Can shippers make truckload (TL) rates fuel surcharges less expensive by altering the way fuel surcharge programs are structured?
Fuel surcharges reflect fluctuations in prices at the pump. When prices rise above an agreed threshold, carriers receive a credit; when below the threshold, shippers are compensated. The fairness of this mechanism is the subject of much debate in the industry. » Read More
Customers, Freight Services, Over the Road, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Consulting
As a 13-year C.H. Robinson employee, I can say this with certainty: I’m really proud of the work my colleagues do every day.
C.H. Robinson has an expansive network of talented supply chain professionals who are committed to doing great work for you, the shippers, carriers, suppliers, vendors, and companies we work with. So imagine my surprise and gratitude when, last year, I was chosen as one of four C.H. Robinson employees to be featured in our quest to earn the top spot on the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards list.
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Community, Customers, Logistics, Supply Chain
With more than $56 billion spent online via desktop devices and $12 billion via mobile devices in the United States during the 2015 holiday season, it’s no wonder that the most discussed topic at this year’s RILA conference was ecommerce and its effects on supply chains. The consumer shift to ecommerce is a major disruption to retailers and they are quickly trying to adapt.
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Customers, Innovation, Logistics, Retail, Supply Chain
I try not to limit thankfulness to one day in November, but to make it part of my everyday life. And what I can’t help thinking about is the humbling fact that I’m part of an amazing industry—one that keeps economies and people flourishing around the world every day. If you play a role in any kind of supply chain, you’re the hero of this story. This blog post is for you. » Read More
Carriers, Customers, Logistics, Supply Chain
Who 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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Carriers, Customers, Logistics, Retail, Special Events, Supply Chain