One of the most frequent comments I get from customers is: “We have so much data but we don’t know what to do with it.” Everyone in the logistics industry says this but they’re each trying to answer different questions – from how do I get my products delivered to customers faster to meet the ever-changing consumer demands to how can I improve dwell times and on-time performance? » Read More
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and for many of our customers, especially retailers, the holidays are “make or break.” That means that seamless logistics is more critical than ever to get all of those packages to their final destinations on time. » Read More
We live in an on-demand world. When consumers click to purchase a product one day, they expect it to be on their doorstep the next—or even sooner. These demands on the supply chain are affecting our customers of every size. » Read More
I always look forward to attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual EDGE Conference. It’s a great chance to hear from our customers about their challenges and opportunities, and discuss how C.H. Robinson can provide solutions.
This year was special for me. It was my first chance to really address our industry as CEO, and describe my vision for where our industry needs to go. In particular, I chose to speak about a topic I’m extremely passionate about—how technology is reshaping logistics. For those who couldn’t make it, here is the gist. » Read More
For most people, surprises can be wonderful— but, as shippers, you’d like to avoid them at all costs because of the time and funds they can waste. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble? Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. » Read More
If you ship food or beverages, then you know damage claims, overages, shortages, and substitutions can create substantial headaches for accounting, eat into your margins, and damage your credibility with your customers. » Read More
Categories: Food and Beverage
3 Reasons Carrier Initiatives Improve Supply Chains. Transportfolio
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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Top Way to Make Freight Attractive: Reduce Detention
Transportation prices fluctuate with supply and demand. When equipment is scarce, increase load acceptance by fixing carriers’ most-hated issue: detention.
In the “perfect market” of transportation, no single carrier and no single shipper control enough of the market to influence pricing. That makes things challenging as the market gets busier and there is more freight than there is equipment. Many shippers would say we are currently in a market such as this, where carriers can be choosier about who they will work with and what freight they will haul. They may compare customers at such times, rejecting loads from shippers who make it hard to do business in favor of those who make it easier and more efficient. » Read More
Truck Driver Trivia: An Infographic of Obscure Facts
It’s truck driver appreciation week 2015. All week, we’re celebrating the proud drivers who keep the world moving day in and day out. Every day professional drivers throughout the United States sacrifice time with their family and friends to ensure the goods we need on a daily basis are available.
Categories: Over the Road
Transportation has been referred to as a “perfect market,” meaning no single party controls the entire market enough to affect rates. Instead, the market fluctuates based on supply and demand. If supply (equipment) is abundant and there is less freight available, rates go down; if capacity is tight and shipment volumes are greater, prices go up. How do these ebbs and flows in the market impact carrier-shipper relationships?