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Delivering the Goods: Gaining Traction with Your Transportation Improvement Projects

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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.

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