The answer is no - particularly if you are using a comprehensive transportation management system (TMS). There are different ways to gain visibility and apply metrics on spot bid or market rate shipments under a TMS umbrella. One possibility is to introduce meaningful scorecard reporting in order to quickly identify problem areas that need to be addressed or given attention. A second could be having access to a robust business intelligence platform that includes all spot bid activity and detailed data down to the transaction level.
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Keywords: Transportation Management, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Technology, Transportation & Distribution, LTL/Truckload Services, Third-Party Logistics, Logistics, global logistics management, global trade management, TMS technology, TMS savings
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