How to Take Your Transportation Planning to Another Level
Feb 6, 2019
Almost every company I talk to today tells me that one of their top goals is to reduce their transportation costs. So I ask them a very direct question: “Do you have a plan that details how you are going to accomplish that goal?” All too often I get that “deer in the headlights" look that provides the answer: they don't.
Look, if you are truly serious about reducing your transportation costs, it begins with having a written transportation spend management plan. One of my favorite books, Peter Senge’sThe Fifth Discipline, emphasizes that for a company to be successful, they need to employ systems thinking—understanding how decisions in one area impact all the other areas. A Transportation Spend Management Plan makes this possible.
That's why we encourage you to take a look at our new eBook "How to Create a Transportation Spend Management Plan". If you’re a transportation professional on the shipping side and you’re really serious about controlling your transportation costs, sign up today to receive this invaluable resource.
Another great resource you'll want to take advantage of is a webinar we’re hosting on March 6th: we’re bringing you part five of the Perfect Storm webinar series, “Rebuilding after the Storm.” In this webinar, presented with CSCMP and NASSTRAC, we’ll talk with an outstanding panel of industry experts who will share their insights and provide ideas that you can apply to your transportation strategy in 2019 and beyond.
Last but not least, to hear more about systems thinking and why it is so relevant in creating your transportation spend management plan, watch this week’s video or read the book.
We provide all of this because we’re on your team, here to help, and passionate about seeing you be successful.