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

The Next Generation of Global Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere® Vision

When we founded TMC nearly 20 years ago, the supply chain and logistics industry looked very different, as did our world in general. We were in the midst of the dot-com boom, and use of the internet and computers was relatively new. ERPs were just launching, and a typical shipment update occurred when a carrier stopped for gas and called his or her dispatcher. Read More…

How to Prepare for Tight Truckload Capacity

truckload_capacityIn the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey—and as Hurricane Irma moves closer— truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. Here are the factors at work, along with some suggestions for what you can do now to prepare yourself for the market ahead. Read More…

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

risk_managementAs the unprecedented flooding and impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to be felt throughout Houston, SE Texas, and into Louisiana, the extent of the damage and cleanup efforts needed is becoming more clear. Our thoughts are with the thousands of people who have been impacted by this crisis situation. As suspected, the storm is also having a significant impact on supply chains across North America. Read More…

Differences Matter in EU and U.S. Transportation Procurement

truckload_procurementAs companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision whether to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. However, differences between markets do require adjustments. To obtain the most effective results, best practice requires adaptations to truckload procurement strategies. In this post, I’ll shed some light on the chief differences between Europe’s truckload procurement practices and those in the United States—and why it matters. Read More…

4 Tips to Ensure the Upcoming Eclipse Doesn’t Leave Your Supply Chain in the Dark

solar_eclipseFrom hurricanes to cyber-attacks, supply chain managers have to anticipate and manage the impacts of unplanned disruptions. While most disruptions occur without warning, sometimes shippers and logistics providers do have an opportunity to see one coming and plan accordingly.

Such is the case for the solar eclipse that will occur across the United States next week. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this rare occurrence has the potential to impact millions of truck drivers, especially those moving freight across or within the 14 states that are in the path of totality. Read More…