Supply Chain Expertise and Technology Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

Why Real-Time Visibility Should be Core to Your Supply Chain Strategy

Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform.

Research shows that having real-time supply chain visibility is necessary to build a responsive, resilient, competitive, and profitable operation. According to Gartner, “By 2023, 50% of global leading enterprises will have invested in real-time transportation visibility solutions.” In our own survey of 3,000 shippers, over 60% of technology decision-makers said they desire improvements in visibility. Furthermore, 65% said they either have or are planning to implement real-time visibility and insight tools in the next two years. Read More…

- Director of Commercial and Product Strategy

Taking Visibility to the Next Level with IoT and Cloud Connectivity

This week we participated in NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show along with our partner and customer Microsoft, to showcase our latest technology solutions built by and for supply chain experts. Like many industries, retailers are searching for transformative technologies and solutions that help them deliver on growing customer demands, all while finding cost savings with limited resources.

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- Director of Commercial and Product Strategy

How We’re Building the Supply Chain of the Future with Customers

Globalization is rapidly adding complexity to the supply chain, changing needs of shippers around the world. Supply chain professionals are under pressure to produce more results with less resources. And, the few resources shippers DO have need to be focused on value added tasks like cost savings or performance improvement. These are a few key reasons why shippers need a partner who can provide additional expertise, experience and scale to help efficiently solve their challenges. Read More…

- President, Managed Services
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How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

transportation_management_systemAs more companies enter the transportation and logistics industry, your vendor choices and transportation management system (TMS) options expand. And evaluating each provider to ensure the right fit for your organization becomes increasingly complicated. Should you pursue a technology only solution? Or would a people plus technology provider be a better idea? Finding the answers and narrowing your options may start with an unbiased, outside perspective. Read More…

- Vice President of Business Development
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Case Study: People and Processes Drive Supply Chain Improvements at Honeywell

Managed_services_case_studyIf you have a global supply chain, you likely use technology to help manage and optimize this complex area of your business. While there have been significant advancements in logistics technology, those tools can only go so far in advancing your supply chain.

In order to truly maximize the capabilities of supply chain technology, you need to first have the right talent, processes, and data governance in place. Then you’ll be able to leverage your transportation management system (TMS) to execute, automate, and optimize those processes, as well as gain visibility to business intelligence to drive continuous improvement.

We recently experienced firsthand how a people-plus-technology model, or managed services, can drive operational improvements. Read More…