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

5 Supply Chain Priorities for U.S. Infrastructure Investments

us_infrastructure_billThrough our work to optimize supply chains, we have a unique view of how goods and commerce flow through our nation’s infrastructure and what impacts on time delivery and cost. In addition to weather and capacity disruptions, supply chains are also challenged by congestion on U.S. highways, rail hubs, and ports.

On behalf of supply chain professionals, I recently had the opportunity to share these insights with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security as they consider priorities and funding mechanisms for new infrastructure investments. Read More…

The Truth About Multi-stop in Transportation Management

multistop_truckloadIt’s something we’ve wondered about, along with our customers: do carriers reject multi-stop truckloads more than single-stop, or does it only seem that way? We decided to find out about this particular facet of transportation management. We worked with MIT graduate students, asking them to analyze 5 million truckload and multi-stop truckload tender records in our database. What we found provides valuable insights on the effect that additional stops have on price and service.
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- Director, Solution Design at TMC; Director, Research and Market Intelligence, 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…

How Omnichannel Retailing Buys into TMS Technology

OmnichannelBlogThe 2015 peak holiday season highlighted changes that are transforming the retail industry. It also shed light on the key role that transportation management system (TMS) solutions play in helping retailers respond and adapt to the emerging industry landscape.
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A Simple, Affordable TMS for Small- and Mid-Sized Shippers

Freightview_ConnectCloud-based transportation management system (TMS) technology isn’t new to the logistics industry, yet for a long time, TMS technology development has been focused on mid- to large-sized shippers. Until now, that is. A few weeks ago, C.H. Robinson formally introduced Freightview™, an online freight management platform that cuts the time and money small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) spend on freight shipping by streamlining quoting, booking, tracking, and reporting.

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