Archive for April, 2015

  • Miscellaneous

    Next-Gen Supply Chain Management: Making the Goal a Reality

    - by Transplace

    Conceptually, a next-gen solution that creates a more reliable, predictable supply chain is easy to envision, and the technology now exists to make it a reality. However, that’s where the simplicity in the process ends. The art and the science of getting a next-gen supply chain right is in the extensive groundwork laid for implementing a new or refreshed strategic roadmap.  Taking this on is unglamorous and gritty work that involves examining current operating and business practices and then utilizing that knowledge as a springboard to build new capabilities – using tools and technologies that simply weren’t available before.

  • Miscellaneous

    Next-Gen Supply Chain Management: Making the Goal a Reality

    - by Transplace

    Conceptually, a next-gen solution that creates a more reliable, predictable supply chain is easy to envision, and the technology now exists to make it a reality. However, that’s where the simplicity in the process ends. The art and the science of getting a next-gen supply chain right is in the extensive groundwork laid for implementing a new or refreshed strategic roadmap.  Taking this on is unglamorous and gritty work that involves examining current operating and business practices and then utilizing that knowledge as a springboard to build new capabilities – using tools and technologies that simply weren’t available before.

  • Shipper Symposium

    Don’t Miss Shipper Symposium 2015!

    - by Transplace

    Our 13th annual Shipper Symposium is right around the corner (May 4-6), and you don’t want to miss what we have in store this year. From well-known keynote speakers to thought-provoking breakout sessions (as well as fun activities interspersed throughout), attendees will gain a wealth of industry knowledge and have the opportunity to expand their network.

    Did you know that the Dallas skyline was voted #1 in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Contest? A bold event held in an even bolder city, see why this year’s Shipper Symposium shouldn’t be missed! You can find the latest agenda here.

  • Transportation Management

    Next-Gen Supply Chain Management: There is No Single Solution

    - by Transplace

    Major transformational change in supply chain and logistics is certainly not a frequent occurrence, but it has happened with regularity throughout history. For example:

    The advent of the steam engine and the related rise of railway and steamship lines.
    The invention of diesel and turbine engines resulting in the supplanting of steam-powered vehicles with oil-fueled locomotives, trucks and airliners.
    The construction of limited-access super highways and the rise of trucking services.

  • Transportation Management

    Need a Smarter Supply Chain? Leverage These Key Business Intelligence Features

    - by Transplace

    Real-time visibility is a clear differentiator when it comes to your supply chain.  Did you know a Transportation Management System (TMS) can provide benchmarking opportunities by strengthening your business intelligence (BI) capabilities? It can deliver greater visibility on spend and transportation performance, giving you access to the insightful information needed to take action.
    Do you have the supply chain BI you need? Check out our latest infographic to find out.

  • International Logistics

    Peak Season in Mexico: Is It Time to Rethink Your Shipping Strategies?

    - by Transplace

    Last year, the imbalance in trade between the U.S. and Mexico left shippers scrambling to find truck and rail capacity as carriers were forced to reposition empty equipment in order to meet the demand – resulting in the worst capacity shortage the market had experienced in a decade. And already in 2015, the normal pools for equipment that accrue in Mexico during the off season have yet to appear, so capacity remains tight for a number of key reasons. Additionally, there has been a devaluation of the Mexican peso in the last few months due in large part to the drop in the price of oil, which is increasing the effects of these issues even more.

  • Capacity Services

    Transportation TIP List – March 2015

    - by Transplace

    With March Madness coming to an exciting conclusion, we’re taking a quick “timeout” to make sure you’re up-to-date on the most current compelling stories in the transportation industry. The focus of this month’s TIP list is the future – from cyberattacks and new technologies, to a possible radical transformation of the “traditional” supply chain, these articles have us looking ahead and thinking about some very exciting things to come. Read on to discover the trending topics from the past month!

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