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TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY FOR SUPPLY CHAINS

Transportation is a key logistics function of supply chains which runs from suppliers through to customers or stores. It involves the movement of product, service/transit time, and cost which are three of five traditional key issues of effective supply chains. It also impacts with the other two issues of movement of information and integration within and among suppliers, customers and carriers.

A transportation strategy, to be effective in supply chain management, is fitting the movement of goods to the corporate supply chain. It is not playing one carrier off against another. Rather it is a way to respond to the dynamics of the business, its customers, suppliers' and operation.

The strategy, regardless of whether you are involved with domestic or international, should recognize—

Conclusion. Transportation is a key logistics function and is critical to supply chain performance. To meet the vigorous requirements of the supply chain, the strategy should be dynamic. It must be responsive, both as to service and cost demands.