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A Look Behind the Curtain: Internal Issues Challenging Shippers

When: 1/8/2015
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

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The NASSTRAC View is a monthly NASSTRAC member group discussion where a “hot topic” is discussed and evaluated by members just like you. Held on the first Friday of each month, all discussions will be moderated to ensure everyone has an opportunity to speak and all opinions are heard. This is your opportunity to talk with your fellow members who share your concerns, issues and solutions. 


The next NASSTRAC View:


Friday, January 8, 2016

12:00-1:00 p.m. CST


A Look Behind the Curtain: Internal Issues Challenging Shippers


We all like to think our companies will run smoothly and without issues, but perfection is always just a step away.  This month’s topic focuses on the internal issues all shippers struggle with:  

  • End of month/quarter pushes by sales team to “get product out the door” to hit sales or company goals, forcing transportation to be reactive and struggling to find capacity.
  • Not having a good tool to see total cost implications of decisions made to meet customer demands.   Trade-offs are made every day to allow smaller, more frequent deliveries to meet customer demands,  but that raises transportation expense.  Was it the right decision, or did increased freight expense wipe out any margin made with sale?  

  •  Senior management “do more with less” mentality with no understanding of the real cost drivers for both shippers and carriers.

  •  Difficulty in finding and keeping good distribution staff.  Hourly workers will jump ship for almost any increase.  

Join your fellow members on our next NASSTRAC View and discover how they are dealing with issues all of us face in our daily work lives.


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