C.H. Robinson and Microsoft plan ‘supply chain of the future’

C.H. Robinson and Microsoft plan ‘supply chain of the future’
Partnership will combine trucking firm’s Navisphere solution with Azure IoT for real-time visibility

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Logistics business C.H. Robinson and Microsoft have established a new partnership to create the “supply chain of the future”. The firms will use C.H. Robinson’s Navisphere solution and Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT to provide near-real-time visibility into the supply chains of C.H. Robinson customers. 

Microsoft says that the Navisphere supply chain intelligence platform will “now use Azure IoT Central to integrate internet-of-things device monitoring” to measure temperature, shock, humidity, pressure and more, and inform customers with this knowledge as goods move through the supply chain. 

“We are committed to providing customers with a trusted, easy-to-use platform so they can build seamless, smart and secure solutions regardless of where they are on their IoT journey,” said Sam George, corporate vice president of Microsoft Azure IoT. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with C.H. Robinson as it transforms the supply-chain industry by leveraging our Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT solutions.”

Microsoft is also leveraging the partnership to drive innovation in its own supply chain and improve predictability and decision-making.

“The supply chain of the future is smarter, less volatile and can be navigated with a new level of visibility thanks to the power of this relationship,” said Jordan Kass, president of managed services at C.H. Robinson. “Through this collaboration, our customers receive a greater competitive edge, as well as industry-leading insights and expertise.”

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