Archive for November, 2018

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 25th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    With Thanksgiving and Black Friday last week and Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday this week, it’s clear that the winter holidays are off to a great start! And our TIP List this week highlights a surplus of supply chain and transportation trends to keep your spirits bright. Below, you can unwrap all the featured stories – including the numbers from the Thanksgiving retail surge and the current state of logistics outsourcing.

  • Miscellaneous
    Transplace Cares: Giving Tuesday & Kiss a Pig 2019

    Transplace Cares: Giving Tuesday & Kiss a Pig 2019

    - by Transplace

    Today is Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of giving celebrated each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States. This special day kicks off the holiday giving season, and provides an opportunity for all of us to find a cause that is important to us and get involved using our time and our resources.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 18th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    While every family has its own traditions, we can all agree that there is a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Our TIP List this week highlights some of the latest supply chain trends to gobble up, including the impact of “Turkey Day” on the reefer and van markets and the most recent consumer spending numbers. Read on for a heaping serving of this week’s industry news!

  • Business - Transportation
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    The Retail Rush: The Impact of Black Friday & Cyber Monday on Shippers

    - by Transplace

    When the weather cools down, the retail industry heats up. There is a supply chain flurry that happens well in advance of Thanksgiving, as the natural business cycle of the holiday shipping season causes over-the-road (OTR) capacity to tighten. Additionally, the recent substantial growth of e-retailing and direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping (oftentimes cited as the “Amazon Effect”), has created an expectation for products to be delivered within one to two days.

  • Business - Transportation
    The Foxhole Mentality: Finding the Right Rates in a Tight Capacity Climate

    The Foxhole Mentality: Finding the Right Rates in a Tight Capacity Climate

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that the industry has recently been dealing with a capacity shortage – and January 2018 was particularly difficult due to winter weather events and an intensely constrained market. When capacity is tight, it impacts service and creates additional costs for shippers all across North America. As a result, Transplace focused on analyzing results and processes to steer our teams to an enhanced process.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 11th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    This past Sunday, the nation observed Veterans Day – and we’d like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the men and women who serve and have served the armed forces of our country. We appreciate all that you do!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 4th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    This past Sunday, daylight saving time ended and the clocks “fell back” to give us an extra hour of sleep and sunlight. And we hope that you use those extra couple of minutes to take a look at this week’s TIP List and catch up on some timely industry trends. Highlights include how the right technology can provide a holistic supply chain view and news about the recent jump in employment numbers. Fall into all of the articles below!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 28th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Despite haunted houses, ghosts and witches setting a scary mood for today’s Halloween celebration, we’re definitely not spooked by the latest trends impacting the supply chain. Unwrap this week’s TIP List to see what’s in store for the new North American trade agreement, as well as what retailers can do to make sure this holiday season is a real treat for shoppers!

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