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Chicago Bears’ Greg Olsen and C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Team Up to Kick Cancer – Again

Kicks For a Cure event

Let’s go back a year. Imagine me telling you that on a sunny Saturday in Chicago we’d invited Chicago Bears’ players Greg Olsen, Matt Forte, and Brian Urlacher to play kickball with us? Oh, and what if I threw in that Vince Vaughn would be coaching and Kevin James would be running the bases with very serious intentions of running you over?  Read More…

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A Green Light for Learning

TMC's Client Forum Recap

“When you stop learning, you stop leading,” and there is no better way to avoid such paralysis than to get involved in an interactive community of your peers. That was the main purpose of TMC’s client forum held in Chicago on November 2nd, 2010. The result was a remarkable exchange of views and experiences.

Keynote speaker Adrian Gonzalez, Director, Logistics Viewpoints, at research firm ARC Advisory Group, set the tone with the above quote and some thought-provoking ideas on where the freight industry is headed. The discussions that followed between shippers from various industries answered a lot of questions and raised many new ones as the participants delved into performance issues and tried to plot a future course for the forum.  Read More…

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Where the Physical & Virtual Worlds Meet

Interactive client forum

On November 2nd 2010, we will hold an interactive client forum. Shippers who utilize our technology and managed services will meet at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center to network, discuss our industry and the development of best practices, and over the course of the day look to answer the question: How can we harness the power of community?  Read More…

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Stars Come Out to Turn Cancer Event Into a Winner

Kicks for a Cure event

It was a star-studded day on and off the field at Chicago’s Grant Park this month as celebrities and TMC’s star business partners, volunteers and donors, turned out to join the fight against cancer.

The occasion was Kicks for a Cure, the event created by TMC some six years ago to raise money for cancer charities, which has grown into the world’s largest charitable kickball tournament that this year attracted more than 800 people and generated over $110,000 for the cause. Read More…

Delivering Relief

Efficient supply chains providing support

In the freight industry – or in western countries generally for that matter – a cross dock is not usually regarded as a life-saving device. But in Zambia the availability of a cross dock for a health care clinic will decrease the probability of a stock out of medicines by over 30 percent, a hike in efficiency that translates into saving the lives of 27,000 children in the next five years. Read More…