Subway awards C.H. Robinson ‘Supply Chain Partner of the Year’

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Subway restaurant chain, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, has named C.H. Robinson Worldwide as its “Supply Chain Partner of the Year.” Selected out of 115 supply chain providers in North America, C.H. Robinson was recognized for its outstanding support in supply chain management.

“In 2004, Subway franchises and C.H. Robinson formed a strategic alliance that has produced benefits far greater than initially anticipated,” says Jan Risi, the president of Subway’s independent purchasing cooperative. “C.H. Robinson assisted us with the development and implementation of our two-phase managed freight solution, our transportation center and our portfolio freight bidding. This has resulted in the identification and realization of millions of dollars in documented savings and cost avoidance for Subway franchisees.”

C.H. Robinson’s Transportation Management Center (TMC), a division of C.H. Robinson that provides a transparent and neutral approach to transportation management, helps Subway franchises to better manage their freight costs through greater visibility into Subway’s franchise supply chain. TMC’s systems gives Subway franchises visibility by identifying the origin, size of order and rates, which helps them to identify supply chain inefficiencies.

“We are honored to receive this award,” says Sean Nelsen, Subway franchise account manager for Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson. “Our technology helped the Subway restaurant chain capture the order level information they needed to plan, optimize and control their shipments. The close cooperation between our two organizations, our expert people, our technology and commitment to providing industry-best practices has proved extremely beneficial. The relationship is a great example of how working together strategically reduces costs, creates efficiencies and increase savings in the supply chain.”

“C.H. Robinson continues to demonstrate their commitment to service, flexibility and strategic solutions that benefit Subway restaurants,” Risi says. “We look forward to our continued collaboration.”