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Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Logistics Providers Nudge Shippers to Streamline Data

11:54 AM MDT | July 14, 2008 | Gregory Dl Morris in Houston

Industry carriers and other logistics service providers say they are raising fees to offset costs and nudge shippers to streamline and standardize supply chain data, such as bids and tenders as well as orders. Some firms are also considering dropping customers that do not contribute to the providers’ profitability, are difficult to serve, or are “bad matches,” service providers told CW at the Land Logistics Road Show, sponsored by online hub Elemica and held last month in Houston. Holdsworth: Shippers will see gains. “We will do what the...

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