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20 Years of Delivering Logistics Solutions in Poland

Celebrating 20 Years Delivering Logistics Solutions in Poland | Transportfolio

What started as a single office in Grodzisk Mazowiecki in 1997 has now evolved into 420 in-country logistics experts spanning seven offices. On behalf of C.H. Robinson, it has been our privilege to be an integrated part of the vibrant transportation market in Poland for the past two decades. Last year alone, we helped 6,000 customers deliver more than 341,000 shipments. Of course, these statistics are only part of Poland’s greater story, and what it means to us to still be an active part of it, 20 years later.

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3 Key Differences Between EU and U.S. Truckload Procurement

3 Key Differences Between EU and U.S. Truckload Procurement | Transportfolio


Recent years have seen a frenzy of mergers and acquisitions between U.S. and EU companies. Some firms want one truckload procurement process that works everywhere. Does that approach work? Not exactly. There are differences you’ll need to consider. Listen in on my recent discussion with Adrian Gonzalez in Talking Logistics to learn about the differences between the U.S. and EU markets.

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Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time

Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time | Transportfolio

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When a 100-year-old toy company collaborates with a leading automotive and technology manufacturer, the possibilities are limitless. But when that mix is powered by a comprehensive logistics solution, it can really go the distance.
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Mind the Gap: Global Vendor Management

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Have you traveled on a train in a European city? Chances are you heard some version of the phrase: Mind the Gap. The phrase cautions passengers to watch the gap between a train door and station platform. I think the same warning holds true for anyone who ships freight around the world. While cargo moves freely across continents, technology might lag behind, creating a gap. This is when communication breakdowns happen—currency and language translations fail—and we’re reminded to watch our step. Freight sails away from one port, disappears for days or weeks, and surfaces at a new port. Information gaps mask potential delivery failures. And no company likes botched deliveries. Is there any solution? » Read More

Social Media Connects: B2B Buying Decisions

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It fascinates me how social media transforms our lives—personally and professionally. Yet some still fail to fully embrace this game changing tool. That may be a mistake. The power of social media diminishes companies’ control over the reputation of their brands. I believe businesses, especially in the supply chain industry, need to pay attention to social media. One tweet or post can make or break a company’s reputation in a matter of minutes. Additionally, social media channels can be a powerful tool for business development. It’s as true for our teams in Europe as it is for our colleagues in the U.S. » Read More