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Mike Short — President of Global Freight Forwarding

Mike Short was named president of global freight forwarding in May 2015. Short joined C.H. Robinson through the acquisition of Phoenix International in 2012, and is an 18-year veteran of the global forwarding industry. Prior to being named President, Mike served as Vice President, Global Forwarding – North America. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson, Short held a number of roles at Phoenix International, including Regional Manager, Sales Manager, and General Manager of the St. Louis office. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Here’s what you need to do to be successful in the market.

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Unpacking the Benefits of Global Freight Consolidation

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Have you ever played Tetris? If so, you already have some understanding of what it’s like to manage a consolidated shipment. Unlike Tetris, success is more than a blinking screen of lights—it’s building a global freight consolidation strategy that is solid, effective and consistent. As a result, you will save both time and money while operating your supply chain.

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Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio

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It’s exciting when your company grows rapidly through merger and acquisition. It’s challenging, too, and managing through change can be difficult. Yet, there are steps you can take to standardize processes and systems—and do it quickly with the right tools and resources. Generac Power Systems, the number one manufacturer of home backup generators, became an international company in a few short years and developed a global supply chain that is now prepared for the next stage of growth. Here’s how they did it.
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3 Benefits of Innovating Global Supply Chains

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Earlier this year we talked about tips for hosting an innovation challenge. Today, we will dig into why investing in innovation matters. C.H. Robinson exists to make customers’ supply chains better, stronger, and faster because that’s what it takes to compete in today’s market. Driving a culture of innovation is essential to our growth. In fact, I believe that the next 50 great ideas for moving global supply chains forward are already here, living within our people.
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Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time

Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time | Transportfolio

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When a 100-year-old toy company collaborates with a leading automotive and technology manufacturer, the possibilities are limitless. But when that mix is powered by a comprehensive logistics solution, it can really go the distance.
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Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains

Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio

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I’ve worked in the logistics industry for over 20 years. Lately I’ve been thinking about how C.H. Robinson has had a front row seat to more changes and challenges in international trade than most people can comprehend. We’ve seen the emergence of new markets, the impact of an increasingly connected globe, and the progress brought by a barrage of technological advances.
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Expanding Our Global Logistics Network with Acquisition of APC Logistics

Expanding Our Global Logistics Network with Acquisition of APC Logistics | Transportfolio

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While people say the world is getting smaller all the time, we in logistics know that’s only partially true. It’s true we can access information about happenings halfway across the world with the click of a mouse, but transporting cargo more than 10,000 miles from Paris, France, to Sydney, Australia, still takes smart people, advanced technology, and the right processes.

After the recent announcement that C.H. Robinson was acquiring APC Logistics, I wanted to share some of the reasons behind this decision.
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Learn, Network, and Problem Solve: Gearing Up for the 2016 TPM Annual Conference

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There are a lot of things happening in our industry right now, and there are many anticipated changes on the horizon. But one thing remains constant, and that’s my excitement for the TPM Annual Conference. Over the last 15 years, TPM has become a well-known source for information and networking within the global container shipping and logistics community.
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6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions

TPPBlogPostYou’ve probably heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in the last two weeks in some form or another. Since the release of the final text for the TPP agreement, along with President Obama’s announcement on November 5, 2015, that he intended to sign it, the TPP agreement has been a fairly hot topic—across all industries—with some aspects being more controversial than others. While we’re still sorting through the full text, we wanted to provide you with some background, answer some questions, and offer some insight about what the TPP agreement means for the transportation and logistics industry. Here are the top six questions our customers are asking about the TPP agreement.

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