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Leverage Transportation Forecasting to Enhance Available Carrier Capacity and Reduce Transportation Costs

Published: 06 May 2015

ID: G00275106

Analyst(s): Bart De Muynck

Summary

Rising transportation costs and tightening carrier capacity are forcing shippers to be more proactive and collaborative with carriers to ensure freight capacity availability. Transportation forecasting solutions provide logistics leaders with forward visibility to transportation needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Change the Mindset and Focus From Using a Small Horizon for Operational Transportation Planning to Employing a Strategic Forecasting Process
  • Use Transportation Forecasting to Enhance Carrier Collaboration
  • Implement Transportation Forecasting Solutions to Create Accurate Freight Forecasts

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