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Keeping freight spend under control and maintaining logistics visibility has always been a top priority for supply chain leaders going into peak season. Unfortunately, peak season costs continue to soar. For 2020, peak season costs are likely to shatter records. This is especially true as UPS and FedEx have now announced record-breaking peak surcharges. More surprisingly, USPS has announced peak season surcharges for the first time. That’s representative of the whole issue surrounding the logistics space. The world is evolving. And logistics must grow to meet the needs. Part of this evolution goes back to the necessary strategic steps taken by shippers.
For example, connected supply chain systems rely on the advancement of sensors, analytics, and real-time data to make informed decisions and reduce inefficiencies. These capabilities empower shippers with more data and better planning capabilities to streamline tendering and shipping. Of course, it always looks simpler than meets the eye. In the end, it’s an immensely complex and high-level series that must get the boots off the ground—move the freight on time—and deliver to customers around the globe, including business-to-business customers as well. To help shippers create and implement a successful e-commerce and peak season strategy, this white paper will explore:
- The value of using a transportation management system (TMS) to capture multi-modal rating options.
- How connected supply chain systems can make or break e-commerce peak season success.
- Ways to overcome the barriers to implementing omnichannel-capable technologies in advance of peak season.
- Why it all amounts to the diversification of strategy and working with all options to speed peak season fulfillment.