C.H. Robinson is full of people you can rely on who are always up for a challenge. On a daily—and sometimes hourly—basis, our local experts in offices around the globe help ensure logistics problems are resolved in real-time. Like the students and teams who compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, our people never back down from a challenge. This year, C.H. Robinson’s teams in Singapore and Australia are providing the logistics solutions those same students have with their solar car challenge. » Read More
Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Because technology infrastructure differs from region to region, it is challenging (to say the least) for systems to communicate across continents.
Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. It’s difficult, right? Now add in the aspect of tracking the shipment’s expected arrival in Hamburg. To get the information you need involves several languages, time zones, software programs, and much more. Even the most expert logistics professionals struggle in those instances. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. » Read More
There are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. Only one of them is outside North America: China. But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. » Read More
When it comes to major logistics events, technology can often be the determining factor of success. Take Black Friday and Cyber Monday for example. It takes planning and precision to execute an efficient, effective supply chain under typical circumstances; the surge leading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday only magnifies the importance of thorough preparation—or the frustration of a glitch.
Because your supply chain is only as good as the technology platform backing it, it’s crucial to make sure your third party logistics provider (3PL) has the stable systems and scalability to handle peak volumes.
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See More, Know More, and Do More with Your Global Supply Chain: Discover Navisphere® Vision | Transportfolio
We often talk about logistics being an exciting industry that is constantly growing in both complexity and impact. And it’s true: supply chains have moved from the backroom to the boardroom because of the significant financial and strategic influence they have on an organization. As the face and pace of global commerce evolves and grows, so does the need to reinvent supply chains.
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You’ve seen how artificial intelligence is being applied to many facets of our everyday lives. The fact is, digital transformation is also well underway in supply chain management—and it is transforming the way companies do business.
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Countdown to Black Friday: Is Your Supply Chain Wired for Success?.Transportfolio
In many ways, technology can be the determining factor of what makes or breaks major logistics events, like the upcoming Black Friday shopping holiday. It takes planning and precision to execute an efficient, effective supply chain under typical circumstances; the surge leading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday only magnifies the importance of thorough preparation—or the frustration of a glitch.
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Outlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else?.Transportfolio
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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6 Things You May Not Know About Marine Cargo Insurance
If your business is expanding to overseas markets, marine cargo insurance can offer you important protection for your ocean shipments.
Marine cargo insurance policies are unique compared to other insurance policies. This is because international ocean and air shipments are subject to a unique set of laws that limit the liability of carriers.
This post will outline six surprising facts about marine cargo insurance that you might not have known before, and should keep in mind when planning, purchasing, and using.
Flatbed Procurement: What’s Your Strategy?
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: