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

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Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid

Data Analysis

How often do you feel like you’re drowning in data? It’s a familiar feeling for many supply chain professionals in today’s data-rich working environment.

Or maybe you are unaware that the volume of data you’re processing may be in excess of what you actually need. It’s a common pitfall at a time when the number of data sources and data points seem to be growing exponentially. Read More…

Does Your TMS Provider Offer an SOC Report?

TMS SOC Report

When evaluating an investment in a transportation management system (TMS), shippers rightly do a deep dive into what supply chain returns they can expect. But there is another set of requirements that is attracting more interest from shippers: The need for compliance and controls around IT and financial reporting. Read More…

Food for Thought: How an Industry Vertical Expands Your Menu of Logistics Options

Food for Thought: How an Industry Vertical Expands Your Menu of Logistics Options

Food-Bev Vertical

This final post in our three-part series about the critical role of vertical expertise in elevating supply chain efficiency looks at the opportunities for improvement in a major industry vertical: Food and Beverage/Consumer Packaged Goods (F&B/CPG).

In our previous post, Helping Manufacturers to Make the Right Transportation Choices by Andrew Bremer, we described how the rigors of just in time operations define the manufacturing vertical. One of the main characteristics that shapes the F&B/CPG industry is a heavy focus on track and trace and on-time service metrics. Read More…

How to Get the Most Value from a Strategic Onsite Employee

How to Get the Most Value from a Strategic Onsite Employee

strategic onsite employees

When a shipper brings a provider’s strategic resources onsite, faster results can follow. As a provider of Managed TMS®, C.H. Robinson’s TMS + managed services solution, we’ve placed knowledgeable, strategic logistics staff onsite at client locations on many occasions. Recently, we talked to several shippers about the value they see in onsite engagements, and how they’ve managed to reach the positive outcomes they were looking for. We’ve compiled several tips drawn from those conversations to help other shippers prepare for having their provider’s employees onsite.

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