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Converging Supply Chain Planning With Transportation Planning Provides Efficiency Opportunities

Published: 17 June 2016

ID: G00293392

Analyst(s): Bart De Muynck

Summary

As companies are implementing SCE technologies, logistics executives continue to look for additional opportunities to increase SCE efficiency, improve customer service and lower costs. One way of achieving these goals is by linking transportation planning to other areas of SCP.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Supply Chain Convergence

Impacts and Recommendations

  • A growing number of logistics executives are planning on or considering closing the gap between transportation planning and the overall SCP landscape to synchronize end-to-end supply chain processes and meet their supply chain goals
  • Shippers that have connected their transportation planning upstream to other SCP processes and applications have realized significant cost savings and other benefits, such as increased on-time delivery and improved customer service
    • Transportation Planning and Warehouse Planning
    • Transportation Planning and Manufacturing Planning
    • Transportation Planning and Inventory Planning
    • Transportation Planning and Replenishment Planning
    • Transportation Planning and Demand Planning
    • Through technology innovation and a growing end-to-end supply chain offering, several megasuite and supply chain technology vendors are now offering capabilities to break transportation from its silo and use transportation planning in conjunction with other supply chain planning systems

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