Global Multimodal Transportation is Not a “Do-It-Yourself” Operation: The Important Link Between Shippers, Freight Forwarders, and TMS

Evan Puzey, CMO, Kewill
Evan Puzey, CMO, Kewill

Demand for transportation management systems (TMS) with global, multimodal capabilities is increasing, as companies continue to expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations. Most shippers, however, rely on freight forwarders and logistics service providers to plan and execute their ocean and air shipments, and oftentimes the inland moves too. Simply put, global multimodal transportation is not a “Do-It-Yourself” operation for most shippers — it requires effective communication, collaboration, and coordination with freight forwarders and 3PLs.

What challenges are shippers and freight forwarders facing in today’s global transportation environment? How does this operating reality influence the TMS evaluation process? What IT capabilities must freight forwarders and 3PLs have to meet shipper expectations? How are leading shippers and 3PLs enabling better communication, collaboration, and coordination between them?

Evan Puzey, Chief Marketing Officer at Kewill, addresses those questions and more in this timely and informative episode. After watching, post a question or comment for Evan and keep the conversation going!

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