TAKE A LOOK INSIDE
What happens when your primary carrier rejects your load tender and you exhaust your routing guide?
Automated processes break down, leading shippers and carriers to engage in manual and inefficient ways to match loads with capacity. The net result is higher costs, delayed shipments, and sub-optimal utilization of trucks and drivers. It also adds to the waste and inefficiencies that continue to plague the industry – for example, in the form of empty miles/journeys (15-30% empty) and increased CO2 emissions.
Looking at the problem more broadly, therefore, especially in light of current market conditions, another question arises: Has the time come to transform the traditional transportation procurement process?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adrian Gonzalez is a trusted advisor and leading industry analyst with more than 20 years of research experience in transportation management, logistics outsourcing, global trade management, social media, and other supply chain and logistics topics.
In addition to launching Talking Logistics, Adrian is the founder and president of Adelante SCM, a peer-to-peer learning and networking community for supply chain and logistics executives and young professionals. He is also the founder of Indago, a market research service that brings together a community of supply chain and logistics practitioners who share practical knowledge and advice with each other while giving back to charitable causes.