As we wrap up 2019, it’s not too late to prepare for the conditions of the changing transportation market and review expectations for the coming year. Here’s a brief update about the transportation market in the final quarter of 2019.
Just how collaborative are your internal departments? If you’re running into issues when one department makes a decision that unintentionally affects one or more aspects of your supply chain, your answer is probably along the lines of “not very.” And it may be holding back your transportation team’s effectiveness.
In many organizations, transportation is simply the recipient of collaboration that happens in other supply chain functions. Under that model, transportation teams can only respond to what comes their way. Instead, transportation should have a say in the collaborative planning process right along with the other supply chain functions. When brought to the table earlier, transportation can be a more proactive contributor to overarching supply chain goals.
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What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business? | Transportfolio
Maybe you’re a relatively new business. Maybe you’ve only recently grown large enough to warrant the need for more transportation options. Whatever the reason, if you’re searching for a third party logistics provider (3PL) for the first time, you’ll want to have a keen understanding of what they are and how they work before choosing one to help with your logistics challenges.
Personal Connections Define Top 3PLs
In 2013, for the third year in a row, the readers of Inbound Logistics once again voted C.H. Robinson as the #1 top 3PL in the industry. We all know the numerous recognition programs in the marketplace, and that they often have different opinions for number one. Unlike some programs, Inbound Logistics’ program is based on the votes of customers—the people we work with every day. This recognition from the people we serve is the highest honor possible. Every vote is a vote of confidence and satisfaction for the service we provide, the relationships we appreciate, and the commitment we’ve made to the success of our customers. The approval of the people we work hard for is the best compliment we can ever receive. » Read More
Inbound Logistics publishes annual results of its Top 10 3PL campaign in their July issue. In 2011 and 2012, customers voted and Inbound Logistics recognized C.H. Robinson as the #1 3PL.
With voting coming to a close for this year’s campaign, it would be an honor to receive your vote and win this prestigious recognition for the third consecutive year. I am always excited to hear what our customers have to say about our service, and this survey allows us to gain a better understanding of how we are doing in relation to delivering value to our customers. Not only do we appreciate positive feedback, we also take suggestions for improvement very seriously. » Read More
Anyone earnestly involved in supply chain thinks a lot about customer service, but it’s been on my mind even more since the release of the Inbound Logistics July issue. In that issue, C.H. Robinson was honored as the #1 Top 3PL for the second year in a row. » Read More
On a recent flight from Miami to Minneapolis, I had an interesting conversation with the passenger seated next to me. It started out with the usual (Where do you live? Do you have kids? What were you doing in Miami?). But it was after I mentioned that I’d just attended the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association’s annual conference that my conversation became more than idle chitchat. » Read More
Ken Blanchard, author of One Minute Manager and Raving Fans, coined the phrase, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” Though Blanchard’s field is management and leadership, feedback is especially valuable in transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. » Read More