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Network Horizon Report 2022: 7 key discoveries from carriers

Network Horizon Report 2022: 7 key discoveries from carriers

  • Support your efforts to stress-test your current strategies with a deepened understanding of the entire logistics landscape based on market-leading logistics data and trusted insights 
  • Make progress towards stabilizing relationships with shippers based on new findings representing industry-wide sentiment, despite major pressure caused by supply chain shortages and energy prices 

Transportation Pulse Report 2023

Transportation Pulse Report 2023

Our Transportation Pulse Report 2023 – Welcome to the Platform Era offers valuable insights and advice that will help bridge the gap between shippers, carriers and logistics service providers, and their solutions.
 

Six major themes emerge:
 

  • Bridging the gap between transportation today and tomorrow
  • A shrinking labor force  
  • Sustainability when making supply chain decisions 
  • Greater customer expectations  
  • Greater collaboration  
  • A new platform era 

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Matching freight demand with capacity is becoming increasingly challenging, especially in today’s volatile environment. Carriers are rejecting up to a quarter of all contract loads, forcing more Shippers into the spot market. The solution to this imbalance is an investment in network-based transport management systems. New technologies make automated freight-matching possible for both Shippers and Carriers at a whole new scale.
 

This original report includes survey responses from industry insiders and expert analysis from Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM. 

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Living in times of trouble and uncertainty  

We have all been living in interesting times since 2020, starting with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still with us, through the current Russia-Ukraine war. The reality, however, is that uncertainty is not something new that we have to deal with. It has always existed and it is here to stay. 

If you work in transportation, you already know this is true. It is a market that goes through cycles continuously, and there are many factors and variables that impact it, many of them outside our direct control.  

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Freight sourcing automation and smart assignment powered by AI

One new opportunity is AI-powered sourcing automation, or autonomous procurement.

“There’s a reciprocal relationship between big data and AI,” explains Ken Casey in an October 2019 article in The Enterprisers Project. “The latter depends heavily on the former for success, while also helping organizations unlock the potential in their data stores in ways that were previously cumbersome or impossible.”

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Artificial intelligence applied to transportation

A dominant theme of the coming two decades is the arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) into the workplace, including in the data intensive area of logistics. Unlike earlier trends that were enabling staff to do more, AI has the potential and the complexity that it raises two major questions for logistics leaders: Where will we find the talent to deploy AI, and to what degree will AI’s ability to handle activities that we pay workers to do revise our ideal workforce? The rest of the article provides one avenue to assessing where to place AI within a logistics operation, using procurement as an example, and how to estimate the change in roles it offers to the staff around it.

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Data Driven Decision Making: Autonomous Procurement with Nestle

Learn how and why it’s time to build the business case for Autonomous Procurement with insights to help you weigh up the benefits of choosing AI-powered transportation technology. Powered by original survey data, find out what carriers and shippers think about the transportation process — and what’s going to happen in the future.

CASE STUDY

AB InBev Brews Up Spot Freight Savings with Transporeon Autonomous Procurement

ABInBev chose to rewrite its own history when faced with new levels of volatility resulting from the global pandemic. After a 45 day pilot proved double-digit savings were possible on spot buying, the multinational drink and brewing company was more than ready to embrace a change. Now, Anheuser-Busch is one of the best spot buyers in the freight market.

Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev)
Largest spot buyer in the world swaps best-in-class proprietary process for Transporeon Autonomous Procurement.
Tens
of millions of financial impact.
Double digit
savings in a highly volatile freight market.
80%
reduction in FTE requirement.
10%
direct reduction on spot rates.

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