C.H. Robinson recently integrated 19 transportation management systems (TMS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems into the company’s single, global multimodal transportation management system, Navisphere.
This integration offers real-time pricing and capacity assurance and nearly eliminates the time required to get market quotes and book loads, saving customers an average of one hour for every shipment. This automation also provides improved flexibility and efficiencies for shippers.
“Without C.H. Robinson’s capacity assurance, the process would be like shopping online and hitting purchase when there may be no inventory to buy,” said Mac Pinkerton, president of C.H. Robinson’s North American surface transportation division. “Adding to the benefits is that shippers can access these capabilities within the tool they are already using to manage their transportation needs.”
Among the list of leading integrated platforms are Blue Yonder, Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics 365. With this advancement, customers can stay in their own systems to get real-time rates for multi-modal solutions across both truckload and less than truckload.
C.H. Robinson’s algorithmic-based pricing engine pulls in data from its network of more than 200,000 shippers and carriers, giving it access to data on real-time supply and demand, routes, and shipments.
This is the latest in a series of technology-focused initiatives by C.H. Robinson designed to digitally transform global supply chains and improve savings, reliability and visibility.