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Supply Chain

Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration

Just how collaborative are your internal departments? If you’re running into issues when one department makes a decision that unintentionally affects one or more aspects of your supply chain, your answer is probably along the lines of “not very.” And it may be holding back your transportation team’s effectiveness.

In many organizations, transportation is simply the recipient of collaboration that happens in other supply chain functions. Under that model, transportation teams can only respond to what comes their way. Instead, transportation should have a say in the collaborative planning process right along with the other supply chain functions. When brought to the table earlier, transportation can be a more proactive contributor to overarching supply chain goals.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Here: Are You Ready?

When it comes to major logistics events, technology can often be the determining factor of success. Take Black Friday and Cyber Monday for example. It takes planning and precision to execute an efficient, effective supply chain under typical circumstances; the surge leading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday only magnifies the importance of thorough preparation—or the frustration of a glitch.

Because your supply chain is only as good as the technology platform backing it, it’s crucial to make sure your third party logistics provider (3PL) has the stable systems and scalability to handle peak volumes.
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When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Robinson

What is truckload cabotage, and how do EU and U.S. shippers experience these rules? Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. When you look at EU and U.S. cabotage rules side by side, the impact on truck availability and rates is clear—especially when there are shipment surges.

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Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio

As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? An unclear plan may let you down. Rather than reacting to changes that happen to your supply chain, it’s always better to develop a carrier management strategy that allows you to be proactive—no matter what the market has in store.
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