In this podcast episode Brad Forester and Joe Lynch discuss shipper pain points. Brad shares insights on the top 4 shipper pain points that he and the JBF team are hearing about from their customers who are large shippers.
JBF Consulting, which helps shippers of all sizes and across many industries select, implement and squeeze as much value as possible out of their logistics systems. Listen to the episode here:
Brad also highlighted these 4 freight tech trends relevant right now:
- The ocean shipping delays caused by the pandemic has disrupted supply chains. These disruptions have prompted large shippers and 3PLs to seek ocean and port visibility solutions.
- Shippers are also looking for more small parcel and last mile solutions and the associated TMS system integrations.
- As shippers have come to realize big gain in transportation efficiency and effectiveness via technology, they are looking for additional freight tech solutions. Companies like Emerge (freight procurement) and Turvo (TMS and collaboration) have created solutions that are solving new problems for shippers.
- Some of the largest shippers were early adopters of freight technology like TMS. Many of these companies have been using TMS for long time, which mean they are using on-premise systems. As time goes on, TMS providers are trying to migrate these large shippers to the cloud, but given their huge shipping volumes and technology investments, the process is difficult, costly, and time-consuming.
Brad Forester is a highly recognized senior supply chain leader with over 23 years managing, designing, and implementing freight transport technology, Brad has a unique mix of carrier, shipper, software, and consulting experiences that benefit clients.
With functional expertise in Global TMS Programs, Change Management, Organizational Design, and Systems Integration, he has been leveraging these skills to benefit clients since he founded JBF in 2003. Brad has a BA in logistics management from Michigan State University.
About JBF Consulting
JBF Consulting is a supply chain execution strategy and systems integrator for logistics-intensive companies of every size and any industry. JBF’s background and deep experience in the field of commercial logistics technology implementation position them as industry leaders whose craftsmanship exceeds client expectations. JBF expedites the transformation of supply chains through logistics & technology strategy, commercial & bespoke software implementation, and analytics & optimization.
Since 2003, we’ve been helping shippers of all sizes and across many industries select, implement and squeeze as much value as possible out of their logistics systems. We speak your language — not consultant-speak – and we get to know you. Our leadership team has over 70 years of logistics and TMS implementation experience. Because we operate in a niche — we’re not all things to all people — our team members have a very specialized skill set: logistics operations experience + transportation technology + communication and problem-solving skills + a bunch of other cool stuff.