Welcome to American Shipper's 2016 Transportation Procurement Benchmark Survey. Thank you for participating in our research efforts.This survey, produced in partnership with NRF, RILA, and TIA, is designed to accurately capture how shippers and logistics services provider handle transportation procurement processes and technology, as well as gather feedback on current trends affect shippers and service providers.

The data from this survey will form the basis for American Shipper's annual Transportation Procurement Benchmark Report, to be released in spring 2016. This year's survey focuses on a number of areas, including how procurement is affected by port congestion and the driver shortage , and how omnichannel strategy impacts transportation procurement. As with last year's survey, there are also a number of questions related to procurement of specific modes.

Please note that it is always better to answer a question that you are unsure of than to leave it blank. Please note that some multiple choice questions in the survey only ask for a single response, while others allow for more than one answer. The survey has roughly 30 questions and should take 15 minutes.

Privacy note: All responses are kept private and will only be used in aggregate form. While some detailed information is asked for, it is not required. We do ask that you provide a valid email so that we may provide you with a copy of the completed survey and analysis. Collected email addresses will only be used for this purpose and will not be shared outside of American Shipper.