In the Transportation Procurement business, “boom times” are relatively easy to manage and fun. “Bust times” are relatively easy to manage and not fun. The time in between these two periods is when true value can be created. Today, more so than at any time in the past decade, forces ranging from macroeconomic trends to technology innovations are demanding transportation procurement practitioners to be part subject matter expert, part diplomat and part visionary to accomplish value creation. Given this all-encompassing role and our current economic times, here are five top trends and related tips in transportation procurement.