Problems Inherent in Older Shipping Strategies
- Poor responsiveness
- Inability to track data
- Inability to analyze and apply data
- Poor customer service
- Limited visibility into inventory
- Subpar replenishment practices
What’s the Upcoming Peak Season Demand Going to Resemble?
Best Practices to Create Successful Peak Season Shipping Strategies
- To succeed in the modern age, shippers of all tiers need to create and build digital-first shipping strategies. As explained by Supply Chain Brain, digital-first shippers enjoy a heightened level of visibility and accountability in their supply chains. Therefore, they are more poised to respond to changing supply chain demands and meet consumer expectations.
- Connect systems to track and manage shipments automatically. Automated management eliminates many of the concerns associated with handling routine, repetitive processes.
- Leverage automation to manage exceptions, indicating when things go wrong and how to address it. In a sense, exception automation is just the digitalization of a traditionally manual process that connects shippers and LSPs to move freight more efficiently.
- Reign in disruptive influences in your vendors and supply chain network. For example, hold vendors and suppliers to the inbound freight routing guide, and for added benefit, use a TMS that combines inbound and outbound freight management capabilities.
- Use data to understand consumers and demand on the industry internally and externally. Data empowers shippers to play the market and avoid unnecessary expenses.