The year 2020 was a year unlike any other, and supply chains were more front and center than ever before. This is especially true in the retail space, as a surge in ecommerce and pandemic-driven demand volatility increased the rate of change in an already rapidly evolving industry.
This year, supply chains have been under more spotlight and pressure than ever. Managing a global supply chain is complex on its own, without the added challenges from a global disruption like the COVID-19 pandemic. In this challenging environment, shippers who leverage the latest technologies, like Internet of Things (IoT), to drive supply chain visibility [...]
The holidays can be “the most wonderful time of the year.” Because so many holidays focus on gift exchanges, this time of year is a huge boon to retailers. But, any business owner knows that for all the joys of the season, holidays can also bring plenty of stress. With the holidays quickly approaching, many [...]
This year, more than ever, heading into your annual truckload request for proposal (RFP) process can be daunting. As we face unprecedented market volatility, it is increasingly challenging to forecast and plan your truckload procurement strategies. In talking with customers, we often get questions like “When is the best time to do a truckload RFP? [...]
Adding efficiency to your supply chain is a never-ending journey. There’s always an opportunity to improve. Often, these areas of opportunity present themselves when your organization or the market is fluctuating.
No one could predict how much uncertainty 2020 would bring. The entire world is in a time of adjustment thanks to COVID-19—this is especially true for the food and beverage industry. Those companies who successfully adapt their businesses, and their supply chains, to be more flexible and resilient will find the most success in the [...]
Now, more than ever, companies of all sizes and complexities need savings and efficiencies to overcome the many disruptions caused by COVID-19. The supply chain is a great place to start uncovering opportunities for improvement. If immediate and long-term supply chain savings and efficiencies are a top priority, you’re like many other organizations we work [...]
With foodservice providers shuttered, it’s been an uncertain year for many. Even as doors start to reopen, it’s still unclear what the future holds for the restaurant industry. One certainty is that operators must focus on changing operational characteristics that include safety precautions against COVID-19.
Teradyne has always had a strong approach to managing their supply chain. But more importantly, they understand the need to adapt to changing market conditions. Working with Teradyne for more than ten years, C.H. Robinson is proud to act as an extension of their team—identifying new and innovative ways to improve their supply chain
The true economic impact of COVID-19 and global shutdowns are still not known. As businesses continue to open around the world, we are forced to think about operations, logistics, and safety differently. Because all industries are being affected in some way or another, companies of all types and sizes must adjust and adapt their business [...]