Eden Prairie, MN (November 19, 2012) — C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest transportation and logistics companies, introduces Navisphere®, the next version of the company’s single global technology platform, which provides end-to-end visibility, consistent business processes, and strategy-driven business intelligence around the world.
The Navisphere platform is C.H. Robinson’s response to increasingly sophisticated supply chain requirements across shippers of all sizes. 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 to deploying deeper multi-service integration to users, the release of Navisphere brings significant improvements to online tools for C.H. Robinson customers. 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 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 at C.H. Robinson. “Navisphere provides tools that are easy to use and intelligence that gives businesses the opportunity to follow through on their supply chain strategies.”
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.
“Navisphere’s customized business processes enable all participants in a customer’s supply chain to comply with their specific business requirements. Simplifying complex scenarios creates real value for carriers, shippers and others in the supply chain,” said Mahlke.
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.
About C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services and fresh produce sourcing to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 8,800 employees around the world. The company works with 53,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $10.3 billion in 2011.
Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.