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Supply chains can become victims of their own success

The massive move to online trade and shopping driven recently by the coronavirus pandemic has brought added pressure for everyone in the supply chain to deliver vastly improved customer service as cost-effectively as possible. That goes for everyone from shippers to carriers to retail and business.

Every link in a supply chain must be strong enough to withstand the sudden strain brought about by unexpected change and that can only be achieved using a transport management system (TMS) with 24/7, real-time flexibility, together with as much built-in automation as possible. Only a web-based TMS can deliver that kind of functionality along with the ability to adapt to the idiosyncratic requirements of any individual company within a supply chain.

Image to illustrate article about how supply chains can become victims of their own success and how they need a web-based TMS like CarrierNet to cope in today's competitive logistics environment.

Of course, even in the current success-heady environment, the need for tight cost controls have never been more important, and that is being increasingly complicated by sustainable transport requirements dictated by customer- and legislation-driven criteria. Without a highly competent TMS of the kind described above, such pressure would also result in an exponential increase in workforce stress. An agile TMS like CarrierNet that operates within robust standard operating procedures will remove that burden from staff and deliver effective transport planning that meets customer expectations, while also satisfying the demands of shippers, carriers, retailers and regulatory bodies.

To find out how CarrierNet can deliver all the above (at a cost that will flatter any company’s bottom line), please contact Bashir Khan here.


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