Have you heard about companies investing a lot of money, time, and resources to implement a transportation management system (TMS), only to have to shelve the system later because the ongoing savings or efficiencies weren’t meeting expectations?
Prior to the pandemic, supply chains were already growing in complexity due to increased globalization, data sources, and customer demands. Disruptions from COVID-19 accelerated these challenges, requiring supply chains to be more agile and resilient than ever—something that isn’t possible if don’t have the right technology and talent in place. In this dynamic environment of […]
At this time last year, global supply chains were already in trouble. The world didn’t know it yet, but we were somewhere between 60 and 90 days away from understanding what would happen.
This year, supply chains have been under more spotlight and pressure than ever. Managing a global supply chain is complex on its own, without the added challenges from a global disruption like the COVID-19 pandemic. In this challenging environment, shippers who leverage the latest technologies, like Internet of Things (IoT), to drive supply chain visibility […]
Are you looking to improve visibility, automation, and optimization to achieve a more resilient supply chain? Then a global transportation management system (TMS) should be a key part of your supply chain technology strategy.
When we founded TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson nearly 20 years ago, the supply chain and logistics industry looked very different, as did our world in general. We were in the midst of the dot-com boom, and use of the internet and computers was relatively new. ERPs were just launching, and a typical shipment […]
Globalization is rapidly adding complexity to the supply chain, changing needs of shippers around the world. Supply chain professionals are under pressure to produce more results with less resources. And, the few resources shippers DO have need to be focused on value added tasks like cost savings or performance improvement. These are a few key […]
In a world of fast-paced change, customer demands are forcing supply chains to adapt and use innovation to drive performance improvements, or else risk competitive threats. Logistics managers at small to midsized businesses (SMBs) are left wondering if it is possible to achieve higher productivity levels and deliver better customer service at a lower cost, […]