Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a guest blog post by Adrian Gonzalez published by Manhattan Associates. The post highlights results from a survey conducted recently with members of Indago’s supply chain research community on unified transportation and distribution management.
Historically, many companies have planned and optimized their transportation and distribution processes separately, typically using different software applications, such as Transportation Management System (TMS) and Warehouse Management System (WMS). How unified and synchronized are your transportation and distribution processes today? What are the main obstacles to enabling a unified and synchronized approach?
We asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies — those questions in a recent survey.
A large majority of the survey respondents (83%) said their transportation and distribution processes are either “Moderately” (40%), “Slightly” (20%), or “Not Unified/Synchronized at All” (23%); only 3% said they were “Extremely Unified /Synchronized.”
Of those with “Extremely/Very Unified” processes, 80% of them credited…