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Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey & Hurricane Irma

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Current as of September 15, 2017

The impact of Hurricane Irma continues to be felt throughout Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. At this point, businesses are opening as they are able; however, schools remain closed in Florida and many areas continue to assess the damage. Our offices in Florida are open and fully operational. Our C.H. Robinson network has been working closely with our customers and teammates, and are ready to assist 24/7/365.

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The Logistics of Moving Freight on Mount Everest

The Logistics of Moving Freight on Mount Everest | Transportfolio

A lot of stories have been told about the challenges that come with climbing Mount Everest. Many of them focus on the summit push itself—the high highs and the low lows of such a dangerous mission. What a lot of people don’t know, though, is that the summit window is a small piece of the adventure—a couple of days of what generally works out to be a two-month expedition.
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Why Strong Relationships are Vital in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry

Why Strong Relationships are Vital in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry | Transportfolio

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Relationships: you spend a lot of time building and tending to them in your personal life, and they are just as important—and take just as much effort—in your professional life. And, although relationships with your family and friends may vastly differ from those you have with your colleagues and across your network, I think it’s safe to say that professional relationships matter. After all, they are the driving force behind what makes us want to collaborate, share trust, and create solutions together.
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Streamline Your Supply Chain with a Network Analysis

4 Signs It’s Time for a Network Analysis.Transportfolio

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Supply chains are innately complex. The dynamic global marketplace, ever-changing landscape of the transportation industry, and shifting business goals provide the right environment for complexity to thrive. That’s where working with a third party logistics provider (3PL) with knowledgeable supply chain engineers comes into play. With dedicated time and applicable knowledge, supply chain engineers give you the clarity and expertise that can help simplify—and improve—your supply chain.
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3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017

3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio

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It’s bound to be an interesting year for logistics. Even if we dismiss the effects of geopolitics on globalization, there are still a number of disrupters, such as ecommerce and merger and acquisition activity, which could lead to volatility in the transportation marketplace. » Read More

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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NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?

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Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States. We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Let’s dig in and discuss some of the top trade related issues. » Read More

Delivering Flowers to the Nation for Valentine’s Day

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Delivering Flowers to the Nation for Valentine’s Day | Freshspective

Every Valentine’s Day, consumers head into stores to purchase flowers at a volume that is far higher than any other day of the year.
And, because they want to give their loved ones the freshest blooms possible, many Valentine’s Day floral purchases are made the day of—which means hundreds of stores around the country need to be prepared to have enough flowers on hand to meet their demand.
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An Invitation for Innovation: 3 Tips for Hosting an Innovation Challenge

An Invitation for Innovation: 3 Tips for Hosting an Innovation Challenge. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

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Innovation: every company wants it, but not every company knows how to cultivate it. New ideas, products, services, and methods can add value to your organization. So what can you do to build a culture of creativity, problem solving, and idea sharing?
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The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference. Transporfolio by C.H. Robinson

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The panels and presenters at LogiChem USA displayed an expertise in chemical supply chains seen nowhere else. Because individuals at the event openly share challenges their firms face and the process to overcoming those challenges, the content is always relevant and helpful. This was my third year attending the LogiChem conference, and I am always pleased to find the focus shifts from year to year to address current trends and issues while also providing insight to the future of the industry.
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