Archive for August, 2017

  • Business - Transportation

    The Canadian Transportation Market: What Shippers Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    By: Brian Ware, VP Marketing, Business Development, Canada

    As the second largest geographical country in the world and the 10th largest economy, Canadian supply chains face different operational challenges than those in the U.S. Recently, I was interviewed by Adrian Gonzalez on Talking Logistics and discussed some of the current trends in the Canadian transportation industry. In this post, I will highlight some of those trends; as well as explain some of the current challenges shippers are facing, ways to reduce supply chain costs and some best practices for improving operations.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 20th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    As many southern states anticipate a week of stormy weather, we wanted to compile a positive forecast of trends that are impacting the future of the transportation industry. This week’s TIP List includes stories such as trucking’s impact on the U.S. economy and the increase of robots in the automotive sector — read on for all of the trends that are shining through!

  • Miscellaneous

    Data Management Challenges and Solutions for the Modern Organization

    - by Transplace

    When it comes to market competitiveness, strategic decision-making and maintaining standards of service, many organizations have realized the importance of proper data management. When properly maintained, data can provide businesses with visibility into the cost of their operations, the impact of their decisions, the status of their supply chain relationships and the ability to track compliance to agreements and forecasts.

  • TMS Talk Series

    TMS Talk Series – Part 4: Mitigating Risk with the Right TMS

    - by Transplace

    Welcome back to our newest series, “TMS Talk,” where we are exploring the ins-and-outs of all things transportation management technology. In part 4 of this series, we’ll discuss how a TMS can help your company most effectively manage supply chain risk. Optimizing your transportation management is more than just saving a few dollars per load – it’s about making strategic, data-driven business decisions that allow you to reduce risk and drive meaningful change throughout your organization.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 13th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    On Monday, people all around the U.S. will witness a very rare sight – a total solar eclipse. And just like that captivating event, this week’s TIP List includes the brightest transportation trends that we’re seeing in the industry. From the start of NAFTA negotiations to some timeless supply chain truths — grab your glasses and view all of the articles in our latest TIP List!

  • Business - Transportation

    Transportation Trends and Industry Insights

    - by Transplace

    Shipper Symposium may be over, but one of the sessions we’re still thinking about was the interactive discussion among Tom Sanderson, Transplace CEO, Annette Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting and Thomas Albrecht, President of Sea and Sword Transport. These three transportation industry experts engaged with the audience and each other while sharing real-time data and explaining how the transportation world is shifting and what that means for today’s businesses and their go-to-market strategy.

  • Business - Transportation

    Transplace Selects New Equity Partner TPG Capital

    - by Transplace

    By: Tom Sanderson CEO, Transplace and Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    Yesterday, Transplace announced that we have selected TPG Capital as our new equity partner. We are thrilled to join with TPG, and this partnership presents significant opportunity for both us and all of our customers.

    TPG is our third private equity partner in the past seven years, and we recognize the value they bring to the table in continuing to build and grow our business – which, in turn, allows us to continue to enhance the customer experience. They have a long history of creating value across sectors, including software, technology and industrials, and is an ideal fit to further support Transplace’s mission and vision. This acquisition brings a number of benefits to Transplace, including:

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 6th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Packing backpacks and making lunches is right around the corner as back-to-school time rapidly approaches. And this week’s TIP List is a great way start off your studying, as it includes all of the transportation trends that you need to know. From Walmart’s OTIF policy to robots being implemented to aid supply chain warehouse workers – get ahead of the curve with the latest industry news!   

  • TMS Talk Series

    TMS Talk Series – Part 3: The Business Case for Transportation Management

    - by Transplace

    For many organizations, transportation and logistics is often viewed in a bubble that doesn’t quite fit in with the overall strategy or is factored in to business goals. In reality, transportation touches a number of departments within a company and can have a significant impact on its bottom line, overall operational efficiency and ability to service its customers at a high level.

    Part three of our TMS Talk series will discuss some of the ways that your organization, whether small-to-midsized or enterprise, can make a persuasive business case for the right TMS to help improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and drive meaningful change.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 30th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    This week, Facebook shut down their artificial intelligence chatbots after they created their own language that humans weren’t able to understand. And as we continue to look into the future of technology advancements, this week’s TIP List shares the latest high-tech supply chain trends, including the outlook for automated packing in retail and how ADAS in autonomous vehicles is moving forward.

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