Archive for February, 2016

  • Miscellaneous

    Meet Us in Dallas: RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference 2016

    - by Transplace

    There are a number of reasons that I’m looking forward to both attending and speaking at RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference this week in Dallas, Texas (February 28 – March 2). RILA is a great place for diverse retail supply chain professionals to gather, exchange ideas and discuss all things logistics. It’s also one of the most focused industry events that I’ve attended — honing in on retail industry logistics and supply chain matters.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 21st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Once every four years, February decides to linger just one more day. So, before we leap out of this week and into a new month, we bring you the latest in the supply chain and logistics news. From seeing gains in intermodal for a second consecutive week and U.S. manufacturing output making a slight recovery, to manufacturing supply chain disruptions and the steady decline in oil and gas prices, we’ve got you covered with these must-read links below!

  • Miscellaneous

    Getting Ready for RILA: The 2016 Supply Chain Conference

    - by Transplace

    They say that everything is big in Texas – and that also goes for the 2016 RILA Supply Chain Conference! Over 1500 top supply chain executives will be attending the conference next week to get the latest on transportation, distribution, supply chain planning, omnichannel and more – all in one big place. And as we’re getting ready to attend this great retail event, we wanted to share some fun facts about the state of Texas and its large retail industry. Did you know that at 268,601 square miles, Texas is the second biggest state in the U.S.? Check out all of the sizable stats below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 14th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Having just observed Presidents’ Day, we’ve been thinking about visionary leaders, especially with the 2016 presidential hopefuls moving their campaigning into high gear. But we’re going to keep our primary focus on the hot issues and promising developments in transportation and logistics. Leading candidates featured in this week’s TIP List include revised weight verification requirements and revamped trade laws, among others.

  • Miscellaneous

    Get Ready for the 2016 TPA Supply Chain Conference

    - by Transplace

    We’re looking forward to the seventh annual TPA Supply Chain Conference taking place Feb 22-24 in New Orleans. This event will bring together over 500 retailers, manufacturers and solutions providers to share ideas, observe the latest technology innovations and network with peers. As we get ready for this valuable industry event, we wanted to share some fun facts about the conference, the city of New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Did you know over 500,000 king cakes are sold every year between January 6 and Fat Tuesday, with another 50,000 shipped out-of-state? Sink your teeth into even more delectable details below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 7th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s certainly “heart”-ening to see lots of news in the transportation industry this week. This edition of our TIP List is sweet on manufacturing, packaging materials and the power of game theory in procurement, just to name a few. Read on for all of the trends we’re smitten with!

  • Business - Transportation

    2015 Q4 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    The fourth and final quarter of 2015 saw a number of activities across various economic sectors worth highlighting. In last quarter’s recap blog, I shared thoughts on capacity, retail sales and manufacturing. Below, I’ll share some of the key highlights from the last quarter, including important aspects of the housing and auto markets, fuel prices and recent transportation funding legislation. Let’s take a look at Q4.

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

    Introducing the Preferred Shipper Checklist

    - by Transplace

    Recently, Transplace announced our Preferred Shipper Checklist to help companies better understand the best practices for becoming a shipper of choice for their carrier partners. A much-talked about topic by shippers, this checklist identifies key factors in how carriers evaluate shippers and then translates that insight into an actionable scorecard to help shipper organizations achieve “preferred shipper” status with carriers.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 31st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With everyone gearing up for Super Bowl 50 this weekend, many are weighing in with predictions and placing their bets on who will be the winner. And while we definitely don’t have a crystal ball on hand to see whether the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos will come out the victor, our TIP List offers a full lineup of all the supply chain trends and forecasts you need to kick off the week.

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

    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 2: Diverse Carriers in the Industry

    - by Transplace

    As we discussed in part one of this three-part post, it’s important to look at how the growth in the oilfield trucking industry has affected its players and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate. The oil and gas industry has long consisted of two or three giants, medium-sized regional companies who specialize in oilfield trucking and transportation, and scores of mom and pop companies with 10 or less trucks and trailers. While independently refuted statistics of a company’s size and ranking in the U.S. trucking industry are not readily available, what we can see is growth in several trucking companies rankings in reports like the “Top 100 2015 Carrier for Hire Rankings.”1

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