Truck procurement has been a major challenge for many private fleets and for-hire carriers this year. This challenge has been emphasized by the backlog of orders for Class-8 heavy-duty trucks, largely stemming from an American Economy that has been healthy and resilient ever since the Great Recession ended in 2010, and a dilapidated industry philosophy toward truck procurement, which is now changing.
Even in today’s digital world, most supply chain executives don’t know what is happening in their global operations. The simple truth is that most of the global supply chain information is spread out across disparate and siloed technology systems or processes.
Americans are now living in the fragmented states of America, and the implications for retailers and brands are life-altering. Retailers will need to do even more to make themselves compelling and convenient to an increasingly diverse set of niches.