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Steve Gabrick — Sales Group Manager

Steve joined C.H. Robinson in 2003 and has held a variety of roles within the carrier account management and capacity teams. Within the last four years, Steve has been focused on further developing C.H. Robinson’s perishable consolidation model which includes creating customized solutions to enable the supply chain growth for customers specializing in fresh produce, pre-packaged refrigerated foods, and juice. In his current role, Steve oversees sales strategy and talent development for North region, across multiple modes of transportation and product services. He is located at the Sourcing North office in Eden Prairie, MN.

Turn Your Perishable LTL from “Necessary Evil” to “Supply Chain Enabler”

Turn Your Perishable LTL from “Necessary Evil” to “Supply Chain Enabler”.Transportfolio

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Every day, we talk to shippers and retailers about shipping produce and other perishable commodities in LTL quantities. Frankly, most see these shipments as a painful, yet necessary, evil in selling their products, but they don’t have to be. I’ve found that customers who shift their perishable LTL thought process from transactional to planned discover eye-opening improvements throughout their supply chain. Here are a few examples of how the industry has and continues to evolve, and how companies found success when making this crucial shift in thinking and behavior.
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Should You Use Perishable Consolidation?

Convergence of Modern TradePerishable consolidation may be one of the best kept secrets when it comes to transporting highly perishable and dated commodities. In fact, most people don’t even realize such a service exists. But it does. This type of transportation exists to benefit just in time products or programs, from regional produce distribution to a national juice program. But how do you know if this service is right for your needs? Ask yourself four questions. » Read More