Executive Briefings

Getting Back to the Basics

The soaring cost of energy has forced companies to take a fresh look at transportation management. Even businesses with existing applications are being drawn to the latest technology offerings, in hopes of cutting costs, boosting visibility and fostering collaboration with supply-chain partners. Brad Wyland, senior research analyst of supply chain management with Aberdeen Group, talks about the changes that are taking place in the transportation sector. In particular, companies are looking to improve the way product moves into and out of the warehouse. But they must also take into account other types of information technology, to ensure the integration of all systems. Wyland offers some recommendations on the kind of business process change that must accompany any IT implementation. [Run Time: (Min) 9:05]


The soaring cost of energy has forced companies to take a fresh look at transportation management. Even businesses with existing applications are being drawn to the latest technology offerings, in hopes of cutting costs, boosting visibility and fostering collaboration with supply-chain partners. Brad Wyland, senior research analyst of supply chain management with Aberdeen Group, talks about the changes that are taking place in the transportation sector. In particular, companies are looking to improve the way product moves into and out of the warehouse. But they must also take into account other types of information technology, to ensure the integration of all systems. Wyland offers some recommendations on the kind of business process change that must accompany any IT implementation. [Run Time: (Min) 9:05]