Transportation Management Practices Seen Changing Dramatically

Best-in-class companies take notably different actions, see costs drop while peers experience 10 percent budget increases, Aberdeen reports

Best-in-class Cut Costs

  • Best-in-class take different actions. Best-in-class companies are more than twice as likely to do daily scorecarding and share tactical capacity forecasts with carriers; they also control a greater percentage of inbound freight and use more commercial transportation management system (TMS) technology.

  • Online information is essential. Fully 54 percent of respondents now provide other departments with online transportation cost and status information, up from 31 percent in Aberdeen's 2004 transportation benchmark.

  • Legacy technology won't cut it. Nine out of 10 companies are concerned that their current transportation technology will not meet their future needs. Four times more firms plan to adopt commercial transportation management applications versus building systems in-house.

  • International transportation gains new attention. Fully 39 percent of participants say they are going to seek to adopt a commercial international transportation management system versus just 12 percent in Aberdeen's 2004 benchmark.

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