Supply Chain Expertise and Technology Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

Don’t Waste Your Time Playing Truckload Fuel Surcharge Games

Fuel Game Connect

Since March 10, 2014, fuel prices have decreased by $0.884 per gallon, resting at $3.137 as of January 5, 2015. Diesel prices, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Average index, have been falling, too. While lower prices at the pump probably bring welcome savings to your personal pocketbook, changing fuel prices impact the trucking industry in a different way, thanks to fuel surcharge programs. Read More…

- Director of Consulting Services, C.H. Robinson
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Guest Post: The Rewards of Collaborative Supply Chains, Part 2


Last week we looked at the three features of collaborative relationships between supply chain partners that, in our experience, are essential to the success of these cross-company groups.

To recap, Miami, FL, based Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), a purchasing cooperative owned by franchisees of the Subway food outlet chain, and Berry Plastics, a packaging company headquartered in Evansville, IN, have developed a successful partnering arrangement in the logistics space. Read More…

Guest Post: Three Pillars of Effective Supply Chain Collaborations, Part 1


Supply chain partners can be a vital source of ideas for improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of freight transportation networks. But how do logistics managers establish mutually beneficial, collaborative relationships with their counterparts in customer and supplier organizations? Read More…

How TMS Solutions Manage Complexity in South America

How TMS Solutions Manage Complexity in South America

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In my recent blog post, Global TMS Solutions Find a Home in South America, I explained why transportation management system (TMS) technology is becoming a vital tool for helping shippers manage the complexity of supply chains in this part of the world.

This week, I take a closer look at how TMS solutions are being put into practice in South America. Read More…

- General Manager, Americas
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