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

5 Must-Take Steps on the Leadership Ladder

5 steps on leadership ladder

Developing future leaders is a critical undertaking for any company, but those individuals that aspire to reach managerial heights can do a lot to help themselves.

At TMC, we carry out a talent review twice a year. Employees are evaluated in terms of their current competencies and performance levels, as well as the career paths that are suitable for them. These profiles are then matched to each individual’s training needs. Read More…

Don’t Fit Large Shippers into a Square Peg

Points of Disagreement regarding shippers TMS

I recently read an article that did a nice job providing an overview of the choices available to shippers when evaluating transportation management systems (TMS). The article went on to describe how large global shippers approach transportation management. From my perspective this is where the article left readers misinformed.

There are several portions I agreed with; the author provided a solid overview of the different choices available along a clear spectrum from outsourced to self-managed. Read More…

How to Get the Most Value from a Strategic Onsite Employee

strategic onsite employees

When a shipper brings a provider’s strategic resources onsite, faster results can follow. As a provider of Managed TMS®, C.H. Robinson’s TMS + managed services solution, we’ve placed knowledgeable, strategic logistics staff onsite at client locations on many occasions. Recently, we talked to several shippers about the value they see in onsite engagements, and how they’ve managed to reach the positive outcomes they were looking for. We’ve compiled several tips drawn from those conversations to help other shippers prepare for having their provider’s employees onsite.

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Are You Paying Enough Attention to Providers’ Talent Management Strategies?

supply chain talent

As part of their due diligence, shippers routinely review a number of key capabilities when evaluating logistics service providers. One capability that is less obvious—but of vital importance—is the provider’s approach to managing talent.

The quality of a 3PL’s staff determines the level of service they offer. And this know-how has become even more critical with the increasing complexity of global supply chains.

What aspects of a provider’s talent management strategy should shippers watch out for? Read More…