As we see the delays that are common each summer moving season, to include the International U.S. Military shipments, how can we encourage our partner the U.S. military to share some of the cumulative data they maintain within their DPS System. For example, if industry had access to even limited data such as Shipment From area and To area locations, Estimated weights and Packing dates the Transportation Service Providers could assimilate this data and provide to their port, trucking and packing/delivery agents in a more transparent manner. This could allow for more efficient allocation of resources at each step of the movement process which could result in less delays due to unexpected volumes and perhaps better management of labor and equipment during increases or decreases in traffic flows. Data can assist us in providing better service so the goal should be to encourage our customer to understand how this can result in better outcomes for their members. I am hopeful we can find a way to communicate this need so the military will assist in the development of a process to gain access to this important data.
President, Abba Int'l Inc.