Transportation TIP List: Week of April 8th, 2018
Friday the 13th occurs twice in 2018 – this upcoming Friday and July 13th. And while the day brings with it some unusual superstitions, this week’s TIP List is coming to you without any bad luck. It includes a number of articles to help improve your supply chain – from steps to become a shipper of choice to solutions for streamlining the sales and operation planning process – so cross your fingers and check out the not-so-spooky stories below!
- 12 Steps to Become a U.S. Truck Shipper of Choice: Shippers are competing against one another to book an available truck at a reasonable rate – and if the load is a just-in-time delivery or OTIF and subject to fines, being on top of a carrier’s preferred customer list is paramount.
- Smoother Execution Through S&OP: The sales and operations planning process is a long-established mechanism for aligning business objectives with operations. Find out how planning solutions are becoming more constraint aware and capable of assessing what-if scenarios in ways that make S&OP more effective and meaningful.
- Trucking Companies Are Struggling to Attract Drivers to the Big-Rig Life: Freight volumes in the U.S. are surging on the back of strong economic growth, as retailers and manufacturers hire more trucks to haul imports from seaports to distribution centers and raw materials to factories. But the flow of new truck drivers is lagging far behind the roaring freight market.
- Trade Dispute Escalates as Trump Threatens $100 Billion More in China Tariffs: President Trump recently directed U.S. trade officials to identify tariffs on $100 billion more Chinese imports, upping the ante in an already high-stakes trade confrontation between the world’s two largest economies.
- China to Hike Tariffs on 106 U.S. Products, Including Chemicals: According to a recent statement from China’s Ministry of Finance, China has decided to increase tariffs on 106 products originating in the U.S. by 25%, with the chemicals sector one of the key targets of the measures.
What transportation trends are jumping out at you this week?