It’s clear that transportation management is a clear pain point when it comes to coping with big data for shippers and other respondents who took part in a poll during American Shipper’s webcast on the subject Sept. 24
. Of the 144 responders, nearly 60 percent said transportation management is where they are most overwhelmed by big data, with payment of suppliers and service providers a distance second.
In what specific area are you most overwhelmed by data?
The audience was also asked what area that most wanted to improve their ability to manage big data, and the most common answer among the 148 respondents was all of the above, meaning sourcing, delivery, and payment metrics. As speaker Graham Collins said, it’s a complex situation shippers and 3PLs have to manage.
Which metrics do you most want to improve?