C.H. Robinson Worldwide said its new technology platform will bring customers’ supply chains into clearer focus, allowing them to maintain control throughout the process.

The Navisphere platform is used by C.H. Robinson employees, customers and service providers as a way to manage transportation and sourcing activities on a global scale. Updates to Navisphere online include a modernized user interface, streamlined access to business-critical data, and customization to support customer requirements across global workflows, the company said.

“Navisphere allows companies of all sizes to take advantage of the latest technology architecture C.H. Robinson has to offer,” said Tom Mahlke, CIO. “Navisphere provides tools that are easy to use and intelligence that gives businesses the opportunity to follow through on their supply chain strategies.”

The network of supply chain partners within Navisphere is more than 100,000. With so many in a single global platform, the need for users to integrate each provider individually is non-existent, the company said. By having access to all their supply chain information in one centralized location, users can better manage their logistics spend, foster optimization, and improve supply chain productivity, C.H. Robinson said.

“Navisphere’s customized business processes enable all participants in a customer’s supply chain to comply with their specific business requirements. Simplifying complex scenarios creates real value for carriers, shippers and others in the supply chain,” said Mahlke.

By integrating with a shipper’s ERP system, Navisphere automates workflows between transportation and business operations and provides visibility to global transportation across all modes.