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Tom Mahlke — Director, North America Surface Transportation

Tom Mahlke joined C.H. Robinson in 1999. In his current role, Tom provides financial and operational analytics support for C.H. Robinson's North America Surface Transportation President and leadership team.

Why You Care About Who Owns Your Technology Platform

Technology Platform

I am often asked why we invest a substantial amount of capital in technology. It’s a good question. This is why: we believe that the best way to efficiently support our customers’ supply chains is to own the platform. And this is one of the most critical technology questions you can ask before settling on a potential logistics service provider (LSP) or 3PL. Who owns the software they will use to help run your supply chain? The answer can either set you up for an easier life as your company grows or for potential problems down the road. » Read More