Just-in-time delivery shift put brakes on anti-competitive trucking rules

Dr. John Taylor, chairman of the WSU Business School's Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, recently spoke with Crain's Detroit Business about just-in-time delivery and what it means for auto companies. Today, about 80,000 trucks transport 68 percent of the $835 billion worth of freight that moves through Michigan annually, state data shows. The rules were changed because the automakers and other manufacturers had begun adopting just-in-time delivery methods aimed at reducing supply chain costs and creating other efficiencies. “The auto industry especially wanted to get to a competitive trucking market,” Taylor said.

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