Introducing Lane Lead Time Benchmarking

Yami Glick
Head of Product
July 7, 2023

Managing a supply chain involves a complex network of operations, and understanding carrier performance is crucial for ensuring smooth and efficient processes.

Therefore, we are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our suite of supply chain planning tools: Lane Lead Time Benchmarking. Designed to revolutionize the way businesses manage their logistics operations, this feature provides invaluable insights into lane-specific carrier lead times, enabling companies to make data-driven decisions and optimize their supply chain performance like never before. 

With Lane Lead Time Benchmarking, you gain access to comprehensive insights on average lead times by carriers operating between your port-of-loading and port-of-discharge locations. This benchmark report leverages data collected from over 130 carriers covered by Unity SCM, ensuring that you receive real-world data rather than relying on estimates provided by carriers' websites.

Lead Time Benchmarking: How It Works

Here are some key benefits of utilizing Lead Time Benchmarking:

  • Increased Efficiency: Armed with detailed insights into carrier performance, you can optimize your supply chain operations and reduce potential bottlenecks and delays. By identifying carriers with consistently shorter lead times, you can make informed decisions on which carriers to prioritize for specific lanes, ensuring timely delivery and streamlining your overall logistics processes.
  • Improved Customer Experience: Delivering exceptional service and meeting customer expectations is crucial in today's competitive marketplace. By selecting carriers with the best lead times for each lane, you can significantly enhance your customer experience. Timely deliveries foster customer satisfaction, loyalty, and positive word-of-mouth, giving your business a competitive edge.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Lead Time Benchmarking enables you to make data-driven decisions by providing accurate insights into carrier performance. By comparing average lead times across carriers, you can identify underperforming carriers and take proactive measures to address any issues. This data empowers you to negotiate better terms, establish service level agreements, and optimize your carrier partnerships to achieve maximum efficiency.

For more information on how to access and utilize Lead Time Benchmarking, please contact our dedicated customer support team. 

Not a client yet? Book a demo with Unity SCM today to find out how these invaluable insights into carrier performance and average lead times for your active lanes can help you optimize your supply chain, enhance customer experience, and streamline your logistics operations.