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

Archives for October 2010

Where the Physical & Virtual Worlds Meet

Interactive client forum

On November 2nd 2010, we will hold an interactive client forum. Shippers who utilize our technology and managed services will meet at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center to network, discuss our industry and the development of best practices, and over the course of the day look to answer the question: How can we harness the power of community?  Read More…

- President, Managed Services
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Bridging the Transportation / Procurement Divide

Transportation management services

The operations department wants to maximize the value of its logistics spend by purchasing third-party services that make the distribution network more efficient. Buying these services is difficult, however, because procurement is pursuing lower costs by commoditizing transportation. How can the two views be reconciled?  Read More…

- Director of Consulting Services, C.H. Robinson
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A New Fast Lane for Freight Management

Transportation Management System

We’ve received a lot of positive feedback on our tag line, “Get There Faster.” It’s been really interesting to see all the interpretations of what this means to different shippers or suppliers in the market place. Because of all the great feedback, I thought I’d write a bit on where the tag line came from, who inspired it, and what it means to us.  Read More…

Don’t Become an Accidental Tourist

Global supply chain risk management

Being a tourist in a country where you do not speak the language can feel like having a sizeable slice of your IQ removed. Suddenly, you struggle to complete simple tasks like asking directions and are unable to name everyday items.

Supply chain professionals have become globetrotters as companies continue to expand in foreign markets. That does not make them tourists in the traditional sense, but even seasoned practitioners can trip over foreign interpretations of familiar practices. Supply chain is not a universal language; sometimes there are local phrases that have to be translated. Read More…