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


Bundling Lanes Can Improve Truckload Rates and Service

Logistics Best PracticesEven in a down business year (e.g., 2008-2009) where transactional truckload shipments dropped by almost 80%, spot rates still cost more than contract rates. In your experience as a shipper, you may already have a general sense that combining and redefining some lanes—particularly low volume lanes—could help you find additional transportation cost savings. Read More…

Improving Logistics Efficiency: How Cities Can Join Forces to Combat Traffic Congestion

Urban LogisticsMany big cities around the world have implemented environmentally sustainable programs to reduce the traffic snarls that add costs to urban supply chains. Can the expertise they have gained in introducing these solutions be transferred to other traffic-choked cities? Read More…

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How to Manage for Supply Chain Success During Major Weather Events


Delhaize America Shares Best Practices that Achieved Goals During Record-Breaking Storm

This January, the U.S. Northeast was pummeled by the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the area in at least 60 years, reported the Associated Press [1]. From Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 24, Winter Storm Jonas dumped 20 to 30 inches of snow on a multi-state strike zone.
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Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management


The changing competitive landscape in trucking is focusing more attention on the role of drivers in the management of supply chains.
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An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters


In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. The arrival of the Benjamin Franklin offers a glimpse of a major change in supply chain management in 2016.
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