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Retail Consolidation: Your Answer to Reducing Complexity in Retail Deliveries

Retail Consolidation

Your business needs to keep products in front of customers in order to succeed. A consistent, reliable less than truckload (LTL) process can make all the difference in your speed to market—a critical component to minimizing out of stock product, getting your goods in customers’ hands, and minimizing or eliminating retailer chargebacks. Unfortunately, LTL shipments can be complicated, and a strategy that requires the transportation of LTL loads to retailers with multiple distribution centers (DCs) is even more so. Luckily, a retail consolidation program may offer the strategy you need to simplify your standard LTL process and stay in compliance. » Read More

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America and will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your supply chain and business. » Read More

What You Need to Know about Oversized Flatbed Shipments

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When you are aware of the legal limits of over dimensional and heavy haul shipments, you will be better prepared to mitigate risks, experience a safer ride, and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. When preparing to move any flatbed, it’s important to know the exact dimensions and weight of the shipment. This awareness will help you better plan your trip, account for transit times, and deliver on time. » Read More

CSCMP 2014: 3 Reasons to Attend

CSCMP 2014

It’s time to gear up for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference. This annual event provides the perfect opportunity for supply chain professionals from around the world to learn, network, and innovate together. Whether you’re already registered to attend or still on the fence, check out the videos below to learn more about three C.H. Robinson session presentations. » Read More

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

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For those of you on the coasts (all three of them—East, West, and Gulf) you may be vaguely aware of the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota. For those of us in neighboring states, North Dakota is the source of a clichéd “giant sucking sound,” the likes of which this generation has never experienced. And it has all happened incredibly quickly. The Ninth District Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) has been diligently monitoring and quantifying this boom. They recently calculated that North Dakota just topped an average output of 1 million barrels of oil per day. Typically, you can get 19 gallons of gasoline out of a barrel of oil. Therefore if that oil was turned into gas, North Dakota alone would produce 19 million gallons of gas per day! » Read More