"Q: What advice do you have for companies attempting to optimize their inbound freight?
A: It's worth the effort. Traditionally, companies have focused on low-hanging fruit, such as improving efficiencies and reducing outbound transportation costs. Overlooked is the more difficult task of managing inbound transportation, which can often be multi-modal, multi-leg, and international.
Companies need to think outside the box to find ways of overcoming traditional roadblocks: poor data quality, lack of trading partner collaboration, limited visibility, and not enough communication between purchasing and logistics departments."
Via SITL Paris, Christopher Baggett