Inbound Transportation Focus –
Over 60% of companies from our July study have realized the significance of gaining more visibility and control of inbound transportation.
· WalMart’s Inbound supply chain collaboration initiative is one additional factor driving change- (Kelly Abney, WalMart VP Corporate Transportation presented a keynotes on this initiative during Aberdeen’s 2010 and 2011 Supply Chain Summit).
· Gaining visibility and control of inbound transportation management is prerequisite and central to…
- the success of the WalMart initiative and is also prerequisite and
- extends to companies of all sizes, scale, and industry segments. It is crucial to the success of any multi-party supply chain management transformation.
· Organizations lacking inbound control are blind to shipment details within the transportation pipeline.
Learn how leading companies (those with highest percentages of Inbound Freight under control) are focusing on new Inbound Technologies to address challenges and take action. They are:
· 2.8 to 5.8 –times as likely to leverage enhanced planning optimization –leading companies are converging planning processes with robust automation to support on-the-fly decision-making
· 1.2 to 2.5 –times as likely to automate dynamic optimization and near real-time visibility with optimization of execution within their processes.
and as we look for insights around best practices and review specific examples
of strategic technology advancement around inbound collaboration.
About Our Speakers:
Bob Heaney, Senior Research Analyst Supply Chain Management, The Aberdeen Group
Bob Heaney is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of distinguished leadership experience in research, analysis, and advisory roles in Supply Chain Engineering. Bob’s coverage area within Aberdeen includes various elements of Supply Chain Execution (Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, Distributed Order Management and Supply Chain Visibility).
Peter Wharton, Manager of Product Marketing, Sterling Commerce, an IBM Company
As a software industry veteran, Peter has worked for a number of software vendors of supply chain solutions, including managing the carrier relationships with UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS while Director of Strategic Alliances for Kewill. Peter started his career in development, designing distribution and inventory systems in England working for Imperial Tobacco. He attended the University of East Anglia, where he achieved a joint honors degree in Environmental Sciences and Computing.