Transport Topics: “‘Shippers Seek Better Supply Chain Visibility; Real-Time Truck Monitoring Key Component”
‘Shippers Seek Better Supply Chain Visibility; Real-Time Truck Monitoring Key Component
Improving real-time supply chain visibility remains a top priority in shipper surveys, several executives said during a meeting here at the Transplace Shipper Symposium.
“It’s obvious that shippers are demanding a more granular level of visibility to their shipments when in transit,” John Lower, director of strategic carrier management at Transplace, said at the symposium last week. “We’re certainly seeing that in our business as well.”
Lower said that some shippers still are using long-term “somewhat reactive” technologies that “tell you where the truck might have been two, three or four hours ago.” “Predictive” automated solutions will tell shippers and carriers where a truck is in real time and provide accurate arrival and departure information, Lower said May 9.
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