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3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider | C.H. Robinson

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Today, your supply chain is probably global–whether you buy product from overseas or sell in other markets. But how well positioned is your global logistics provider to help you maximize your business opportunities? How do you know they’re the best ones to handle your business requirements? I’d recommend you ask potential providers these questions to narrow the field. The answers can reveal how qualified those providers are to help you surmount challenges and realize the outcomes you’re looking for around the world. » Read More

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important? | C.H. Robinson

With so many options and varying levels of service, understanding supply chain technology may seem overwhelming—especially if your organization is growing. By definition, supply chain technology refers to any digital equipment used to simplify supply chain processes for shippers and carriers.

The best supply chain technology adds visibility to shipments, provides notifications before disruptions occur, and forecasts opportunities for future improvements. Overall, the supply chain technology you choose should make logistics simpler for you—whether you’re a supply chain manager, dock worker, or vice president—while also enhancing the shipping experience for your customers. When implemented properly, the right technology can optimize supply chain processes and boost efficiency.

In this post, we’ll cover the importance of supply chain technology, key uses, as well as popular trends and strategies to watch for.

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How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage | C.H. Robinson

With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. Whether your supply chain’s seasonal surge is now or not for several more months, your execution strategy has a big part to play—perhaps bigger  than you realized.

We understand that getting your products to customers is likely your top supply chain priority. But there’s no reason not to get the best possible  combination of price and service. In a previous post, I discussed aligning with service providers to best serve your freight attributes. Today, we’ll  dig into how to and why you should accurately represent your freight.

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Infographic: Remove Shipping Barriers at the Canada/U.S. Border

Infographic: Remove Shipping Barriers at the Canada/U.S. Border

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Despite Canada and the United States having the world’s largest trade relationship, many shippers run into challenges when crossing the Canada/U.S. border. Typically, the challenges come down to three basic issues that will affect any freight crossing the border.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Here: Are You Ready?

When it comes to major logistics events, technology can often be the determining factor of success. Take Black Friday and Cyber Monday for example. It takes planning and precision to execute an efficient, effective supply chain under typical circumstances; the surge leading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday only magnifies the importance of thorough preparation—or the frustration of a glitch.

Because your supply chain is only as good as the technology platform backing it, it’s crucial to make sure your third party logistics provider (3PL) has the stable systems and scalability to handle peak volumes.
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