Free American Shipper webinar on trends in transportation procurement

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Upcoming Webinar: Trends in Transportation Procurement,
Tuesday, May 24th at 2PM EDT


Increased rate transparency, fluctuating economic conditions, a shortage of drivers, excess ocean vessel capacity. These dynamics and more weigh on transportation buyers on an almost constant basis these days. Yet the act of procurement has largely remained an episodic process tied to specific periods in the year more than market conditions.New technologies and an avalanche of data are changing the picture though. Armed with solutions to automate key parts of the freight bid process, shippers and 3PLs can take more strategic decisions around procurement, and do it when needed, not according to a rigid schedule.This one-hour session will explore how freight buyers should think about their freight procurement activities in an environment where internal and external dynamics are constantly shifting.

Highlights include:

  • The value of a systems-based approach to transportation procurement
  • General purpose procurement systems vs. freight-specific ones
  • A discussion on the merits of bidding more frequently
  • How to capture more participation from carriers in an automated procurement environment
  • The state of automated global procurement and how cloud technology is empowering it

Expert Panelists:

  • Vikram Balasubramanian, Senior Vice President, Strategic Product Development, MercuryGate
  • Steve Banker, Service Director, Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group
  • Moderated by Eric Johnson, Research Director & IT Editor, American Shipper

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