U.S. exports. Exporters continually hear the rumbles of thunder from the industry and economic press decrying the longstanding trade imbalance for the United States and their trading partners, recounting the fact that imports significantly outweigh the exporting of goods.
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Graduation: Now What? Is the Supply Chain Industry for You?

Graduation: Now What? Is the Supply Chain Industry for You?.Transportfolio

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College graduation can be both an exciting and stressful time. The overwhelming anticipation of the “real world” and the onslaught of job applications can be daunting, but it’s truly a thrilling transition with limitless possibilities. As I approached graduation, I pictured myself in a million different scenarios; however, of all the industries I imagined myself in, I can’t say supply chain was one of them.
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How Customs Assists Can Help You Win

How Customs Assists Can Help You Win.Transportfolio

Does your company supply materials to foreign manufacturers/suppliers to produce a product? Just like star basketball players rely on assists to score in the big game, customs assists help produce products. However, when it comes to customs, assists can be tricky.
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What’s Missing in Your Total Landed Cost

What’s Missing in Your Total Landed Cost.Transportfolio

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Editor’s note: This post originally ran in 2012. Since it’s a relevant topic, we wanted to share it with you again.

From what we’ve seen, it is rare that a company knows their true total landed cost (TLC) for each item they produce and deliver. There’s a reason for this. For most companies, there are many costs in hiding. And unless you hunt down and include those hidden costs in your TLC calculations, you’re basing supply chain decisions on incomplete data. » Read More

Driving Efficiencies for the Carrier Community

Driving Efficiencies for the Carrier Community.Transportfolio

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Carriers crisscross the continent to keep the flow of raw, finished, and consumer goods moving, meaning they also keep local, regional, national, and global businesses and economies moving. They’re a crucial link in supply chains, and it’s important to stay connected to the carrier community.
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10 Awards Since January: C.H. Robinson is Proud to Accelerate Your Advantage

10 Awards Since January: C.H. Robinson is Proud to Accelerate Your Advantage.Transportfolio

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Recently, C.H. Robinson received several awards from our customers. From Supply Chain Excellence to Customer Service Team awards, C.H. Robinson is overwhelmed by the outpouring of appreciation.

That’s why I wanted to share our gratitude with you—our customers, contract carriers, suppliers, and growers—for letting us transform your supply chain into a competitive advantage.
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3 Reasons Carrier Initiatives Improve Supply Chains

3 Reasons Carrier Initiatives Improve Supply Chains. Transportfolio

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Technology: it continues to drive efficiency and bring value to our industry. It’s made things better and improved our outcomes. That’s one of the reasons we launched a new technology for our contract carriers last week. We remain committed to bringing new and improved technology to our industry, to make things better—both for our contract carriers and our customers.
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