Jordan Kass

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

About the Author

Jordan Kass — President, Managed Services

As President of Managed Services, Jordan has global responsibility for TMC. In 1999, Jordan led a team that collaborated with some of the world’s most forward thinking shippers to develop the service now called Managed TMS®. Under Jordan’s leadership, TMC is now a global business improving access to products that the world’s businesses, homes, and communities need. Jordan is a proud alumnus of Indiana University, and has worked at C.H. Robinson for 20+ years. Outside of work, Jordan enjoys Crossfit®, cooking, and spending time with his family in Michigan.

Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?

Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?

IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is triggering changes that cross corporate silos and force companies to look holistically at their end-to-end supply chain practices—can governments do the same?

I recently had the privilege to provide a testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, on how the IoT impacts supply chains, logistics, and the movement of goods. The purpose of the hearing was around the DIGIT Act that creates a working group tasked with providing recommendations that focus on how to plan for and encourage the growth of the IoT.
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Reflections: TMC’s Past and Future

GlobalReflectionThe end of a year provides a natural point of reflection. I think we all take measure of where we’ve been and where we want to go. It has been a while since we’ve written about TMC’s past and future, so I thought I’d take a minute to talk about how and why TMC was founded and what we are excited about going forward.

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Hands-Free Innovation Continues

Hands-Free Innovation Continues

Audi automated car delphi

As a kid, how many times did you try riding your bike with no hands? Today, kids are still trying to ride bikes without holding onto the handlebars, and driverless vehicle innovations are taking it to the next level, too. Read More…

Don’t Fit Large Shippers into a Square Peg

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…

Start Innovating if You Want to Keep Pace with Today’s High-Octane Markets

Start Innovating if You Want to Keep Pace with Today’s High-Octane Markets

Innovating in today's market

The world is changing and changing faster than ever before.

To get an idea of just how fast, think about great innovations of the past such as the telephone and the automobile. These took almost a century to become fully absorbed into people’s lives. Now think of modern-day equivalents such as the internet and cell phone. Both have become indispensable in just a few short years. I highlighted some other examples at an event last year. Read More…