Archive for August, 2015

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 24th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    As we near the end of the month of August and summer season, this week’s TIP list is looking to the future! This latest edition has a common theme – the supply chain. From manufacturing and security to the success of future leaders and optimizing performance, we have the full supply chain scoop below. Read on for all the great info!

  • Business - Transportation

    Improve Your Transportation Management Program with Lean Six Sigma

    - by Transplace

    Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a quality initiative program that provides value to both customers and employees. LSS provides an opportunity for employees to be able to obtain a skill set and training in an area that brings value to their company and customers through the elimination of waste and error.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 17th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    It’s mid-August and while summer might be winding down, as far as the transportation and logistics industry is concerned, things are continuing to heat up. Trucking, oil prices and the Panama Canal are all hot topics, and this week’s TIP List has the latest and greatest insight to keep you in the know. Read on for all the details!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 10th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Summer is winding down and it’s almost back to school time – and this week’s TIP List has us studying a variety of interesting subjects, from legislation and infrastructure to upcoming trends in technology. Keep reading to review these timely industry topics that you don’t want to fall behind on!

  • Business - Transportation

    Q2 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    In the second quarter of 2015 there were some interesting activities across different economic sectors worth highlighting. In last quarter’s recap blog, I shared thoughts on capacity and fuel prices. Topics highlighted below are based on economic data driving freight demand, as well as legislative and regulatory issues affecting freight transportation. Finally, see what I’m anticipating for Q3. Now, let’s get on to recapping this quarter.

  • Miscellaneous

    5 Most Important Leadership Responsibilities

    - by Transplace

    At this year’s Shipper Symposium, leadership principles and best practices were shared with attendees including relevant guidance for helping enhance management expertise professionally and personally. Leadership is what makes a company great over the long term. Effective business leaders influence and inspire to create a successful business culture that allows team members to think innovatively and become peak performers.

  • Weekly TIP List

    BIG NEWS: We’re Introducing our New Weekly Transportation TIP List!

    - by Transplace

    Do you want to be in the know on the latest transportation industry insights and important logistics topics? Then you’ve definitely come to the right place! For those who are already familiar with our monthly TIP List, you know it’s a handy list of articles showcasing current hot topics in transportation. Due to popular demand, we’ll now be updating you on a weekly basis!

    This week’s TIP List includes a number of news items concerning recent legislative and economic developments that are affecting the North American transportation community. We hope you find value in this weekly blog post. You can catch what’s trending this week below and read the full article by clicking on any of the links.

  • Supply Chain Consulting

    A Holistic Roadmap for Uncovering Your Transportation Network Savings

    - by Transplace

    Shippers are continuously looking for ways to reduce their transportation costs. Yet, transportation doesn’t lack when it comes to complexity with its many moving parts. Add in the need for smart resources, strong industry experience and quality skills needed to ensure that transportation networks are optimized, and inefficiencies can easily creep in. By looking holistically at a transportation network across an enterprise, shippers may find that unexplored areas can bring about unexpected savings. Likewise, inefficiencies through common practices may also be brought to light and therefore given the opportunity to be corrected and improved.

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