Posts tagged with ‘procurement’

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 14th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    It’s a thrilling time in sports, with baseball coming down the homestretch, football in full force and the basketball season tipping off. It’s also an exciting time in the shipping world, and for this week’s TIP List we’re highlighting some thrilling transportation trends. From ways shippers are game planning for trucking bids to the latest happenings in manufacturing – check out the full line-up of articles below!

  • Business - Transportation
    Vertical Update Manufacturing Day 2018

    Vertical Update: Manufacturing Day 2018

    - by Transplace

    It’s Manufacturing Day! This yearly celebration of modern manufacturing occurs on the first Friday of October, and strives to address common misperceptions about the industry and give manufacturers a day to showcase what they do and examine some of the most important aspects of their world.

  • Business - Transportation
    10 Tips for Leveraging Big Data in your Organization: By: Bob Daymon, Senior Vice President of Operations, Transplace

    10 Tips for Leveraging Big Data in Your Organization

    - by Transplace

    “Big data” has been one of the hottest buzzwords over the last couple of years, but the phrase still has different meanings for different organizations. And no matter how you define it, there is no doubt that an organization’s ability to use statistical science and data analytics can help them obtain historical measurements and generate actionable information to drive operational growth and supply chain efficiency. Take a look at the following tips to get the most out of big data at your organization.

  • Business - Transportation
    SaaS or Outsourced Managed Services: Which is Right for your Organization?

    Software-as-a-Service or Outsourced Managed Services: Which is Right for Your Organization?

    - by Transplace

    When it comes to managing transportation operations, shippers are often at a crossroads. They may find themselves asking the questions: Should I implement a transportation management system (TMS) in-house or via software-as-a-service (SaaS)? Should I outsource everything to a Managed Transportation Services (MTS) provider? Or take a hybrid approach?

  • Business - Transportation
    International Tariffs: What Shippers Need to Know & What's Ahead for International Transportation

    International Tariffs: What Shippers Need to Know & What’s Ahead for International Transportation

    - by Transplace

    There have been many recent headlines surrounding international trade and the potential impact of a number of tariffs being put into place by the U.S., most notably the tariffs on steel and aluminum last month. These tariffs affect all shippers who may be importing or exporting from Mexico, China, Canada or a number of other countries – and there have been some recent key developments in this trade situation that shippers need to be aware of.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transplace Selects New Equity Partner TPG Capital

    Transplace Selects New Equity Partner TPG Capital

    - by Transplace

    By: Tom Sanderson CEO, Transplace and Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    Yesterday, Transplace announced that we have selected TPG Capital as our new equity partner. We are thrilled to join with TPG, and this partnership presents significant opportunity for both us and all of our customers.

    TPG is our third private equity partner in the past seven years, and we recognize the value they bring to the table in continuing to build and grow our business – which, in turn, allows us to continue to enhance the customer experience. They have a long history of creating value across sectors, including software, technology and industrials, and is an ideal fit to further support Transplace’s mission and vision. This acquisition brings a number of benefits to Transplace, including:

  • Business - Transportation
    Shipper Symposium Series Webinar Recap: Bid Activity Strategies and Trends

    Shipper Symposium Series Webinar Recap: Bid Activity Strategies and Trends

    - by Transplace

    By: Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Strategic Carrier Management, Transplace & Ratna Prabhu, Engineering Lead, Transplace

    Bid optimization and procurement are truly foundational for companies to achieve supply chain excellence and drive value. Procurement process and bid activities have a significant impact on shippers and carriers, making it critical for companies to establish good sourcing practices.

    In our most recent Shippers Symposium Series webinar, Ben Cubitt and Ratna Prabhu analyzed last year’s bidding market and shared some best practices for successful bidding in 2017. Below are a few of the highlights.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 8th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    In the past week, many southern states (including Texas!) saw cold temperatures and even a light dusting of snow. As we battle through January’s chilly winter weather, we wanted to catch you up on the hottest trends and topics in the transportation industry. This week’s TIP List showcases the rise in Mexico’s fuel prices, Amazon’s new flying warehouse and what to expect from the supply chain and retail industries in 2017. Grab a hot cup of tea and check out the articles in this week’s TIP list!

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Expanding Our North American Footprint: Transplace Acquires Lakeside Logistics

    - by Transplace

    Last week, Transplace announced that it has acquired Lakeside Logistics, a Canadian-based logistics services company that delivers customized managed transportation services and solutions to help shippers optimize supply chain operations and reduce transportation costs to support business goals.

  • Miscellaneous
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 24th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    After the epic conclusion of the more than 2,000 mile Tour de France this weekend, we’ve been thinking about the intricate twists and turns of the challenging path to a more efficient global supply chain. Our TIP list this week covers the Canadian International Roadcheck, delays in the FMCSA Unified Registration System and Amazon “perches” for drone delivery. Check out the latest below!

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