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Top-Rated Companies Know How to Cut Transportation Spend Year After Year, Report Finds

Best-in-class companies are reducing transportation spend by 2.5 percent over last year, according to Aberdeen Group research.  In addition, such companies have an on-time delivery rate of 97.2 percent and have reduced their transportation spend year over year.

The benchmark report, Integrated Transportation in a Capacity Constrained Global Market, was written by Bob Heaney, senior research analyst in supply chain management at Aberdeen Group, and is based on interviews with more than 100 transportation and procurement professionals. It details how best-in-class companies have leveraged transportation spend management solutions together with process improvements to keep costs under control and maintain high levels of carrier and freight performance.

"On top of the efforts made in prior years, over 20 percent of companies are enhancing B2B connectivity, and over 50 percent are investing in process or technology improvement to heighten the degree of visibility and collaboration they have with external groups," said Heaney. "But the real benefits of transportation collaboration are transformational as the best-in-class are turning their integration efforts toward the long term -- 72 percent are reacting strategically to effect realignments of their networks. They are restructuring and transforming their supply chain and not merely reacting."

The report is sponsored by LeanLogistics, a provider of transportation management system applications and supply chain services, an can be downloaded in full by clicking here.

Source: Aberdeen Group

Best-in-class companies are reducing transportation spend by 2.5 percent over last year, according to Aberdeen Group research.  In addition, such companies have an on-time delivery rate of 97.2 percent and have reduced their transportation spend year over year.

The benchmark report, Integrated Transportation in a Capacity Constrained Global Market, was written by Bob Heaney, senior research analyst in supply chain management at Aberdeen Group, and is based on interviews with more than 100 transportation and procurement professionals. It details how best-in-class companies have leveraged transportation spend management solutions together with process improvements to keep costs under control and maintain high levels of carrier and freight performance.

"On top of the efforts made in prior years, over 20 percent of companies are enhancing B2B connectivity, and over 50 percent are investing in process or technology improvement to heighten the degree of visibility and collaboration they have with external groups," said Heaney. "But the real benefits of transportation collaboration are transformational as the best-in-class are turning their integration efforts toward the long term -- 72 percent are reacting strategically to effect realignments of their networks. They are restructuring and transforming their supply chain and not merely reacting."

The report is sponsored by LeanLogistics, a provider of transportation management system applications and supply chain services, an can be downloaded in full by clicking here.

Source: Aberdeen Group