C.H. Robinson has been an industry leader for 110 years. It seems like a long time. The world has changed so much since 1905. But some things are still the same. Things like cultural values and ethics. Things like customer service. These are the things that matter, the things that endure. People are still searching for the best fresh food at the best prices. Businesses are still trying to find the most effective, cost efficient way to transport and deliver their goods to customers. And C.H. Robinson is still committed to building strong carrier relationships and improving our customers’ supply chains, so we’ll never stop creating innovative supply chain solutions.
What’s trending in the supply chain industry? At the Supply Chain Outlook Summit in Chicago, three issues dominated the conversation: The growing talent gap, advancements in technology, and the changing nature of risk.
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.
Last week’s 2015 LogiChem conference was held in Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of the signing of our Declaration of Independence. I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events.