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How to Optimize Your Transportation Procurement

Published: 09 November 2016

ID: G00308372

Analyst(s): Bart De Muynck , Laurel Lippay, Courtney Rogerson


As transportation costs and capacity fluctuate, supply chain logistics leaders are looking for ways to decrease the cost of transportation and increase service levels. Focusing on the procurement of transportation is one of the ways transportation leaders can accomplish this.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Standardize and Centralize Your Transportation Procurement Organization
  • Focus on the Modes That Are Most Important to You, and Understand the Key Concerns of Each Mode
    • Truck
    • Ocean
    • Air
  • Analyze Current Gaps and Set the Context and Objectives of the Relationship Before the RFP and Contracting Phases
  • Explore Freight Sourcing Technologies as a Way to Automate the Procurement of Transportation

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