Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? How do you gauge network performance, know which numbers are important to you, and understand what they mean?
When evaluating an investment in a transportation management system (TMS), shippers rightly do a deep dive into what supply chain returns they can expect. But there is another set of requirements that is attracting more interest from shippers: The need for compliance and controls around IT and financial reporting. Read More…
A Better Approach for Calculating LTL Carbon Emissions
Truckload emission calculations have been used for some time to offer a rough estimate for less than truckload (LTL) emissions. Researchers at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) collaborated with C.H. Robinson; TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson; and a national LTL carrier to investigate how accurate those estimations were and to develop more accurate models for estimating LTL carbon emissions.
As part of the research, an easy to use formula was derived from the new models which can immediately be implemented. Read More…
Food for Thought: How an Industry Vertical Expands Your Menu of Logistics Options
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…
How to Get the Most Value from a Strategic Onsite Employee
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.