Archive for April, 2016

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 24th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With the observance of Earth Day last week and Arbor Day coming up on Friday, it’s natural that we’ve been thinking about the current and future supply chain landscape. This week’s TIP List features topics that showcase how the transportation industry is interacting with the environment – from traffic congestion problems and new ocean shipping mandates, to companies in Japan struggling to restart in the wake of earthquake aftershocks. Get a read on the transportation climate with the articles below!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 17th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Last week marked the end of an NBA era, with the legendary Kobe Bryant’s last game and the Golden State Warriors eclipsing the Chicago Bulls’ long-standing record for regular season wins. This just proves once again that change is constant, which is no surprise to anyone in the supply chain world! This week’s TIP List takes a look at some evolving trends that are taking us into the future, from omni-channel and packaging automation to new sensors and retail apps.

  • Supply Chain Consulting
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    How to Improve Your Strategic Sourcing Events

    - by Transplace

    These days, sourcing has become a common discipline in supply chain and transportation management. There is an organizational expectation that transportation modes will be sourced and cost will be taken out of the network with some regularity. However, meeting these expectations while maintaining service year-over-year has become more challenging. To get more out of the market, we need to change the approach, as it is no longer enough to simply conduct a “bid” for transportation capacity. While price is important, a sourcing exercise has to be done within the context of solution and should meet operating goals. What’s the optimum solution of a sourcing event? It’s a blend of the best match of service, capacity and rate.

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

    Join the Legacy: Don’t Miss Shipper Symposium 2016!

    - by Transplace

    Our 14th annual Shipper Symposium is right around the corner (May 9-11) and you definitely don’t want to miss what we have in store this year. After more than a decade, the Shipper Symposium has become a symbol of educational excellence in the transportation industry – and this year will be no exception, featuring world-class speakers, breakout sessions packed with insight and plenty of fun activities along the way.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 10th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With the 2016 MLB season officially underway, you may already be hoping that your favorite home team will be this year’s World Series Champions. But only time will tell, of course. In the meantime, our TIP List this week looks at some contenders for game-changing performance in the supply chain and transportation industry, including small commercial drones, new rules for food shippers and the Internet of Things. Let’s play ball!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 3rd, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With March Madness coming to its epic conclusion, Villanova fans may be thinking a bit more about their successful brackets than current transportation trends. But be sure to take a look at this week’s TIP List, which scores points with winning topics ranging from electric logging mandates and digital supply chain disruption to biodiesel as a top alternative fuels option. Read on to see what’s trending this week!

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