The Next Generation of Global Fresh Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere Vision

The Next Generation of Global Fresh Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere Vision

Logistics is often heralded as an exciting industry, one that is constantly growing in both complexity and impact. And it’s true: supply chains have moved from the backroom to the boardroom because of the significant financial and strategic influence they have on an organization. As the face and pace of global commerce evolves and grows, so does the need to reinvent the supply chain process—especially when you consider the intricacies of transporting produce, fresh food, and other perishable and temperature-sensitive goods.

Whether it’s pineapples from Costa Rica, seafood from the Gulf Coast, or roses from Colombia, food safety, temperature specifications, and expiration dates are all important factors in the cold chain. Temperature-sensitive goods demand proactive planning, quick turnaround, and expertise in temperature-controlled shipping so that they maintain the correct temperature all the way to their final destinations.

The right technology can make all the difference in monitoring temperatures, tracking shipments around the world, and avoiding hiccups in the supply chain that could impact the quality of products.

Technology also plays a role in the ways consumers purchase goods—and how companies do business. According to a recent Gartner study, 53% of companies have launched a digital transformation of their business, with supply chain at the center of the change. In anticipation of this shift, we invested in our supply chain technology to help our customers easily make this digital transition.

Introducing the latest in supply chain technology

I’m excited to tell you about Navisphere® Vision, C.H. Robinson’s next generation of global visibility technology. Navisphere Vision—which joins our full suite of supply chain technology solutions for customers and contract carriers under the Navisphere umbrella—gives users real-time supply chain visibility, including transportation updates and insights about the external factors that can disrupt or influence their supply chain, and analytics that support their business strategies.

Unmatched capabilities and benefits

Navisphere Vision, a software as a service (SaaS) platform, helps users see more of their supply chain, so they can do more: transport goods around the world with more precision, efficiently collaborate with internal teams and customers, make real-time decisions based on real-time data, and proactively plan for the challenges and opportunities that exist in their supply chain.

Another way Navisphere Vision differentiates itself is through machine learning, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI). Leveraging these capabilities, users can easily identify and avoid disruptions—like delays caused by severe weather, traffic incidents, or port closures—and make smart decisions to help ensure their products reach their destinations on time.

Built to help companies gain a competitive advantage

Microsoft—a C.H. Robinson customer—has been using Navisphere Vision since its first release in late 2016. Since then, Microsoft has been an integral part of our product development. Using their supply chain data and feedback along the way, we’ve had the unique opportunity to further refine the product.

Watch this video to learn about how Microsoft transformed their global supply chain with Navisphere Vision.

Are you ready to take your supply chain visibility and outcomes to the next level? Request a demo with one of our supply chain experts.

Charlie Loes

Charlie Loes - Director of Technology, Robinson Fresh

Charlie joined the Robinson Fresh team in 2011, where he leads the divisions technology investment strategy. Prior to Robinson Fresh, Charlie held various leadership positions in technology, operations, and project management for The Geek Squad at Best Buy Co., Inc. Charlie holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

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