Archive for March, 2015

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

    A Preview of Shipper Symposium 2015 – Lucky #13!

    - by Transplace

    With spring temperatures (hopefully!) right around the corner, it can only mean one thing: our annual Shipper Symposium will be here before we know it! We’re lucky enough to be hosting our 13th signature industry event that brings together the brightest minds in transportation. Built upon educational excellence, the Shipper Symposium means attendees are learning from each other, sharing their experiences and insight on national and local supply chain challenges and digging into opportunities to uncover efficiency and cost savings.

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

    Real Talk: The Capacity Crunch and What You Can Do About It

    - by Transplace

    Capacity constraints can have a significant impact on a company’s transportation and logistics activities. While 2015 is faring better than last year, we all know it can be fleeting. And with produce season right around the corner, capacity is going to start tightening up again. Effectively planning for short-term and long-term capacity restrictions can mean all the difference when it comes to service and transportation costs.

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

    Transportation Optimization Opportunities in the Oil and Gas Industry

    - by Transplace

    Oil and gas is a truly unique industry. From its world-class production technology to its incredibly diverse needs, those who work in oil and gas have seen many changes over the years.  Most have probably faced some very unique supply chain challenges, such as having to make a delivery to latitude-longitude coordinates (sometimes deliveries can be miles into a vast ranch in a very remote area).  And because the industry also operates 24/7/365, operators must sometimes secure equipment on a hot-shot basis due to the cost of operations, as it can be a tremendous loss if an oil well goes down.  Unlike other industries, those working in oil and gas have to deal with constant, round-the-clock pressure.

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

    Canada-Mexico Transportation Heats Up – What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    Canada-Mexico trade continues to heat up thanks in part to the growing number of company’s near-shoring operations to North America, particularly to Mexico, from Asia. The rising cost to produce in Asia, as well as the cost of ocean and air transportation continuously increasing, port congestion and demand on speed to market are all contributing factors. Not only is Mexico becoming a preferred country for manufacturing specific commodities like flat screen TV’s and medical devices, we’re seeing it responsible for a lot of assembly. Even though goods are being made in Asia, those same goods are then assembled in Mexico to then be shipped into the U.S. and Canada.

  • Capacity Services
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – February 2015

    - by Transplace

    Want to be in the know on important logistics topics and the latest industry insights? Then you’ve come to the right place! Our Transplace TIP List is here to help. We’re continuing our monthly blog post series highlighting the Transportation Industry’s Progression – with the goal in mind to curate a quick, handy list of articles showcasing current hot topics in transportation.

    At the heart of February’s TIP List are some exciting trends spanning key verticals such as retail, chemical, manufacturing as well as oil and gas. Read on to see what was trending this past month – and click any of the links to view the full article!

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