Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Current Trends and the Potential for Automation in International Transportation Management


February 07, 2012

Managing international freight shipping operations presents a set of challenges that potentially expose shippers to risky and costly misfortunes. Changeable rates and hidden surcharges, inefficient shipping routes, missed delivery-to-transit commitments, lengthy timelines, capacity constraints, size and weight factors, and safety and security issues are among the problems that test the air and ocean shipping landscape.

Decisions shippers make concerning freight partnerships involve careful and thorough evaluations that assuredly must spotlight these issues. Solutions enabling shippers to better understand, negotiate, and adhere to contract provisions can avert many of these financial and operational threats.

The findings of a recent market research study conducted by Logistics Management magazine, on behalf of Amber Road, formerly Management Dynamics, reveal that better informed decision making on freight route planning, carrier selection, shipping scheduling and costing, load planning, guidelines compliance and auditing, invoicing, and reporting results in greater logistics operational efficiencies and yields significant cost savings. Curiously, solutions to better understand and manage these tasks have yet to gain widespread traction among the vast majority of shippers. The research further shows that many shippers have yet to automate these critical freight management and transportation procedures.


Download this paper:
Current Trends and the Potential for Automation in International Transportation Management
Sponsored by:
image
* Indicates a required field
*Email:
*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Title:
*Company:
*Country:
*Address 1:
Address 2:
*City:
*State:
Province/Region:
*Zip/Postal Code:
*Phone Number:
Save my data on this computer (do not use on public/shared computers)

Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Straying from its typical seasonal trajectory, United States-bound waterborne shipments dipped from March to April, according to data recently issued by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

One theme tied together all of the presentations, regardless of the topic: The importance of data.

U.S. carloads were down 10 percent annually at 269,092, and intermodal volume saw a 4.9 percent annual gain to 280,107 containers and trailers.

The Chamber of Marine Commerce today joins governments, policymakers, industry and the general public in celebrating the nation’s merchant marine industry, but also urges reforms to ensure greater industrial competitiveness, jobs and prosperity.

Many companies are turning to Global Trade Management (GTM) as a viable solution to address the complexities associated with international trade. But how do you successfully build a business case for GTM software?

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA