The goal of every business is to generate revenue from the production and exchange of a product or service. As such, the businesses which sell tangible goods must find a way to transport that product from production to consumption in the most time and cost effective way possible.
Here’s the rub, transportation isn’t cheap. In 2017, U.S. companies spent a record $1.5 trillion on logistics costs alone, a 6.2% increase from 2016. These days, many companies can find themselves devoting a significant part of their annual budget to transportation costs; additionally, interest rates are on the rise, tariffs continue to be imposed on a growing number of goods, and fuel prices are increasing. In this economic climate it looks like companies may just have to brace for impact.How can your company plan for the future in these uncertain times? What are practices your company can implement right now that will significantly reduce transportation costs?