Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Source: Supply Chain Dive
- Two-thirds of respondents in a survey of 519 supply chain professionals by Transfix said they do not have full confidence in their carriers. The pandemic-driven uptick in e-commerce is coalescing with peak volumes, and shippers are unable to turn to their typical logistics providers.
- "That reliability gap poses real risk and comes with steep costs," according to the report, released Thursday. Of respondents, 86% said high freight-rejection rates increase transportation expenses. And nearly three-fourths said a lack of proactive freight-exception management hikes related costs.
- One in three supply chain professionals polled said the lack of freight-exception management poses a risk to success during the holiday season, while nearly half (43%) said it poses a risk to long-term success.