White Papers & Case Studies

Home / Resources / White Papers & Case Studies

Please complete the following to receive our complimentary white papers via email.

White Papers

Strategies to Build a More Efficient Automotive Supply Chain in China

Strategies to Build a More Efficient Automotive Supply Chain in China

China represents tremendous opportunities for automakers and the companies that serve them. There are specific qualities that companies should seek in a qualified logistics provider to grasp their best opportunities. This white paper explains:

  • The top logistics challenges for the automotive industry in China
  • How logistics providers can support automotive companies in China

IoT applications have been tested in recent times for all kinds of businesses. Now, it is time to envision how to apply the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve supply chains. This research paper:

  • Provides a framework companies can use to envision how to apply the IoT to their supply chains
  • Applies the IoT framework to semiconductor, automotive, and ecommerce supply chain improvements
  • Explains the capabilities organizations must have to implement IoT technologies

China represents tremendous opportunities for automakers and the companies that serve them. There are specific qualities that companies should seek in a qualified logistics provider to grasp their best opportunities. This white paper explains:

  • The top logistics challenges for the automotive industry in China
  • How logistics providers can support automotive companies in China

Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson collaborated to examine how the Panama Canal Expansion in 2016 will impact logistics. Read the conclusions:

  • The expansion could shift 10% of container traffic between East Asia and the U.S. from West Coast ports to East Coast ports
  • The battleground on which U.S. ports compete for customers will move several hundred miles west, to a region that accounts for more than 15% of GDP
  • Shippers and carriers will have to adapt their strategies and operations as logistics grows more complex

Many companies decide to implement a TMS to compete more effectively, improve visibility, optimize freight, and lower their supply chain costs. It is challenging to select the best TMS in the United States and Europe, but it is even more challenging to assess TMS options for China. The questions in this white paper can help evaluate how prepared a provider is to fully support the TMS solution and address the company's specific business requirements in this market so the company can achieve its desired objectives.

It’s mission critical to optimize efficiencies and savings while moving freight around the world. Find out how to employ best practices in global forwarding:

  • How to get more use out of available space with cargo consolidation
  • How to estimate exposure and manage cargo risk
  • Why understanding Incoterms®, free trade agreements, and ACE may lead to savings and efficiency improvements

Successfully managing your global supply chain is a competitive necessity. Achieving an optimized global supply chain is challenging, yet can be achieved by combining a global transportation management system (TMS) with the expertise of TMS power users. This white paper explores:

  • How to companies can navigate the complexities of a global market
  • What TMS technology features are important to consider
  • Why TMS power users are vital to maximizing the value of the TMS technology
  • How best-in-class companies are preparing for and for and deploying global TMS + expertise solutions

When companies can’t fill an entire container with their own freight, air and ocean freight consolidators offer strategic options. Discover:

  • The types of consolidation available
  • The strongest lanes for consolidated freight
  • Good and bad consolidation candidates
  • Questions to ask before selecting a freight forwarder

Air cargo can help optimize your global supply chain with speed to market and the best combination of service and price. This white paper explores

  • How air cargo can provide quick response to market demands
  • The value of technology in air cargo services
  • The benefits of air cargo in emerging markets

The implementation and expansion of a crossdock solution in China helped Energizer Holdings achieve:

  • Lowered transportation costs through container utilization improvements
  • Reduced total weight and volume shipped between U.S. distribution centers
  • Better visibility, control, and up front planning for global shipments

Discover whether a China warehouse solution is right for you by learning about:

  • The benefits of overseas warehousing and shipping directly to end customers
  • Potential challenges
  • Implementation strategies

Globalization puts forward opportunities to companies of any size who can effectively provide or source products and services in dynamic markets. Review our white paper and learn:

  • How to gain a competitive advantage through global transportation logistics
  • Factors that influence international shipments
  • Five characteristics of a global TMS and why companies worldwide should consider TMS technology

Globalization affects both raw material sources and increases the number of origins and destinations for project cargo. Efficient transportation is even more crucial to success. This white paper explores:

  • How transportation impacts the project cargo supply chain
  • The role of transportation, from preplanning to project completion
  • How transportation best practices can improve project cargo outcomes

Toshiba, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of electric motors, outsourced their global logistics to:

  • Create a strategy for their premium industrial motor supply chain
  • Improve visibility to logistics operations from Vietnam to Houston
  • Help secure cost savings, increase efficiency, improve customer service, and transform their supply chain into a competitive advantage

Teradyne, a leading supplier of automotive test equipment serving semiconductor, electronics and automotive companies, shifted their manufacturing overseas to China:

  • An onsite C.H. Robinson team aided in the transition
  • Collaboration helped develop a merge-in-transit program
  • Advanced technology increased online visibility throughout the supply chain

With P.O.s going from Asia to 50 countries—and with 20% year over year growth—Igloo Books needed a new global forwarding strategy. This case study explores how:

  • Freight consolidation in Asia helped the company achieve greater efficiency and lowered price per copy
  • Alternate strategies for peak season disruptions helps meet customers' on-time delivery standards
  • The company uses market intelligence and analysis for more effective forecasting

My Information


For additional supply chain resources and information, please visit our global white papers page