Optimizing Freight Procurement
While the United States shipping industry remains vulnerable to a capacity crunch, it is clear that many shippers and carriers could do more to help mitigate the strain on the system through more effective planning.
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While the United States shipping industry remains vulnerable to a capacity crunch, it is clear that many shippers and carriers could do more to help mitigate the strain on the system through more effective planning. A recent study from U.S. Xpress shows that more widespread and efficient use of transportation management systems, clearer supply chain visibility, improved analytics and more up-to date data could go a long way toward helping to optimize loads and reduce costs for shippers who have come to rely on just-in-time inventory management.
Shippers and carriers have made great strides in this area, yet this study reveals that there is still a significant amount of work to be done and room for these parties to work together to make it easier for both sides to achieve their objectives.
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