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Supply Chain Technology

How Technology is Reshaping Logistics

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 as CEO, and describe my vision for where our industry needs to go. In particular, I chose to speak about a topic I’m extremely passionate about—how technology is reshaping logistics. For those who couldn’t make it, here is the gist.  » Read More

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

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When someone mentions the Internet of Things (IoT), people often think of smart devices, wearables, or even how your heating at home regulates itself. However, the influence of the IoT goes far beyond that. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains.
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Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success. This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. » Read More

The ELD Mandate and Fresh Produce Logistics: What Shippers Need to Know

Last December, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect for the broader carrier community, marking a change in how professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers log hours of service (HOS). The federal ELD mandate, which states that fleets previously using paper logbooks needed to equip their trucks with ELDs, went into full enforcement—which includes issuing non-compliant drivers with out-of-service citations—on April 1, 2018, with the exception of a limited 90-day waiver for the transportation of agricultural commodities that remains in effect until June 18. » Read More

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry | Transportfolio

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Companies in technology-based industries are vulnerable to becoming obsolete unless they can quickly assess their biggest supply chain challenges and apply the right resources to solve problems. It helps to have a reliable, global logistics provider that understands what’s at stake—a provider that works closely with the organization to meet special industrial logistics requirements. The semiconductor industry offers lessons for all in how any technology business can develop reliable, cost effective approaches that help them compete.
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4 Ways Flatbed Shippers Benefit by Using a 3PL

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While flatbed shipping is extremely important to our economy— industries like oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing depend on flatbed shipping— it involves a lot of challenges; procurement can be difficult, there is rampant decentralization, and technology tends to be overlooked. To combat challenges and optimize flatbed shipping processes, use a third-party logistics provider (3PL).

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3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider | C.H. Robinson

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Today, your supply chain is probably global–whether you buy product from overseas or sell in other markets. But how well positioned is your global logistics provider to help you maximize your business opportunities? How do you know they’re the best ones to handle your business requirements? I’d recommend you ask potential providers these questions to narrow the field. The answers can reveal how qualified those providers are to help you surmount challenges and realize the outcomes you’re looking for around the world. » Read More

Why is Supply Chain Visibility So Important?

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important? | C.H. Robinson

Supply chain visibility is the ability to track different goods and/or products in transit, giving a clear view of the inventory and activity. It enables shippers to improve customer service and cost controls through management of inventory in motion, proactive status updates, limiting disruptions and risk mitigation. As a result, the supply chain will become stronger and more agile in the process of having good visibility.

The goal of supply chain visibility is to gain advanced insights on how your supply chain works, while reducing risk. Pair those insights with collections of user data, and you are left with a supply chain that can be optimized to be as efficient as possible.

With a third-party logistics provider like C.H. Robinson, shippers like you can improve customer service, reduce costs, and build a stronger supply chain. In this post, we’ll dive into the details of how exactly this is achieved.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Here: Are You Ready?

When it comes to major logistics events, technology can often be the determining factor of success. Take Black Friday and Cyber Monday for example. It takes planning and precision to execute an efficient, effective supply chain under typical circumstances; the surge leading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday only magnifies the importance of thorough preparation—or the frustration of a glitch.

Because your supply chain is only as good as the technology platform backing it, it’s crucial to make sure your third party logistics provider (3PL) has the stable systems and scalability to handle peak volumes.
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