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 […]

logistics trends 2017

3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio It’s bound to be an interesting year for logistics. Even if we dismiss the effects of geopolitics on globalization, there are still a number of disrupters, such as ecommerce and merger and acquisition activity, which could lead to volatility in the transportation marketplace.

Global-Forwarding-Bigger-Bolder-Story

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 [...]

innovation-blog-transportfolio

An Invitation for Innovation: 3 Tips for Hosting an Innovation Challenge. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson Innovation: every company wants it, but not every company knows how to cultivate it. New ideas, products, services, and methods can add value to your organization. So what can you do to build a culture of creativity, problem solving, and [...]

China eCommerce

Ecommerce in China is expanding rapidly and has grown from virtually non-existent to a more than $40+ billion (USD) industry in the last few years. For example, during Single’s Day (an anti-Valentine’s Day in which singletons celebrate single life) in China, the most popular ecommerce company typically reports sales of over $3 billion (USD) in [...]

One of the most popular downloads from the C.H. Robinson website in 2015 was the Do “Favored Shippers” Really Receive Better Pricing and Service? white paper that was based on research conducted by Iowa State University in conjunction with C.H. Robinson. In the white paper, the researchers measured which characteristics make an impact on transportation [...]

API technology logistics innovations

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 [...]