Transportation TIP List: Week of January 6th, 2019

Posted - January 14, 2019

There is so much to look forward to as we kick off the New Year! Our first TIP List of 2019 includes the latest supply chain trends you need to know as you head into another year in the transportation world. From strategies for improving supply chain performance to the benefits of being a strategic shipper – start off right with some industry projections!

  • Improving Supply Chain Performance by Focusing on Daily Improvement: When first engaging in a partnership, shippers and their logistics providers have certain objectives in mind. To ensure your daily activities align with those objectives, it’s helpful to use a proven process such as OGSM (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measurements).
  • How to be a “Strategic” Truck ShipperThere has been a lot of buzz around being a “shipper of choice,” but companies that thrive don’t only apply these principles when capacity is tight and drop them when conditions improve — they innovate for the long term.
  • Prices Rise, but is It Temporary?For the week of December 30thtruckload capacity remained tight as the holiday season concluded. This led to 3¢ increases in the national averages for dry vanreefer and flatbed. Falling fuel surcharges along with lower rates on many high-traffic lanes could signal a reversal of these trends in the coming week.
  • Top Four Digital Transformation Trends in Retail for 2019Perhaps no other industry is as impacted by customer demand as retail. Today’s customers want immediate, easy, 24/7 shopping experiences – and they want it yesterday. Take a look at the digital transformation trends in retail, how they’ve changed and what’s ahead in the New Year.
  • Are You Fit for Blockchain?Blockchain is getting the attention of digital supply chain leaders everywhere. The technology has been described as a game changer that will maximize supply chain efficiency, security and transparency. Take a look at this guide to use when considering the technology for supply chain operations.

What are some of your supply chain goals for 2019?