C.H. Robinson Worldwide
You might think transportation will naturally involve many employees — drivers, pilots mechanics, deliverymen and so on — to make things efficient. Normally it does — but that’s why logistics giant C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) is the leader here.
This firm manages to generate almost $1.3 million in revenue per employee because it doesn’t own and maintain a massive fleet of trucks — it simply offers services and support to supply chain and freight companies that do the heavy lifting. Unlike other industrial segments that are very draining on labor and capital, CHRW’s operation is lean.