Greg Gader

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

About the Author

Greg Gader — Senior Manager, Customer Relations

Greg Gader serves as Senior Manager, Customer Relations for TMC, A Division of C.H. Robinson. In his role, Greg works strategically with his customers and teams to provide supply chain management expertise with a focus on talent development, strategic alignment, and customer relationship management. Prior to his current role, Greg has worked on multiple on-site client engagements where he lead strategic initiatives in the areas of customer savings and process improvements. Greg holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Food for Thought: How an Industry Vertical Expands Your Menu of Logistics Options

Food for Thought: How an Industry Vertical Expands Your Menu of Logistics Options

Food-Bev Vertical

This final post in our three-part series about the critical role of vertical expertise in elevating supply chain efficiency looks at the opportunities for improvement in a major industry vertical: Food and Beverage/Consumer Packaged Goods (F&B/CPG).

In our previous post, Helping Manufacturers to Make the Right Transportation Choices by Andrew Bremer, we described how the rigors of just in time operations define the manufacturing vertical. One of the main characteristics that shapes the F&B/CPG industry is a heavy focus on track and trace and on-time service metrics. Read More…

Managing Your Supply Chain With a Vertical Twist

Managing Your Supply Chain With a Vertical Twist

Runner

When a runner wants to take his or her performance to the next level, a logical course of action is to consult a running coach. In much the same way, a shipper in a specific industry that wants to improve supply chain performance needs relevant expertise within that vertical.

That’s why enlightened logistics service providers are turning vertically in the hunt for ways to help their shipper customers raise the performance bar. Read More…

Do you have the right TMS technology to measure new regulations and laws?

Transportation management systems and HOS

Now that we are over a month into the new Hours of Service (HOS) provisions, you may be asking yourself the same burning question that I am:  How can technology help measure the impact of the new laws?

There is no simple answer to this question because of the many influencing factors in the marketplace. If you’re a shipper that experienced some capacity tightness in the beginning of July, can you determine if that tightness was truly due to the HOS changes or was it the usual cyclical spike in demand that is caused by the produce season? Perhaps the Fourth of July holiday weekend played a role because many truck drivers plan vacations and family time that take them off the roads. It’s possible you did not see any effects within your network, and carriers’ commitments during this period were unchanged. Read More…