Archive for October, 2014

  • Miscellaneous

    Oh My Gourd! “Scary” Halloween Statistics

    - by Transplace

    For things that go bump in the night, hearing the familiar sound of a train whistle or truck horn would be welcomed during this spooky time of year. But instead of filling your head with logistics insight, we decided to take a day off to deliver some Halloween-inspired data “treats” that just might “trick” you into eating some candy.

    Can a pumpkin weigh over a ton? Find out in our Halloween infographic below!

  • Transportation Management

    Webinar Recap – Top 10 Best Practices for Strategic Network Optimization

    - by Transplace

    Last week, World Trade 100 hosted an insightful webinar laying out some of the important things you need to know about achieving ROI by streamlining and adding efficiencies to your supply chain network. Transplace’s Ben Cubitt and Prasad Mahajan gave a presentation with Alex Pulko from Zep Inc., focusing on proven methodology and tools, strategic planning and best practices for implementing a network optimization project.

  • Transportation Management

    Want a Better Supply Chain? Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management

    - by Transplace

    Now more so than ever, corporations understand the tremendous impact logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. While some organizations have the human capital, industry depth and expertise and IT infrastructure to manage their transportation on an insourced basis, a majority do not. It’s simply not viewed as core competency or they lack the significant technical infrastructure to do so effectively or efficiently. It’s for this reason they outsource this business function to a third party that specializes in this area.

  • Miscellaneous

    Batter’s Up: World Series 2014

    - by Transplace

    Whether by plane, train or automobile, baseball fans will be gathering over the next eight days to attend or meet up with others to watch this year’s Fall Classic. As the World Series kicks off, we can’t help but think of the logistics in place that helps make each World Series a fun game experience for fans. That includes transporting the right amount of hotdogs, beer and baseballs (among many other things) to ballparks for each game.

    Check out just how logistics plays a key role in baseball’s best games of the season in our fun World Series themed infographic!

  • Business - Transportation

    Upcoming Webinar Preview: Driving ROI through Network Optimization

    - by Transplace

    Streamlining distribution networks and adding efficiency while improving levels of customer service is a major focus for supply chain organizations. How do I manage costs, maximize network efficiency and meet demanding customer service requirements? Companies are increasingly undertaking initiatives in network optimization projects to evaluate strategic alternatives and drive business value.

    However, network optimization has changed significantly over the years – new focuses in optimization strategies include factors such as market capacity, risk mitigation and identifying quick wins at both tactical and strategic levels. There’s also a new importance being placed on working with both upstream and downstream partners to develop a sustainable and efficient network.

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