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Top 3 Supply Chain White Papers from C.H. Robinson


February 23, 2012
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Supply Chain Savings White Paper

Where should supply chain optimization begin? In this white paper, you'll discover ten ways to obtain greater transportation savings and which tasks are easiest to do for the fastest ROI.

 



Can Aggregating Lanes Reduce Costs?

Can shippers reduce transportation costs and increase total shipments in low volume lanes with favorable contract pricing? Read this white paper to find out what graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered when they tested this hypothesis.

 


Uncover Inbound Opportunities

Inbound freight offers a huge potential for savings--if you know where to look. Read this white paper to discover the components, processes, and visibility that can drive improvements in your inbound supply chain, regardless of your company’s size

 

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