Creating the transportation strategy and developing future state solution options for complex transportation operations.
Supply chains are designed around physical operations, and all too often, the transportation operation takes a backseat to other initiatives. Due to that, processes are outdated, systems are a version behind (or do not exist), and costs grow out of line. Our team of transportation strategy consulting experts can help you overcome these challenges. During a transportation strategy engagement, we help shippers and logistics service providers define the go-forward strategy and develop solution options for the future state.
Current state processes are typically outdated and not documented. It is common for executives and managers to not fully understand how planning and execution happens throughout the transportation operation, or those processes have evolved into many manual work arounds, or have simply not changed to support the desired outcome in the operation. These broken or out dated processes lead to cost slippage and service issues.
On-premise software applications are always a version behind due to the lack of attention from an IT department, or the inability to assign resources or headcount to keep up with functional improvements as tools and requirements evolve in the market.
Transportation operations are very integration-intensive due to their relationship with many internal and external trading partners and service providers. Integration platforms and software providers are deploying solutions today that enable lower-cost and easy to maintain integration capabilities and portals to support an easier to manage integration maintenance environment.
Developing a go-forward transportation strategy, considering the opportunities with respect to physical, information, and financial flows is a daunting task that takes weeks to months of dedication resources.