ProShip shipping experts share insights into leveraging transportation analytics into actionable business objectives
Peak season is nearly upon us. Many shippers will be wondering if the trends from last year as far as customer expectations will continue. Consumers expect visibility and fast shipping. They want to be able to order from any device – cell phone, tablet, or computer – and have multiple options for when they will receive it, not to mention notifications of its shipping journey. Can we expect more of the same? The shipping experts at ProShip shout a resounding YES.
Because of the ripples in global e-commerce due to shortages from the pandemic and underprepared and underinvested logistics departments, many shippers are struggling with limited visibility into their supply chain and grappling with forecasting for the upcoming season. The best strategy for shippers is to prepare with a flexible distribution model that can adapt to changes in their supply chain and have technology in place to be able to anticipate changes. There is an abundance of data available that many are not taking advantage of.
In this month’s episode of ProShip ParcelCast, host John Wells, ProShip Head of Strategic Partnerships, is joined by Clint Boaz, ProShip Senior Sales Engineer, and Michael Falls, the Director of Global Strategic Solutions at enVista to breakdown dynamic BI solutions.
Clint and Michael start the conversation by giving listeners are detailed breakdown of the difference between business information and Business Intelligence (BI) with the concept of, “Data Rich, Information Poor.” In a systematic manner, they go through problems and solutions for BI – helping to understand why you need a BI service, how it can be personalized for your unique and individual business, and what kind of baseline you can establish to measure the impact of optimization. They also give examples of how picking the right partner can make or break your BI journey (hint: finding the right fit is about more than just technology alignment)!