Archive for January, 2017

  • Business - Transportation

    Evolving Retail Standards: What Are You Planning for 2017?

    - by Transplace

    The goods manufactured and shipped by retailers and CPG organizations certainly come in a wide variety, but these companies all have a number of key commonalities and shared challenges when it comes to their supply chain. At Transplace, as we continually look to gain insight into the concerns of our customers and meet their ever-evolving needs, it’s important to always be working to employ new processes on our part to fully support each and every customer.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 22nd, 2017

    - by Transplace

    The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this week, and the film La La Land racked up 14 nominations, tying the record for the most in movie history. And this week’s TIP List is headlining some of the premier trends within the supply chain and transportation industry. Our features include a rise in U.S. industrial production, America’s infrastructure needs and the recent fuel price hikes in Mexico. See who snagged our nominations for this week’s top story.

  • Business - Transportation

    10 Tips for Leveraging Routing Guides

    - by Transplace

    By: Steve Barber, Vice President of Operations, Transplace

    A routing guide plays an important role in setting the strategy for carrier selection across a variety of shipments within an organization. And while there are various routing guide forms, many in the industry have switched from paper to online portals and beyond to enhanced transportation management system (TMS) technology that enables truly dynamic routing guides for maximum cost savings and service improvement.

  • Miscellaneous

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 15th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Over the weekend, we saw space exploration technology company SpaceX successfully send 10 satellites off into orbit. And just like this launch has revolutionized space technology, this week’s TIP List stars a number of articles — including the revolutionary changes that cloud computing technology is bringing about in the retail industry, the latest TMS trends and some long-term projections for the transportation industry. Take a voyage through all of the top industry articles in this week’s TIP list!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 8th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    In the past week, many southern states (including Texas!) saw cold temperatures and even a light dusting of snow. As we battle through January’s chilly winter weather, we wanted to catch you up on the hottest trends and topics in the transportation industry. This week’s TIP List showcases the rise in Mexico’s fuel prices, Amazon’s new flying warehouse and what to expect from the supply chain and retail industries in 2017. Grab a hot cup of tea and check out the articles in this week’s TIP list!

  • Business - Transportation

    Mexican Fuel Price Hike: What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    By: Ben Enriquez, SVP Transportation Services

    In Mexico, the government controls fuel prices, and has done so for many years – and the intent of deregulating the country’s fuel market has been to reflect global fuel pricing conditions. However, in the past three years, the current government has not adjusted diesel prices in accordance with the global standard. In December 2016, the Mexican government announced an increase in diesel prices for this January. Many had thought that it would be a small increase, but on January 1, the price of diesel went up a whopping 13% – 20% (depending on the region).

  • Miscellaneous

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 1st, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Happy New Year! With a new year comes many new opportunities to take your supply chain and transportation logistics to the next level. Our first TIP List of 2017 is chock-full of inspiration, from a boost in electric truck sales and a jump in truck tonnage to the stellar 2016 retail holiday season. Whatever your goals are for 2017, our TIP List is here to keep you up-to-date on the industry trends you need to know!

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