Inbound Logistics | January 2022


Most shippers responding to a survey by Averitt Express expect more delays, increased shipping volumes, and higher transport rates in 2022. Findings from the report reveal: • 76% of shippers anticipate increased shipping volumes in 2022, the highest percentage recorded in the survey’s seven-year history. • 37% struggled with capacity challenges within their supply chain in 2021 compared to 25% that reported issues in 2020. • 57% experienced delays with truckload shipments in 2021 compared to 42% in 2020. • 71% foresee higher less-than-truckload rates in 2022, an 11% increase from 2021. • 43% say they will use residential shipping services in 2022 compared to 34% five years ago. • 33% say they were challenged with on-time inland container deliveries in 2021, nearly double the rate in 2020. State of the North American Supply Chain

Get Into Outsourcing

Logistics outsourcing to third-party logistics (3PL) providers has been on the rise, and it won’t likely slow anytime soon, says a recent Gartner survey, with 66% of logistics leaders increasing their outsourcing budget in 2021 and 74% set to increase their budgets in the next two years. At the same time, nearly two-thirds of logistics leaders responding to the survey say 3PLs have a “positive” or “extremely positive” effect on their competitiveness. Although 3PLs can help address key priorities for shippers, it requires collaboration on both sides, the report says. For example, a 3PL can upgrade new technologies on behalf of a shipper, but it’s only possible if the shipper extends the contract agreement and/or partly shares the nancial burden. Logistics leaders say

their top three logistics priorities include: 1. Improve or update technology (37%) 2. Cost reduction/cost optimization (31%) 3. Increase customer satisfaction (29%)

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