In 2021, for the first time in all of my years working in this industry, the global supply chain was at the forefront of virtually every conversation. Whether it was the impact of port delays, truck driver shortages or the shortage of chips impacting manufacturing, our industry was top of mind across the board and […]
As I look forward into 2021, I see the road to economic recovery coming into clearer focus. As science and technology move us closer to the world we’re all ready to return to, I know that we will come back stronger and better. But even though the road ahead is bright, it is not without […]
I am always optimistic about what we can accomplish when we come together. But with many states facing a devastating economic crisis, including predicted revenue shortfalls of 15-20% on top of already battered budgets, it’s clear that even more collaborative action than ever before from the public and private sectors is needed to get us […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]