Procurement & Shipping Strategy

Resources to help you set a better supply chain strategy — access procurement tips and industry best practices.

  • 15 Surprising Facts About Supply Chain KPIs

    15 Surprising Facts About Supply Chain KPIs

    Think you know supply chain data? Think again. Bust myths about performance metrics with insights from shippers and carriers.

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  • Take a Load Off: 7 Reasons to Work With an LTL Freight Broker

    Take a Load Off: 7 Reasons to Work With an LTL Freight Broker

    Learn 7 reasons why an LTL freight broker's technology, expertise and carrier relationships can save you time, money and headaches.

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  • From Data Dump to Strategic Shipping: How to Take Action on Your Supply Chain KPIs39:11

    From Data Dump to Strategic Shipping: How to Take Action on Your Supply Chain KPIs

    Logistics key performance indicators (KPIs) are an essential tool for monitoring & improving shipping operations. Learn from industry experts how to actually put them to good use.

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  • Freight Market Cheat Sheet: 6 Shipping Trends for June 2022

    Freight Market Cheat Sheet: 6 Shipping Trends for June 2022

    Download this quick reference guide to stay on top of LTL, truckload, intermodal and cross-border trends, and get 6 actionable tips you can apply to your supply chain.

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  • 3 Types of Intermodal Pricing Every Shipper Should Know

    3 Types of Intermodal Pricing Every Shipper Should Know

    Discover the different types of intermodal pricing, find out what goes into each rate and learn how an IMC can help your intermodal business strategy.

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  • The 7 Different Types of LTL Carriers (& When to Use Each)

    The 7 Different Types of LTL Carriers (& When to Use Each)

    Learn the basics of the LTL market, including how to choose an LTL carrier and how working with a freight broker can benefit your business.

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  • Q2 2022 Truckload Market Forecast: Spot & Contract Freight Rate Trends

    Q2 2022 Truckload Market Forecast: Spot & Contract Freight Rate Trends

    The most recent Coyote Curve update recaps what happened in Q1 to date, and where the market is heading in Q2 and beyond.

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  • Preparing for Your 2022 RFP? Here Are 7 Steps for a Better Transportation Bid

    Preparing for Your 2022 RFP? Here Are 7 Steps for a Better Transportation Bid

    A procurement expert share tips that will help you prepare for your next transportation network bid.

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  • Supply & Demand 101, Truckload Style: Learn the Basic Economics of the Freight Market

    Supply & Demand 101, Truckload Style: Learn the Basic Economics of the Freight Market

    Learn the basics of U.S. truckload market economics and get a crash course in supply and demand in this comprehensive guide for supply chain professionals.

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  • CSP vs. Blanket Rates: How to Find the Right LTL Pricing for Your Freight

    CSP vs. Blanket Rates: How to Find the Right LTL Pricing for Your Freight

    Learn the difference between customer-specific pricing and blanket rates for LTL shipping, and find out when CSP makes sense for you.

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  • Building an LTL Carrier Network? Set Your Procurement Strategy With These 9 Tips

    Building an LTL Carrier Network? Set Your Procurement Strategy With These 9 Tips

    Learn what questions to ask LTL carriers during your next procurement event, tips for running a successful bid and how to manage your LTL carrier network.

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  • 5 Things Shippers Need to Know about the Truck Driver Shortage

    5 Things Shippers Need to Know about the Truck Driver Shortage

    These key takeaways from an independent research study will tell you how the driver labor market impacts your business.

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  • Understanding the U.S. Truckload Market: the Complete Guide for Logistics Professionals

    Understanding the U.S. Truckload Market: the Complete Guide for Logistics Professionals

    How seasonal demand, annual bids and fluctuating supply and demand affect truckload market capacity.

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  • What is a TMS? A Beginner's Guide to Transportation Management Systems

    What is a TMS? A Beginner's Guide to Transportation Management Systems

    Learn the key functions of a Transportation Management Systems, how it's different than a WMS, how to choose the right TMS for your business.

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  • The Top Supply Chain Challenges: Shippers and Carriers Respond

    The Top Supply Chain Challenges: Shippers and Carriers Respond

    Find out what 850 logistics decision-makers are facing. See how your current issues compare with your peers.

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  • The Small Business Guide to Logistics Technology: 5-Steps for Growing Shippers

    The Small Business Guide to Logistics Technology: 5-Steps for Growing Shippers

    Learn how small businesses choose and utilize logistics technologies. Follow our 5-step guide to find the right supply chain technology solution for you.

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  • How to Prepare for a Tight Truckload Market: 4 Things Shippers Can Do

    How to Prepare for a Tight Truckload Market: 4 Things Shippers Can Do

    Spot rates are on the rise and capacity is getting tighter: here's what you can do to prepare your supply chain for the inflationary leg of the truckload market cycle.

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  • The Art & Science of Logistics KPIs: Measuring Supply Chain Success

    The Art & Science of Logistics KPIs: Measuring Supply Chain Success

    Learn what makes a strong KPI and how to set one. See the most popular logistics KPIs for shippers today and find out how they make you more efficient.

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  • How to Ship Smarter: 5 Ways Using a Freight Expert Can Help

    How to Ship Smarter: 5 Ways Using a Freight Expert Can Help

    To keep up with customer demands, leading shippers rely on experienced logistics providers who combine technology with supply chain expertise.

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  • Does Your Boss Speak Logistics? How to Make Your Shipping Budget Make Sense56:40

    Does Your Boss Speak Logistics? How to Make Your Shipping Budget Make Sense

    Freight markets can be difficult to navigate, and even harder to explain to someone who doesn’t live and breathe them. Pricing and capacity are in constant flux, making it difficult to predict both r

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