Why Supply Chain Talent Management Needs to Be a Top Priority | Transportfolio The well-known business adage that people are a company’s most important asset has taken on new significance in the supply chain industry over recent years.

Global supply chains

Earlier this year we talked about tips for hosting an innovation challenge. Today, we will dig into why investing in innovation matters. C.H. Robinson exists to make customers’ supply chains better, stronger, and faster because that’s what it takes to compete in today’s market. Driving a culture of innovation is essential to our growth. In [...]

Challenges Fleet Management

The Top 3 Biggest Challenges in Fleet Management | The Road Commercial fleet managers face many of the same problems all managers do – effectively directing people and assets, saving money, and driving results. Yet, fleet managers must often solve problems in real-time and within a shifting and sometimes volatile marketplace. We’ve rounded up three [...]

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level | Transportfolio Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity. No matter what phase your business is at, from the [...]

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

MIT-Crossroads

MIT Crossroads: An Opportunity to Imagine the Future of Supply Chains | Transportfolio Technology, disruptors, opportunities—three core areas of discussion this week at the Annual Crossroads supply chain event at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT-CTL). The day-long event, if you haven’t been able to attend in the past, brings together MIT researchers to [...]

integrating-change

A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration | Transportfolio No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. But after many years of onboarding new customers, I have learned that there are three basic components to most integrations. And I like to think of it in cooking terms. Below are the steps [...]

network-analysis

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

SXSW

SXSW: An Unconventional Place to Find the Future of Supply Chain | Transportfolio Austin, Texas. Home to the University of Texas. A place they like to keep weird. And the host city for South by Southwest (SXSW). Revered as the greatest place to discover the next big innovation, it welcomes thousands of people with common [...]

Key Carrier Spotlight: CJ Transportation | The Road As I discussed in one of my previous posts, a successful and strategic truckload bidding season is about more than submitting the lowest rate possible. By default, most shippers send RFPs that ask for point-to-point pricing on long haul truckloads (moving more than 250 miles from origin […]