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10 Tips to Prepare for a Tight Capacity Market

10 Tips to Prepare for a Tight Capacity Market

In tight capacity markets shippers may experience difficulty to find the equipment they need at the right rate. Shippers who seek alignment with service provider networks can benefit from better rates and exceptional service levels over time. This white paper provides 10 insights on how to develop a truckload procurement strategy to prepare for a tight capacity market.

In tight capacity markets shippers may experience difficulty to find the equipment they need at the right rate. Shippers who seek alignment with service provider networks can benefit from better rates and exceptional service levels over time. This white paper provides 10 insights on how to develop a truckload procurement strategy to prepare for a tight capacity market.

This two-part white paper series explores truckload procurement in the European Union and United States. It looks at the similarities and differences in each market, along with key factors to consider as part of an overall transportation strategy that crosses regions. Part 1 examines:

  • Carrier demographics and size
  • Equipment and fuel
  • Cabotage
  • Drivers and Hours of Service (HOS)

IoT applications have been tested in recent times for all kinds of businesses. Now, it is time to envision how to apply the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve supply chains. This research paper:

  • Provides a framework companies can use to envision how to apply the IoT to their supply chains
  • Applies the IoT framework to semiconductor, automotive, and ecommerce supply chain improvements
  • Explains the capabilities organizations must have to implement IoT technologies

As you move toward an optimised supply chain, you have multiple options to save money costs, and your company will have its own ideal hierarchy of tasks and corresponding savings. Find out where you should you focus your efforts to reap the biggest savings:

  • See the progress in your optimisation efforts by measuring improvements
  • Recognise savings in your supply chain using a TMS
  • Use network modeling to find savings opportunities

With globalization of raw material sources and a growing number of origins and destinations for project cargo, efficient transportation is becoming crucial to success. This white paper explores:

  • How transportation impacts the project cargo supply chain
  • The role of transportation, from preplanning to project completion
  • How transportation best practices can improve project cargo outcomes

This two-part white paper series explores truckload procurement in the European Union and United States. It looks at the similarities and differences in each market, along with key factors to consider as part of an overall transportation strategy that crosses regions. Part 2 examines:

  • Procurement events
  • Supply, demand, and peak seasons

Please note that this White Paper is currently in English; other translations will be available.

Chemical shippers face formidable challenges in moving their products throughout the world. These issues can significantly increase logistics expenses. This white paper explains:

  • The top 3 common concerns for chemical shippers in Europe
  • Tips to control these costs more effectively
  • How technology aids the chemical supply chain

China represents tremendous opportunities for automakers and the companies that serve them. There are specific qualities that companies should seek in a qualified logistics provider to grasp their best opportunities. This white paper explains:

  • The top logistics challenges for the automotive industry in China
  • How logistics providers can support automotive companies in China

It’s mission critical to optimize efficiencies and savings while moving freight around the world. Find out how to employ best practices in global forwarding:

  • How to get more use out of available space with cargo consolidation
  • How to estimate exposure and manage cargo risk
  • Why understanding Incoterms®, free trade agreements, and ACE may lead to savings and efficiency improvements

Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson collaborated to examine how the Panama Canal Expansion in 2016 will impact logistics. Read the conclusions:

  • The expansion could shift 10% of container traffic between East Asia and the U.S. from West Coast ports to East Coast ports
  • The battleground on which U.S. ports compete for customers will move several hundred miles west, to a region that accounts for more than 15% of GDP
  • Shippers and carriers will have to adapt their strategies and operations as logistics grows more complex

When companies can’t fill an entire container with their own freight, air and ocean freight consolidators offer strategic options. Discover:

  • The types of consolidation available
  • The strongest lanes for consolidated freight
  • Good and bad consolidation candidates
  • Questions to ask before selecting a freight forwarder

Air cargo can help optimize your global supply chain with speed to market and the best combination of service and price. This white paper explores

  • How air cargo can provide quick response to market demands
  • The value of technology in air cargo services
  • The benefits of air cargo in emerging markets

How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This white paper can help companies decide by exploring:

  • Misperceptions about the realities of outsourcing
  • How to set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to your organisation
  • How much of a role you will need to play to achieve the successful business outcomes you seek

Global vendor management programs offer better control of freight for companies with multiple suppliers and consignees worldwide. Discover how these programs drive efficiencies and savings:

  • What global vendor management is and how companies use it to their advantage
  • How typical global vendor management programs work
  • How companies use vendor assembly and merge in transit programs to improve freight control and achieve savings

Food and beverage companies that employ best practices in perfect order fill find opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction. Find out how fulfilling the perfect order helps companies:

  • Maximise productivity and profits
  • Protect brand equity
  • Improve customer satisfaction and competitiveness

Globalization puts forward opportunities to companies of any size who can effectively provide or source products and services in dynamic markets. Review our white paper and learn:

  • How to gain a competitive advantage through global transportation logistics
  • Factors that influence international shipments
  • Five characteristics of a global TMS and why companies worldwide should consider TMS technology

Learn how you can apply outbound process improvements to inbound transportation to:

  • Reduce costs
  • Improve service and performance
  • Identify deeper supply chain savings

Put these eight best practices to use in your company to capture savings and performance improvements. These practices include:

  • Developing a prioritized ROI strategy
  • Centralizing procurement, core transport processes and network design
  • Creating disciplined performance management routines for suppliers, carriers, and customers

Choose the right outsource relationship for your company by discovering:

  • What to look for in a provider of outsourcing services
  • How to implement a successful program
  • How to ensure ongoing success for your outsourcing solution

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