Automated Transport Systems Seen Leading to Competitive Advantage

Arlington, VA — November 12, 2009 — Leading retailers are operating with more efficiency, increasing productivity, reducing cost and utilizing environmentally sound methods of transport through enhanced administration of their international transportation management systems (ITMS), according to a report released today by American Shipper in cooperation with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

More than 150 qualified international transportation managers were surveyed regarding their international transportation management practices, processes, people and technologies. The information gathered was examined to gauge the state of ITMS technologies, best practices and the result of automating this function.