< Back to Logistics Glossary

What Is a Bottleneck?

Understand how a Bottleneck fits into the supply chain

A bottleneck is a delay in the normal flow of transportation. Congestion is a persistent and costly issue for the transportation and logistics industries, and some areas of the country face greater delays than others. Keeping an eye on where bottlenecks and other pain points exist can help businesses make informed decisions about their transportation network. Supply chain disruptions can lead to missed deliveries and other operational issues, but visibility and real-time data can help drivers find alternate routes to ensure loads are delivered when bottlenecks and related issues arise.