Forging Stronger Bonds Between Shippers and Carriers
January 09, 2012
In today’s world of fluctuating order volumes, rising transportation costs and declining capacity, it’s critical for shippers and carriers to take a true partnership approach.
Ongoing global economic uncertainty continues to present a multitude of challenges. Prompted by fluctuating fuel costs, a growing shortage of drivers and decreasing transportation capacity, the business of transporting goods is gaining greater attention.
To remain competitive, shippers and their core carriers must collaborate within a single, agile supply chain built around shared data, business processes and customer service objectives. A company’s key transportation partners can serve as a valuable strategic asset if stronger shipper-carrier relationships are formed based on trust, information sharing and mutual performance goals.
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