C.H. Robinson Introduces Navisphere

Next version of technology platform addresses supply chain requirements across all-sized shippers

Eden Prairie, Minn.Nov. 19, 2012—Global transportation and logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. introduced the Navisphere technology platform in response to increasingly sophisticated supply chain requirements across shippers of all sizes. The next version platform provides end-to-end visibility, consistent business processes, and strategy-driven business intelligence around the world.

“Navisphere allows companies of all sizes to take advantage of the latest technology architecture C.H. Robinson has to offer,” said Tom Mahlke, Chief Information Officer, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. “Navisphere provides tools that are easy to use and intelligence that gives businesses the opportunity to follow through on their supply chain strategies.”

The platform is used by C.H. Robinson employees, customers, and service providers to manage transportation and sourcing activities on a global scale. In addition, Navisphere allows customers to leverage C.H. Robinson’s technology investments and gain access to a centralized network of more than 100,000 supply chain partners—without the need to integrate with each provider individually. By having access to all their supply chain information in one centralized location, users can better manage their logistics spend, foster optimization and improve supply chain productivity.

In addition, the updates to Navisphere online access include a modernized user interface; streamlined access to business-critical data; and customization to support customer requirements across global workflows.

“Navisphere’s customized business processes enable all participants in a customer’s supply chain to comply with their specific business requirements,” said Mahlke. “Simplifying complex scenarios creates real value for carriers, shippers and others in the supply chain.”

By integrating with a shipper’s ERP system, Navisphere automates workflows between transportation and business operations; and provides visibility to global transportation across all modes. This gives customers greater control over their supply chain activities and accelerates proactive problem resolution.

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