502 – Is a Multi-Carrier Strategy Right for You?


September 19, 2017 10:00 am - 10:50 am

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Transportation Planning

Before you spend countless hours on planning, we’ll show you how to quickly validate whether a multi-carrier approach is a viable option for your organization. Multi-carrier does not just mean FedEx and UPS—it can mean USPS, DHL, LTL, TL, regionals and niche carriers. Shippers have more options now than ever before, and those options are better than they’ve ever been. We’ll help you cut through the marketing to see what some of these options could mean for you and your customers. When implementing a multi-carrier strategy, we will show you how to consider: ▪ the overall network (including TL & LTL) ▪ sourcing an optimal multi-carrier solution ▪ establishing requirements ▪ operational constraints (load doors, multiple pick-ups, etc.) ▪ service-level expectations ▪ constructing a rational, results-based dataset ▪ establishing targets ▪ crafting solutions and scenario management ▪ specialized processing for Hazmat or international ▪ accounts payable processing ▪ rate shopping/revenue tier paradox ▪ contract structure (without rebates). You’ll leave the session with the tools in-hand to improve your transportation plan.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Determine whether a multi-carrier strategy is right for you
  • Which model makes the best use of your available leverage
  • What kind of current-state operational and technological constraints exist, and more importantly, what can you do to remove them
  • Learn how to quickly validate whether a multi-carrier approach is a viable option for your organization
Joe Wilkinson
Mark Taylor