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C.H. Robinson & Microsoft join to provide in-depth data of moving goods

July 16, 2020: C.H. Robinson and Microsoft on Tuesday announced they are joining forces to enable Navisphere, C.H. Robinson’s platform, to leverage Azure IoT Central that measures factors such as temperature, shock, tilt, humidity, light and pressure in shipments.

The collaboration will integrate Navisphere, Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT to give customers an even more detailed level of intelligence as they move through the supply chain.
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The collaboration will integrate Navisphere, Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT to give customers an even more detailed level of intelligence as they move through the supply chain.

July 16, 2020: C.H. Robinson and Microsoft on Tuesday announced they are joining forces to enable Navisphere, C.H. Robinson’s platform, to leverage Azure IoT Central that measures factors such as temperature, shock, tilt, humidity, light and pressure in shipments.

The collaboration will integrate Navisphere, Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT to give customers an even more detailed level of intelligence as they move through the supply chain.

Chris O’Brien, chief commercial officer, C.H. Robinson, said, “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.”

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

Sam George, corporate vice president, Azure IoT, Microsoft, said, “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.”

Jordan Kass, president of Managed Services at C.H. Robinso, said, “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. Through this collaboration, our customers receive a greater competitive edge, as well as industry-leading insights and expertise.”

As part of its relationship with Microsoft, C.H. Robinson will integrate its real-time pricing, execution and transportation management tools into Dynamics 365, making these digitally-driven logistics capabilities available to Microsoft customers.

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