Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Is there a greater need for supply chain research today than in the past, and if so, why? Robinson , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics titled, “ When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research.” Here’s a snippet of Steve’s response: What we’ve seen over the years is transportation, logistics, and supply chain moving from being back-office, required functions to being very strategic.

Driverless Trucks, China, COVID and the Future of the Supply Chain


Interestingly, we all had significant experience in the freight, logistics, sourcing, and supply chain world. Supply Chain, one of the rare exceptions of this century, to this day remains relatively unchanged and undisrupted in a world dramatically reshaped by technology. A career in the supply chain requires constant dedication to the mission at hand to ensure “success” from procurement of raw materials to final delivery to the end-customer.

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Biobased Economy Continues to Grow: USDA Secretary Announces NC State-Duke Study Results on Monday


Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, briefly ran in the 2008 presidential race and was considered by Hillary Clinton as a potential running mate in 2016. Just like the report does as well… Biobased Products Corporate Social Responsibility Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Energy Supply Chain Food Supply Chains Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Sustainability

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Is Your Routing Guide Ready for a Tune Up?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Asking, “What’s the point of conducting regular procurement events?” And the same goes for procurement events. Whether it’s your supply chain or your car, regular “maintenance” can keep things running smoothly and save you money. Your routing guide allows you to rely on pre-determined carriers and rates—keeping all the pieces of your supply chain running smoothly. Supply Chain Procurement Stale Rates Transportation

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How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whether your supply chain’s seasonal surge is now or not for several more months, your execution strategy has a big part to play—perhaps bigger than you realized. We understand that getting your products to customers is likely your top supply chain priority. Publicize your freight’s attributes during your next procurement event. Service providers still need to know exactly what they’re bidding on during your procurement event.

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Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Our research at Iowa State University shows that transportation costs don’t actually rise during end-of-month surges. Robinson has sponsored a host of research projects on truckload practices, from procurement through operations. Supply Chain Consulting Freight Capacity Transportation Transportation RatesQuarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs?

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