Delivering the Goods: Gaining Traction with Your Transportation Improvement Projects

To support the prioritization and implementation of transportation improvements, John Blanchard, VP Transportation at 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group, outlines a long-term approach to identifying, planning and executing transportation-related projects - from developing strategy and identifying opportunities to applying benchmarks and delivering results.

By · April 25, 2012

To support the prioritization and implementation of transportation improvements, John Blanchard, VP Transportation at 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group, outlines a long-term approach to identifying, planning and executing transportation-related projects - from developing strategy and identifying opportunities to applying benchmarks and delivering results.

As the single highest cost component within the supply chain, shouldn’t any reasonable initiative proposed to improve transportation performance or reduce costs be met with open arms and, more important, an open checkbook?

Not really. Instead, it is both correct and necessary that, as supply chain and transportation professionals, we compete for resources and convince peers and superiors that our plans and proposals will deliver the desired result. In order to secure funding, we must make an airtight case for allocating the resources needed to achieve the savings or improvement we seek.

image

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!

Article Topics

4Sight · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
B2B Sellers Prefer a Unified Approach for Ecommerce
A new study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by NetSuite, found that many midmarket, B2B sellers say their ecommerce solutions have contributed to their growth in sales, new customer acquisitions and improved customer relationships.
Download Today!
From the August 2016 Issue
A growing number of low-cost lift trucks offer new avenues for pairing equipment and applications, but less cautious buyers might find that small up-front costs come at a steep price. Selecting the proper lift truck, lift truck tips 2016, Choosing the right Lift Truck
Megatrends in ocean freight
Ocean Cargo Roundtable: What’s in store for 2017?
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Getting the most out of your 3PL relationship
Join Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, as he explains how creating a balanced portfolio of "Top 50" global and domestic partners can maximize efficiency and mitigate risk.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
2016 Quest for Quality: Winners Take the Spotlight
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence...
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...

Digital Reality Check
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think....
Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls...