Putting the PARTNER in Trading Partner

Last week, Mike Green and I witnessed a brilliant conference.  Congratulations to the TPA (Trading Partner Alliance) for:
  • Excellent case studies with practical, scalable results.  Example:  dock scheduling issues at the manufacturer cause 14% of shipments to miss their appointment time/date at the grocer
  • Good team cooperation between manufacturers and grocers.  Example:    leveraging grocer fleets for backhauls 
  • A true learning experience!   Example:  freightwaves can predict spot rates based on carrier rejection rates – and predict where there will be a shortage of vehicles 
There are numerous things that I need to share over the next weeks – but first a clarification/correction.  I said Convoy, the digital freight broker, is providing trailers to speed freight movement.  True BUT:
  • Only on a shipper-by-shipper basis
  • Only dry – refrigerated vans will be available soon
  • The reply to “how many trailers” was basically “enough to meet shipper needs"