As you encounter various supply chain disruptions, from regional weather and traffic issues to the unprecedented global impacts of this pandemic, do you have the necessary agility, visibility, and risk management to keep your operations running during the unexpected? If not, a global transportation management system (TMS) can be your solution – but only if [...]

Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform.

When we founded TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson nearly 20 years ago, the supply chain and logistics industry looked very different, as did our world in general. We were in the midst of the dot-com boom, and use of the internet and computers was relatively new. ERPs were just launching, and a typical shipment [...]

Globalization is rapidly adding complexity to the supply chain, changing needs of shippers around the world. Supply chain professionals are under pressure to produce more results with less resources. And, the few resources shippers DO have need to be focused on value added tasks like cost savings or performance improvement. These are a few key [...]

One of the most frequent comments I get from customers is: “We have so much data but we don’t know what to do with it.” Everyone in the logistics industry says this but they’re each trying to answer different questions – from how do I get my products delivered to customers faster to meet the [...]

We live in an on-demand world. When consumers click to purchase a product one day, they expect it to be on their doorstep the next—or even sooner. These demands on the supply chain are affecting our customers of every size. 

I always look forward to attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual EDGE Conference. It’s a great chance to hear from our customers about their challenges and opportunities, and discuss how C.H. Robinson can provide solutions. This year was special for me. It was my first chance to really address our industry [...]

Retail grocery ecommerce sales are up about 35% year-over-year. Experts predict that nearly 70% of retail grocery purchases will be online in the next two-to-five years. This rapid growth is presenting new challenges for stakeholders across the grocery and perishables industry and fresh opportunities to capture additional market share. 

Packed fruit in grocery store cooler

In my last blog, I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals.

Carrier using Navisphere technology to grow his business

Because 2018 was a strong year for carriers in the United States, it fueled an ongoing need for more drivers. In fact, The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index identified 2018 as having the “strongest truckload pricing achieved since deregulation.” This strong demand for truckload capacity, coupled with not enough carriers to meet that demand, led many [...]