Executive Briefings

Confronting the Obstacles to Inbound Management

Challenge: Before 2008, multiple transportation providers handled a solar power manufacturer's global inbound freight, but their growth necessitated a more streamlined process for managing this aspect of their business. Challenges included manual processes, limited visibility to the entire supply chain, and costly expedited shipments.

Solution: The solar power manufacturer outsourced their global inbound logistics to C.H. Robinson. By optimizing the supply chain over a variety of freight services, they saw increased efficiency and identified cost savings. New reporting tools improved visibility, and a dedicated account management team employed a more strategic approach to continuous process improvement.

Result: They achieved cost savings of 20% to 25% through shipment optimization and experienced enhanced visibility and reporting through business analytics and the use of CHRWonline®. Today, C.H. Robinson's strategic account management coordinates global shipments from approximately 25 vendors, saving time and serving as their single source for inbound freight.

About the Solution Provider: Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is one of the world's largest third party logistics companies, providing global freight services, logistics outsource solutions, fresh produce sourcing, and payment services. C.H. Robinson's 37,000-plus customers range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in a variety of industries.

Web:  www.chrobinson.com

Email:  solutions@chrobinson.com

Phone:  800-323-7587

Solution: The solar power manufacturer outsourced their global inbound logistics to C.H. Robinson. By optimizing the supply chain over a variety of freight services, they saw increased efficiency and identified cost savings. New reporting tools improved visibility, and a dedicated account management team employed a more strategic approach to continuous process improvement.

Result: They achieved cost savings of 20% to 25% through shipment optimization and experienced enhanced visibility and reporting through business analytics and the use of CHRWonline®. Today, C.H. Robinson's strategic account management coordinates global shipments from approximately 25 vendors, saving time and serving as their single source for inbound freight.

About the Solution Provider: Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is one of the world's largest third party logistics companies, providing global freight services, logistics outsource solutions, fresh produce sourcing, and payment services. C.H. Robinson's 37,000-plus customers range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in a variety of industries.

Web:  www.chrobinson.com

Email:  solutions@chrobinson.com

Phone:  800-323-7587