Banyan Technology’s 2017 State of Transportation Management Report [Infographic]

By: Lance Healy

An exclusive look at how companies are managing freight operations, and the future of the transportation management industry.

How do you manage your freight operations? That’s the exact question we were wondering, so we turned to the people who know the answer the best: Transportation management professionals.

At Banyan Technology, we’ve seen customers realize higher cost savings on shipping, better visibility into the freight process and improved carrier relationships with our live connections solution. However, when we asked transportation management professionals how they managed freight operations, we found a surprising trend: Most still depend on outdated practices without the use of technology.

Where does the industry stand today, and where can we expect it to head?

These are the types of questions we asked transportation management professionals that helped form our 2017 State of Transportation Management Report.

Recently, we reached out to nearly 150+ professionals in roles regarding logistics, shipping, marketing and sales, purchasing, and even the executive level. These professionals reported across several industries like third-party logistics, manufacturing, food and beverage, wholesale, retail, electronics, and more.

We asked respondents a series of questions about their current shipping and the biggest challenges they face. Plus, thanks to respondent answers, we now have a better gauge on how companies can future proof their shipping practices, and how technology helps organizations improve processes and save money.

Free download: How 150+ pros manage freight.       

The results are in, and companies using the latest transport management technology are proving to be more successful. Our report reveals key insights, such as:

  • How companies choose carriers and manage shipping operations.
  • The top benefits of technology in the transportation management industry.
  • Why using updated technology like live connections equals more carrier contracts and less time negotiating prices.

When it comes to shipping, what’s most important to our respondents?

Today’s organizations are looking to adopt new technology that streamlines processes, improves carrier relationships, automates reporting, and reduces freight costs. Our report offers an exclusive look at the current industry landscape, and data-backed insights on the future of transportation management.

Download the 2017 State of Transportation Management Report to learn more about the industry and how you can take the lead with new technology.