Archive for November, 2016

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 27th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With the celebration of Thanksgiving this past weekend and Giving Tuesday this week, the winter holiday season is in full force and our morale is in high spirits! And our TIP List is showcasing a surplus of transportation and supply chain information for you to cherish. As shipping owners are celebrating the surge in freight rates and the sales of durable goods continue to rise, the industry is joining in the upbeat holiday spirit. Give the stories in this week’s TIP list a look!

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

    TransMATCH: A Shipper Solution

    - by Transplace

    Increasing visibility, speed-to-market and efficiency remain constant goals for shippers to continue working to improve. And at Transplace, we’re relentless when it comes to looking for new ways to optimize our offerings to help shippers meet these goals. Recently, we’ve made a number of changes to our TransMATCH program to create more opportunities to consolidate in a multi-shipper environment and truly provide the best possible supply chain outcomes for our customers.

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

    Your Next Transportation Management System: TMS 2.0 – Part 2: Software, Data and Analytics

    - by Transplace

    In part one of this two-part blog series, I explained how today’s advanced technology systems now give you the visibility and capabilities necessary to control your supply chain more effectively than ever before. The next generation of TMS now allows organizations to harness data from a number of different sources and apply it in order to enhance many aspects of their logistics and supply chain operations. In part two of this series, I’ll explain how in this next-generation TMS, software and data are finally being combined to better access and utilize important supply chain data.

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

    Happy Thanksgiving from Transplace! Gobble Up These Turkey Day Stats

    - by Transplace

    While many families have different Thanksgiving traditions and may celebrate in a variety of ways, the holiday is an important time for being thankful for all that you have. Thanksgiving highlights include turkey dinners, football games, Black Friday shopping and time spent with the people who matter the most to you. This year, we wanted to serve up some interesting facts to get you in the (Thanks)giving spirit.

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

    ELD Survey Series: See How Carriers Large and Small Alike Have Responded to the ELD Mandate

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is currently top of mind for many in the transportation industry. Results from our recent ELD Survey of more than 2000 carriers revealed that the implementation of ELDs and the expected impact to capacity and utilization varied heavily by fleet size.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 13th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Election Day has come and gone, but the top trends in the transportation industry keep moving. If you could vote for the most important trends in logistics, how would you cast your ballot? This week, retail holiday preparation and autonomous delivery vehicles are some of the top candidates on our TIP List. The stories below take a look at how the results of the 2016 election will affect the transportation and supply chain industry – both short-term and beyond.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 6th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    We appreciate all that our servicemen and women do for our country each and every day, but we are especially grateful this Friday as we observe Veterans Day. And this week, our TIP List looks at some of the ways that the transportation industry can join forces to help combat some of its biggest concerns. Below, you’ll find a full formation of these stories, such as cargo theft, the ELD mandate and consolidation in the shipping industry. Forward march!

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

    Get Ready for Pack Expo 2016!

    - by Transplace

    Chicago’s McCormick Place is all prepped and ready to go for Pack Expo 2016! At next week’s event, there will be over 2,300 exhibits and a whopping 50,000 expected attendees. And a number of different industries, including supply chain, manufacturing and retail will be represented at the show to deliver new information about the packaging industry and showcase innovative packaging expertise. As we prepare for the event, we wanted to share some fun facts about the Windy City and its connection to the packaging industry. For example, did you know that Chicago is the U.S. leader in the food manufacturing industry? Check out that stat and more in the infographic below!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 30th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, which means we “fall back” and gain an hour of both sunlight and sleep. And that extra hour should free up a little bit of time to “fall into” this week’s TIP List. See below for all the stories, including intermodal transportation trends, news of Uber’s first self-driving truck and the impact of 3D printing on the supply chain industry.

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