Archive for 2017

  • TMS Talk Series
    TMS Talk Series - Part 3: The Business Case for Transportation Management

    TMS Talk Series – Part 3: The Business Case for Transportation Management

    - by Transplace

    For many organizations, transportation and logistics is often viewed in a bubble that doesn’t quite fit in with the overall strategy or is factored in to business goals. In reality, transportation touches a number of departments within a company and can have a significant impact on its bottom line, overall operational efficiency and ability to service its customers at a high level.

    Part three of our TMS Talk series will discuss some of the ways that your organization, whether small-to-midsized or enterprise, can make a persuasive business case for the right TMS to help improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and drive meaningful change.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 30th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    This week, Facebook shut down their artificial intelligence chatbots after they created their own language that humans weren’t able to understand. And as we continue to look into the future of technology advancements, this week’s TIP List shares the latest high-tech supply chain trends, including the outlook for automated packing in retail and how ADAS in autonomous vehicles is moving forward.

  • Shipper Symposium
    Shipper Symposium Breakout: Demystifying Resistance to Change

    Shipper Symposium Breakout: Demystifying Resistance to Change

    - by Transplace

    At Transplace’s 15th Annual Shipper Symposium, change management expert Marcelino Sánchez shared some excellent insight into cultural inertia, organizational gravity and strategies for effective implementation and sustainable change. He asked a number of critical questions for today’s organizations that are trying to implement change, including: What’s wrong with the current paradigm? What can we do about it to implement and sustain effective change? For Transplace, that question also extends to: how can we help our customers integrate change into their organization? Here are some of the key points Sánchez shared with the audience.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 23rd, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Vice President Mike Pence recently told American retailers that “as retail goes, so goes America.” This week’s TIP List is also charging ahead with the latest legislation trends impacting the transportation industry. We’re looking forward with the future of the ELD mandate, the possible outcomes of NAFTA renegotiations and potential tax cuts for retailers. Find out what the industry could look like down the road by jumping ahead to the articles below!

  • Miscellaneous
    Thank You for Naming Transplace an Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Provider”

    Thank You for Naming Transplace an Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Provider”

    - by Transplace

    Thank You for Naming Transplace an Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Provider” Each year, the Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL…

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 16th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    This past week, a number of big-box retailers have left their mark on supply chain headlines. And our TIP List is the one-stop-shop for in-depth info on all of the latest retail trends, including articles about Amazon Prime Day and Wal-Mart’s “On-Time, In-Full” program for shippers.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 9th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    While Amelia Earhart’s inexplicable plane crash and disappearance may be a little less mysterious this week, supply chain technology continues to soar, adapt and evolve. Our TIP List is demystifying some of this week’s top supply chain trends, including updates on the implementation of ELDs throughout North America and the potential financial impact of the recent Petya cyberattack. Fly into the rest of your week with the full list of stories below!

  • Business - Transportation
    The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

    The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

    - by Transplace

    By: Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    No one can argue that the rise of ecommerce and omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the supply chain in recent years. Once consumers were shown what was possible in the world of online retailing and home delivery, their behavior – and expectations – began to change. This shift forced retailers to change how they did business, worked with suppliers and served their customers. Now consumers can compare products from multiple manufacturers and/or retailers in order to find best product at the best price – all from the comfort of their own home – and then have it delivered within days or even hours.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 25th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    As you’re looking forward to the hot dogs, hamburgers and potato chips that will be at your upcoming Fourth of July celebration, we wanted to serve up some sizzling trends currently impacting the transportation industry. This week’s TIP List includes stories about the landscape of the MTS market and key areas of concern for keeping ELD technology secure—see what’s cooking in this week’s TIP LIST!

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation Network Optimization: The 3-Legged Stool

    Transportation Network Optimization: The 3-Legged Stool

    - by Transplace

    How should leading-edge companies view transportation? Today, leading-edge companies are transforming their process for buying and managing freight capacity from a tactical, frequently siloed, rate-shopping exercise to a holistic, multi-modal, enterprise-wide optimization of their transportation network. This creates an ecosystem where transportation becomes a truly strategic weapon and sustainable competitive advantage. Unfortunately, very few organizations recognize all of the benefits that can come from robust supply chain network optimization and what a strategic transportation partnership can bring them.

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