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    Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    - by Transplace

    According to recent reports, trucks crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are currently hitting delays of up to 12 hours. Reuters has reported that “the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas.”

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    Transplace’s Investment in a New Center of Excellence

    - by Transplace

    Yesterday, we announced that we are breaking ground on a new operations center in Rogers, Arkansas. The goal of the newest Center of Excellence (COE) is twofold: to support our growing investment in technology and to accommodate our plan as an organization to add hundreds of new employees over the next several years. This will continue to strengthen our ability to deliver comprehensive technology and logistics services to today’s supply chain.

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    Managed Transportation Services: What’s the Role of Innovative Technology?

    - by Transplace

    There is no doubt that the technology landscape has evolved from what it was 10 or even five years ago – and the continued emergence of new innovations such as real-time visibility solutions, machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence has also impacted the managed transportation space. I recently had the opportunity to discuss this topic with Adrian Gonzalez on an episode of Talking Logistics. Below are some of the key insights shared during our conversation, including a rundown of current emerging tech transportation trends and what you can expect to see in 2019 and beyond.

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    Letter from the CEO: 2019 Outlook & Strategies to be Successful

    - by Transplace

    The past year was challenging to say the least. The confluence of a high performing economy with finite trucking capacity that had already been impacted by regulatory changes, a driver shortage and severe weather events, resulted in capacity constraints and, ultimately, exorbitant freight costs. These challenges caused a number of service and cost issues for shippers throughout the year.

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    Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

    - by Transplace

    Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks. This next-gen inventory strategy has put pressure on businesses to meet growing consumer demands by having products where and when they want them. To overcome the challenges presented by these evolving expectations, major retailers are also evolving their business processes and increasing delivery requirements to keep pace with customer demand and gain a competitive advantage.

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    From the Archives: A Look Back at Some Top Logistically Speaking Topics

    - by Transplace

    2019 is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to take a trip back into our Logistically Speaking archives and showcase some of the topics that have been of particular interest to our readers over the past few years. These blogs have stood the test of time, and revisiting older trends is often a helpful way to frame current conversations and further all of our respective industry educations.

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    Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2018

    - by Transplace

    2019 is in full swing, and there are plenty of key transportation trends and industry conditions to explore in the new year. As we move away from the packed holiday season for organizations in the retail space and anticipate the upcoming Chinese New Year for international shippers, Transplace’s Quarterly Industry Insight Report is here to provide a recap of the industry in Q4 of 2018 – and to look ahead to the many things changing throughout the transportation landscape moving forward.

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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.

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    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.

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    Happy Halloween – The Sweetest Supply Chain Moments (So Far)!

    - by Transplace

    For many children, one of the most exciting parts of Halloween is dressing up and trick-or-treating to collect as much candy as possible. And there’s certainly no doubt that the holiday is a delightful time for kids – but have you ever thought about its substantial impact on U.S. retailers, manufactures and supply chains?

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