What’s Ahead in Transportation Forecasting? By Robert Byrne Tags: Logistics I.T., Transportation Management Transportation forecasts enable planners to shift from reacting to orders to proactively managing capacity. By synchronizing transport forecasts with manufacturing and distribution plans, your entire company can respond to the same demand signals. Q: Why isn’t transportation planned with the same level of rigor as finished goods? BYRNE: Transportation cannot be planned with the same level of rigor as finished goods because transportation management systems rely on one piece of information— current orders— to schedule shipments. Q: What are the requirements for a transportation forecasting solution? BYRNE: A successful transportation forecasting solution must generate a forecast that is not only tied to the corporate demand plan, but also provides the granularity required by transportation— for example, mode, protection class, carrier, etc. Q: What are the benefits of transportation forecasting?
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Real-time, predictive systems offer alternatives | Technology content from Fleet Owner Magazine There's a reason traffic and weather go together on virtually every local radio and television news program — historical trends for both tell us what to expect in general, but actual current conditions can change quickly and unpredictably with unpleasant results if we don't keep an eye on them. Direct experience tells you whether you need a jacket or raincoat to go to work. Just stick your head out the bedroom window. And meteorologists have come a long way in accurately predicting near-term changes in the weather, so a quick check of the forecast will tell you if you'll need that umbrella later. Traffic reporting, however, is still in the horse-and-buggy days compared to the high-tech tools we use to monitor, predict and disseminate weather information. Getting wet because the weatherman blew a forecast may be uncomfortable, but usually you dry out with little or no ill effect. Traffic, like weather, is about to become easier to plan for and even predict.