C H Robinson and Microsoft Corporation has joined forces to digitally transform supply chains of the future by combining the power of C H Robinson’s Navisphere®, Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT to meet the changing demands of evolving global supply chains.

The aim is to enable real-time visibility for C H Robinson customers. Navisphere will leverage Azure IoT Central to integrate IoT device monitoring that measures factors such as temperature, shock, tilt, humidity, light and pressure in shipments to give customers an even more detailed level of intelligence about goods as they move through the supply chain.

“The pace of change we’re seeing in the supply-chain industry today is unparalleled. Being able to quickly scale and adapt our technology is what helps give our customers a competitive advantage,” said Chris O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, C H Robinson. “As we continue to invest and enhance our technology built by and for supply-chain experts, we look to partner with other best-in-class companies that bring the most value to our customers. Through Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, we gain more scalability, premier data security and increased application speed, which benefit our customers and carriers around the world.”

 “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, Azure IoT, Microsoft. “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.”

Together, C H Robinson and Microsoft work with many of the Fortune 250 companies, which means this alliance, will make it even easier to scale and develop new solutions to provide the world’s largest shippers with greater supply-chain efficiency, real-time insights and visibility.


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