Top-performing, High-growth Companies View Transportation Management as a Competitive Weapon


Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, released its 6th Annual Global Transportation Management Benchmark Survey Results. The report highlights a compelling link between the value that business leadership places on transportation management strategies, tactics and technologies and the financial success and growth of the company. By contrast, companies that do not consider transportation management as important to success lagged in both financial performance and growth.

“The supply chain disruptions of the last two-plus years have highlighted the importance of transportation management strategies, tactics and technologies to the overall success of companies,” said Chris Jones, EVP Industry and Services at Descartes. “The study showed a strong correlation between financial performance and leadership’s perspective on the value of transportation management to the organisation (see Figure 1). This perspective significantly changes how top performers think, act and invest in transportation management.”

Figure 1. Strategic Importance of Transportation Management by Company’s Financial Performance

Since 2017, Descartes has conducted an annual benchmark survey of global transportation professionals to identify the strategies, tactics and technologies used by top-performing organisations. Each year, the survey:

  • Explores how companies view the role of transportation management
  • Analyses how this view impacts financial performance
  • Identifies key industry trends driving the market
  • Examines how transportation value is measured
  • Uncovers which capabilities, technologies and competitive strategies/tactics are having the greatest impact on transportation operations
  • Provides an outlook on future transportation IT investment

To learn more, read the full report: Descartes 6th Annual Global Transportation Management Benchmark Survey Results.