When to Adopt New Carrier Technology and When to Wait | The Road I started with C.H. Robinson in 2007. From the very beginning, I realized how important my relationships with carriers were when it came to helping my customers. Those relationships mean that when my customers have freight to move, I have reliable carriers […]

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How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio From a shipper’s perspective, new supply chain technology means things like visibility to shipments, proactive notifications before disruptions occur, and better forecasting for future improvements. But there’s another side of that story to tell—the carrier’s perspective. Technology to make a carrier’s job easier is just as [...]

Flatbed Trucking: How the Industry is Changing | The Road by C.H. Robinson As a key piece of the supply chain, flatbed trucking must adapt and change within industries and larger market trends. Keeping tabs on economic and consumer forces helps fleet managers stay ahead of the curve and prepare their drivers, vehicles, and business […]

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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 [...]

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Freightquote: A Killer Combo of Talent and Technology | Transportfolio There is a lot happening in today’s world of ecommerce and the Internet of Things (IoT) that relate to the transportation industry, but it takes more than just data and technology to be a best in class organization. Successful companies in today’s marketplace are backed [...]

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Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio 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 [...]

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Why Ecommerce May Drive You to Rethink Your Parcel Shipping Strategy | Transportfolio The holidays are over, and the ball has dropped to usher in the New Year. With that, many of us are considering changes and improvements we want to make this year. If you are a parcel shipper, let me challenge you with [...]

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In a world of fast-paced change, customer demands are forcing supply chains to adapt and use innovation to drive performance improvements, or else risk competitive threats. Logistics managers at small to midsized businesses (SMBs) are left wondering if it is possible to achieve higher productivity levels and deliver better customer service at a lower cost, [...]

Most of the time I think predicting the future should be left to fortune tellers and meteorologists. But every once in a while it’s fun to think about how the great strides we’re making today could impact our future. We’ve already seen an evolution in things like the telephone, once a novelty shared by entire [...]

Ecommerce is going to be a bigger part of future supply chain services. Our recent acquisition of Freightquote brings us a talented team of logistics professionals who understand truckload, less than truckload, and intermodal services. It also provides a leading ecommerce site we can integrate into our existing technology infrastructure to better serve all of [...]