C.H. Robinson President and CEO Bob Biesterfeld has announced the company’s largest investment in innovation, advanced technologies and talent, supported by recent in-depth customer research, that will shape the future of the logistics ecosystem.
C.H. Robinson has committed to investing $1 billion USD in technology over the next five years, doubling its previous $1 billion investment in technology over the last 10 years. With more than 1,000 data scientists, engineers and developers, the company is continuing to invest in global talent in this critical area, making an already strong team even stronger.
“We are a platform-driven solutions company with technology built by and for supply chain experts, powered by our information advantage. It’s when these tools are leveraged by the smartest and most relentless experts—who really understand and are committed to our customers’ business—that we create extreme value in the supply chain for our clients’ benefit,” Bob said.
Speaking at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE Conference in Anaheim, California, Biesterfeld explained how big data and digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics, are having a profound impact on the supply chain marketplace. He discussed why only those who leverage both technology and talent will compete and win on supply chain in the future.
“C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. We put the customer at the center of everything we do—listening, understanding their needs and using our expertise to solve their most complex logistics challenges,” he said.