As truckload capacity continues to tighten, shippers and logistics service providers are looking for ways to leverage existing capacity as efficiently as possible. Multi-shipper consolidation is a great opportunity for shippers to share available capacity and save money — and for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to enhance their value proposition — but relatively few shippers have “walked the talk” when it comes to collaborating with other shippers to co-load freight. Has the time come?
In this episode, Jim Davis at MercuryGate provides an overview of the benefits associated with multi-shipper consolidation; the challenges involved and how to overcome them; and the role transportation management systems (TMS) can play in enabling this process and the critical capabilities required.
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