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Create a Culture for Change

Create a Culture for Change

Companies turn to outsourcing transportation management to improve their supply chains but they often overlook the potential obstacles to change. This white paper explores how shippers can build a strong change management framework to obtain more successful and productive results.

Companies turn to outsourcing transportation management to improve their supply chains but they often overlook the potential obstacles to change. This white paper explores how shippers can build a strong change management framework to obtain more successful and productive results.

A tight truckload market often challenges shippers looking to secure capacity. Whether planning ahead or reacting during a tough situation, there are strategic measures to help align business goals for both shippers and carriers. This white paper explains:

  • How to keep tight capacity from holding your supply chain back
  • What steps you should take now, in the next 90 days, and in the long term
  • 12 strategies to thrive during 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

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

It's mission critical to optimise 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 may lead to savings and efficiency improvements

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 optimise 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

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

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