Priorities for Supply Chain Management

June 30, 2019

In early 2015, APQC fielded a survey focused on determining current supply chain management priorities and trends. What percentage of organizations have placed each of the following as a priority for their organizations in the next 3 years? 52% 50% capture supply chain performance through benchmarking.

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Interstate Distributor

Interstate Distributor is a leading provider of truckload transportation services in North America. We were the 2nd safest fleet in North America for 2015 (up from 3rd in 2014), awarded by The Truckload Carrier's Association. We also were named in the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For (for the second year in a row), which is based on surveys of our drivers.

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Infographic | January 31, 2020

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Infographic | January 6, 2020

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Infographic | December 12, 2019

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Infographic | March 9, 2020

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Interstate Distributor

Interstate Distributor is a leading provider of truckload transportation services in North America. We were the 2nd safest fleet in North America for 2015 (up from 3rd in 2014), awarded by The Truckload Carrier's Association. We also were named in the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For (for the second year in a row), which is based on surveys of our drivers.

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