C.H. Robinson Labs

Improve shipping performance with technology from our innovation incubator.

Trusted, simple, smart analytics

Intelligence & analytics

Improve savings, reliability, and visibility using supply chain insights backed by our information advantage.

Pricing transparency

Improve service for your planned and unplanned freight through our pricing and benchmarking tools.

Supply chain automation

Maximize accuracy and speed using supply chain artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that don’t require human interaction.

Procurement & matching

Cut costs and drive greater reliability by identifying truckload freight networks that match the goals of both shippers and carriers.

Recently launched products

What happens when we bring together advanced technology and the most comprehensive dataset in the industry? Supply chain solutions that cut shipping costs, simplify processes, and drive greater reliability and visibility.

Measure and reduce carbon emissions

See your carbon output by mode, location, and retailer using Emissions IQ. With benchmarking capabilities to track performance, it’s easier than ever to achieve your supply chain sustainability goals

Unlock the optimal way to purchase transportation

Find the best truckload procurement strategy for each of your lanes through Procure IQ®, which uses your shipping data and our sophisticated data science algorithms to map your network.

Compare your rates with the market average

Know where you stand, pinpoint potential savings, and find the root cause of rate increases with pricing transparency. Market Rate IQ, a powerful feature within Navisphere® Insight, helps deconstruct rates and benchmark against DAT data.

Industry-leading connectivity

Through our unmatched number of transportation management system (TMS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system integrations, it’s easy to price, tender, and track shipments directly in your system. Explore our robust transportation management capabilities across a growing number of TMS and ERP solutions, including Blue Yonder, Mercury Gate, NetSuite, and more.

Seamlessly connect the capabilities of Navisphere®, the most connected global logistics platform that delivers smarter solutions for nearly 200,000 shippers and carriers, to the system you already use to increase productivity and drive cost savings.

ROBINSON LABSInnovation starts here

From ideation and planning to the pilot phases, beta tests, and ultimately full-scale releases involved in new technology solutions, trust our technology team to deliver personalized solutions for your toughest logistics challenges.

At any given time, Robinson Labs is collaborating on several supply chain solutions, including:

  • Improving pricing analyses
  • Developing visibility integrations
  • Enhancing demand planning performance strategies

Robinson Labs created an AI assisted pricing tool, a direct digital connection between C.H. Robinson and Anheuser–Busch, that prices and accepts thousands of shipments in less than a few seconds without human interaction.

About Robinson Labs

Our logistics experts, innovation teams, and data scientists collaborate with shippers and carriers to create personalized solutions using the industry’s premier technology. Through Robinson Labs the creativity of more than 1,000 data scientists, engineers, and developers truly shines through. Once customer-specific solutions are proven, our technology teams work to scale the solutions across C.H. Robinson, benefiting our 105,000 customers and 73,000 contract carriers.

Tim Gagnon, vice president of analytics and data science at C.H. Robinson, is the leader of Robinson Labs. Under Tim's leadership, Robinson identifies even more ways to bring together our technology and our information advantage to deliver solutions that reduce shipping costs, simplify processes, and drive greater reliability and visibility.

Discover what’s possible with Robinson Labs

Have a logistics or supply chain opportunity you are looking to explore? Send us your information and we’ll contact you to get started.