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 [...]

RFP BEST PRACTICE BLOG_C.H. Robinson

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? [...]

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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.

Companies want and expect innovation from their 3PLs, and as one of the world’s largest logistics platforms we’re focused on continuing to deliver new and innovative technology built by and for supply chain experts.   We recently announced our latest innovation, Procure IQ™, which reimagines the way shippers purchase transportation.

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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 [...]

Our work at C.H. Robinson is guided by delivering smarter solutions to our customers for the needs they have today and the coming challenges they will have tomorrow. These needs have become more complex than ever as our customers manage global supply chain disruption and changing consumer habits due to the pandemic.

From big to small, our customers are at the center of everything we do at C.H. Robinson. Most people might think of us as working with the largest companies in the world – and while that’s true – small businesses made up thousands of our customers last year.

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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.

As technology continues to adapt, so does the supply chain. These challenges require solutions rooted in innovative technology, further emphasizing the need for logistics and real-time data on a global scale.