A Quick Look Ahead: RILA 2014

By Matthew Menner, Senior Vice President of Strategic Account Management, Transplace I’m looking forward to attending RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference next week (San Diego, Feb 23-26) for a number of reasons – and not just because the weather should be better! First and foremost, RILA is simply a great gathering of diverse retail supply […]

Not Just Another Man’s Broker: The Merit of Third Party Logistics Services Versus Brokerage Services

George Abernathy, President & Chief Commercial Officer, Transplace As the old saying goes, “One man’s 3PL is another man’s broker.” A couple of years ago, I spoke on a CSCMP panel led and moderated by Tom Escott that “debated” the merits, differences and advantages of a shipper’s relationship with a 3PL versus a broker. It […]

Winter Storm Pax Bears Down on the South

BREAKING NEWS: Another arctic blast has hit multiple parts of the United States, creating winter weather disruptions that are directly affecting transportation capacity, wreaking havoc across the entire North American supply chain. Listen to this podcast from Logistically Speaking, and learn about market current capacity issues and how to proactively manage transportation in the face […]

Proactively Survive Mother Nature’s Fury

Polar vortex, snowmageddon, icepocalypse…frighteningly cold and icy weather has been splashed across headlines multiple times in the past months, and there’s more winter on the way. For the transportation industry, winter weather disruptions have frozen capacity, driving pent-up demand for trucks when markets re-open and wreaking havoc on schedules everywhere. Proactively survive Mother Nature’s fury. […]