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Mark Derks — Director of Global Marketing

Mark Derks is currently director of global marketing for C.H. Robinson where he leads their marketing communications and brand management initiatives. His leadership responsibilities include marketing strategy, execution, and operations oversight for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. He has over 20 years of involvement in supply chain logistics and transportation. www.linkedin.com/in/markderks/

SXSW: An Unconventional Place to Find the Future of Supply Chain

SXSW: An Unconventional Place to Find the Future of Supply Chain | Transportfolio

SXSW

Austin, Texas. Home to the University of Texas. A place they like to keep weird. And the host city for South by Southwest (SXSW). Revered as the greatest place to discover the next big innovation, it welcomes thousands of people with common goals to share ideas, pitch their innovation, seek insights and learn the latest in content, products, and technology.
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Freightquote: A Killer Combo of Talent and Technology

Freightquote: A Killer Combo of Talent and Technology | Transportfolio

Freight-Quote-Website

There is a lot happening in today’s world of ecommerce and the Internet of Things (IoT) that relate to the transportation industry, but it takes more than just data and technology to be a best in class organization. Successful companies in today’s marketplace are backed by supply chain professionals who understand how to move freight. They involve experts who understand customer needs and how to get the job done, all while providing an exceptional customer experience that will keep them coming back.
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Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change.Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson

Global-Logistics

It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. From the Panama Canal opening to a record year in ecommerce, the happenings of 2016 have kept everyone on their toes. When I think about what we can take away from this year and what we can expect in 2017, three major themes come to mind.
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Black Friday: An Impossible Feat without Logistics

BlackFridayPostImageWho could forget the frenzy over Cabbage Patch Kids® dolls in 1983, the quest for a Nintendo® Game Boy™ in 1991, the Tyco® Tickle Me Elmo mania of 1996, or the invasion of the Furby in 1998? With Black Friday approaching, what will be the must-have toy of the year? Building blocks and gaming consoles are always safe bets, but the smart money this year is on any collectable from a certain movie taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

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Supply Chain Disruptions: Comparing Best in Class to All Others

Supply Chain Disruptions: Comparing Best in Class to All Others

Supply Chain Infographic

No matter how much you try, planning can only lessen, never eliminate, the risk of certain disruptions because it’s impossible to plan for every eventuality. What potential supply chain disruptions keep you up at night? All too often we only focus on negative supply chain disruptions, but sometimes positive changes can distort our plans just as easily. » Read More