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

Technology

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…

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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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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…

Top Posts of 2018: Mega Trends and Investments in Infrastructure and Technology

As we look back at last year’s top supply chain trends and key topics, many shippers, analysts, and transportation providers remain focused on technology and digitization. Once again, our most popular posts last year included themes around the digitization of supply chains and technology that provides visibility and insights into complex global logistics operations. While digital business transformations continue to be a big industry focus, there are still physical aspects of the supply chain, like infrastructure, which still play an important role in efficiency and performance.

Here is a look back at our top posts of 2018: Read More…

Infographic: 5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

How can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge. To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise.

Implementing this kind of TMS solution is a transformative process. Don’t expect it to happen overnight. But there are certain steps you can take to make it as successful as possible. Read More…