Featured Corporate Member:
In a nutshell, what is your company all about?
Chicago-based Redwood Logistics is a strategically integrated logistics provider that believes every company’s needs are unique. For more than 18 years, the company has been providing solutions for moving and managing freight and sharing its knowledge across North America. Redwood Logistics is focused on making its customers more successful in their end markets by applying talented and motivated people, proven processes and cutting-edge technologies to optimize their supply chain management efforts.
What makes your company different than other companies in your industry?
Redwood Logistics takes an approach that prioritizes holistic solutions, relationship building and continual process improvement to deliver the most effective results for customers. As a fully integrated third-party logistics provider, Redwood has both the staff and the technical ability to solve business challenges in just about every corner of the supply chain. Redwood treats customers, carriers, partners and third-party service providers with the same respect and integrity regardless of their level involvement. Finally, Redwood encourages it employees to continually identify opportunity to increase efficiency, simplify complex processes and build on additive results.
What is your company’s most recent greatest accomplishment?
Recently, Redwood was named a Best and Brightest Company to Work for in Illinois for 2019. This accomplishment is important to us because it reflects the level of excellence, we’ve attained not only through our logistics services, but within our company culture as well. Our success starts with our people, and to see that investment in personal and professional growth pay off in such a tangible fashion truly is rewarding.
What is the biggest challenge you face in your industry?
As with any industry that has undergone intense evolution in recent years, the constantly changing technical landscape within logistics has been a challenge. Shippers know they need to adopt new technologies to keep up with customer, vendor and carrier demands, but knowing where to start and how to focus their efforts is a challenge. While it’s encouraging that much of the industry is interested in adopting new supply chain technologies, it’s important to recognize how it fits within the existing ecosystem and how it can be leveraged to its fullest potential.
Why is your company a CSCMP Corporate Member?
Redwood prides itself on staying at the forefront of thought leadership within the logistics industry, and one of the most important ways of maintaining this position is being members of organizations such as CSCMP. We never stop learning and networking, and CSCMP provides us with valuable opportunities to maintain that activity on an on-going basis.