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Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration

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?

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.

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Personal Connections Define Top 3PLs

Personal Connections Define Top 3PLs

2014 Vote 3PL

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

Thank You for Trusting C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson

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

Where Do You Get Your Industry Info?

Industry Info

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

How Feedback Improves the Supply Chain

Customer feedback

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