Visibility of the Supply Chain is designed to improve general freight carriers' planning by anticipating changes in the freight environment instead of reacting to changes in the freight environment. Carriers are likely to make better business decisions by anticipating changes in freight volumes than quickly reacting to changes in the freight environment.
CMVC analyzes factors within the supply chain by commodities hauled and types of shippers – manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers – that largely influence freight volumes in the short-term. Visibility of the Supply Chain is not a backward looking freight index, such as the ATA Tonnage Index, which does not improve carriers’ managerial decisions nor an index that does not accurately reflect carriers’ freight environments.
Visibility of the Supply Chain is a forward-looking analysis, 3 months into the future, by commodities hauled and segment of the supply chain, so carriers can plan changes to operations to successfully manage changes in the freight environment resulting in higher business profits. Reacting to changes in the freight environment results in lower carrier profits as business decisions are faster and less thought out.
Visibility of the Supply Chain also has a high preference with truck and trailer OEMs and parts/component suppliers who desire to anticipate changes in fleets’ equipment purchasing decisions based upon the freight environment.
Visibility of the Supply Chain is published monthly.
- GF_Supply_Chain_Visibility_August 2011 (Word Doc)
- GF_Ssupply_Chain_Visibility_September 2011 (Word Doc)
- GF_Supply_Chain Visibility_October 2011 (Word Doc)
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