Demand for logistics services is strong. But the industry can’t turn its back on the challenges of the coming year.
Logistics and transportation providers have been reaping the benefits of strong demand for product, driven in large part by the increasing dominance of e-commerce and the internet. But they can’t afford to be complacent. In the months ahead, they’ll be grappling with a multitude of uncertainties, including questions about rates, regulations and driver availability. Can they keep pace with change, even as they support the growing demands of the consumer? We get answers from Rachal Snider, vice president of customer supply chain with AFN Logistics. She describes the industry’s delicate balancing act between cost and service, as well as the consequences of focusing on long- or short-term planning. And she shares some skills and best practices that carriers and shippers need to adopt in order to succeed in the new year. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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An AFN blog post, “Insights for Your 2018 Transportation Strategy.”
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