Archive for June, 2016

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 26th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    In anticipation of the Fourth of July, our TIP List celebrates transportation trends making an impact near and far. New drone rules from the FAA and the U.K.’s ‘Brexit’ vote to increasing NAFTA trade growth – the transportation industry is bursting with exciting new developments.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 19th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    This week marked both the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year. And as summer sizzles, there’s no shortage of hot topics in the transportation and supply chain industry. Our TIP List this week takes a cool look at burning issues such as the ELD mandate, intermodal rail investments and oil prices. Read on to see what trends are heating up!

  • Business - Transportation

    The Food Safety Modernization Act: The Final Rule

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this blog post, I discussed the proposed Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food (STHAF) Rules. These rules establish criteria that will apply in determining whether food will be deemed adulterated because it has been transported or offered for transport under conditions that are not in compliance with the sanitary food transportation regulations. The final rules were published on April 6th, 2016 and there were some notable difference from the proposed rules.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 12th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With Father’s Day being celebrated this weekend, many loyal sons and daughters are looking for the perfect tie, grill accessory or tech novelty to gift to their loving dads. And since necessity is the “father” of invention, we’re showcasing some inventive trends in transportation in this week’s TIP List. Read on for all of the details on truck parking tech, digital beacons and potential disruptions in the ocean supply chain.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 5th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    It seems to be next to impossible to score a ticket to a Broadway performance of Hamilton, which boasts a record-setting number of nominations at this weekend’s Tony Awards. But don’t worry – you’ve got a front-row seat to our TIP List every week! This week’s star-studded list includes new developments to the ELD lawsuit, rising Mexican container trade and some new innovations in packaging. Read on for all the details!

  • Supply Chain Consulting

    5 Improvements for Driving Positive Sourcing Outcomes

    - by Transplace

    Today, sourcing has become a common discipline in supply chain and transportation management. And over time, an organizational expectation has been established 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.

  • Miscellaneous

    The American Chemistry Council Annual Meeting: Looking Ahead to ACC 2016

    - by Transplace

    Each June, top executives from both international and U.S.-based companies gather together at the American Chemistry Council’s Annual Meeting to discuss the latest regulatory, business and legislative trends that are affecting the chemical industry. This meeting is a wonderful opportunity for those in the industry to network with one another and hear insightful speakers shed light on current chemical issues and trends. And as we’re looking forward to attending this great industry event, we wanted to share some fun facts about the location, the current chemical business environment and how this industry affects the U.S. economy in a positive way. For example, did you know that the chemical industry creates 804,000 skilled jobs in the U.S.? Find out more in the infographic below!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of May 29th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Developments in the supply chain and logistics segments may not always commence with much pomp and circumstance, but a number of them do go on to earn top honors in the industry. This graduation season, our weekly TIP List congratulates some current supply chain standouts, including a recent bill to reform Hours of Service rules and expanded freight zones at the Mexico-Texas border.

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