Posts tagged with ‘strategy’

  • 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
    Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement | Part 2: MDI and Daily Tactical Processes

    Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement | Part 2: MDI and Daily Tactical Processes

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this blog post, we discussed how, in order to deliver on the commitments made during the sales and onboarding process, organizations and their transportation partners must align their daily efforts with meeting their overall goals and objectives. And developing an OGSM is the first step, but in order to be successful long-term – and achieve the desired results – organizations need to establish daily tactical processes and consistently monitor goals versus actual results.

  • Business - Transportation
    Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement | Part 1: Delivering on Promises and Achieving Goals

    Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement | Part 1: Delivering on Promises and Achieving Goals

    - by Transplace

    When first engaging in a partnership, shippers and their logistics providers have certain objectives in mind. It may be to reduce transportation costs or centralize their transportation management but, unfortunately, over time, daily activities often fail to directly connect to those original objectives. In order to achieve the desired ROI and deliver on the promises made during the sales process, both parties need daily activities to align with that objective.

  • Business - Transportation
    Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

    Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

    - by Transplace

    By: Matthew Menner, SVP, Strategic Account Management and Brian Kenney, SVP, Truck Brokerage, Capacity Solutions

    With 2017 now in full swing, many companies are evaluating their current logistics strategies and looking to make structural improvements in the new year and beyond. In order to see the best return, some shippers immediately look to making significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network. But is your organization thinking more strategically about its capacity strategies?

  • Business - Transportation
    Mexican Fuel Price Hike

    Mexican Fuel Price Hike: What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    By: Ben Enriquez, SVP Transportation Services

    In Mexico, the government controls fuel prices, and has done so for many years – and the intent of deregulating the country’s fuel market has been to reflect global fuel pricing conditions. However, in the past three years, the current government has not adjusted diesel prices in accordance with the global standard. In December 2016, the Mexican government announced an increase in diesel prices for this January. Many had thought that it would be a small increase, but on January 1, the price of diesel went up a whopping 13% – 20% (depending on the region).

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

    3PL Industry Update: Combining Technology and Industry Expertise

    - by Transplace

    The 3PL industry continues to evolve and grow – presenting tremendous opportunity for shippers. As we get ready to head into Q4, I wanted to briefly comment on some of the changes that we are seeing in the market.

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 4th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Autumn’s arrival brings shorter days, colorful foliage and pumpkin-spiced everything. But even if trendy lattes aren’t your beverage of choice, our first TIP List of the fall season is showcasing some of the trendiest transportation and supply chain topics. Below you’ll find details on the truck driver shortage, artificial intelligence and how the U.S. intermodal rail network is going to take on this year’s bumper crop harvest.

  • Shipper Symposium
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    Shipper Symposium Snippets: 2016 Edition!

    - by Transplace

    Our 14th annual Shipper Symposium continued its strong logistics legacy by bringing together leading supply chain and economic visionaries to tackle a broad range of important topics. From trends in the economy that are having a worldwide impact on the transportation of goods, to strategic business solutions for ongoing success, these speakers all brought great insight to the table. We had an amazing time connecting with our customers and partners at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, and had some truly enlightening discussions on new ideas for a strong transportation future.

  • Business - Transportation
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    A Guide to the Next-Step Network Modeling Process

    - by Transplace

    Now more so than ever, companies understand the tremendous impact that logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. And a next-step networking modeling project can deliver some serious ROI, including important data and KPIs that truly drive your supply chain strategy toward lean and efficient processes. These processes, in turn, will save your organization – and by extension, your customers – precious time, money and resources.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 13th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    As March Madness is sweeping the nation, basketball fans everywhere are filling out brackets in the hope of picking the perfect champion. Likewise, this week’s TIP List features some sure winners in logistics and supply chain news, including new FMCSA training standards and strategies for omni-channel fulfillment success. Read on to find out which topics are a slam dunk!

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