Author archive for Transplace

  • Business - Transportation

    The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

    - by Transplace

    By: Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    No one can argue that the rise of ecommerce and omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the supply chain in recent years. Once consumers were shown what was possible in the world of online retailing and home delivery, their behavior – and expectations – began to change. This shift forced retailers to change how they did business, worked with suppliers and served their customers. Now consumers can compare products from multiple manufacturers and/or retailers in order to find best product at the best price – all from the comfort of their own home – and then have it delivered within days or even hours.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 25th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    As you’re looking forward to the hot dogs, hamburgers and potato chips that will be at your upcoming Fourth of July celebration, we wanted to serve up some sizzling trends currently impacting the transportation industry. This week’s TIP List includes stories about the landscape of the MTS market and key areas of concern for keeping ELD technology secure—see what’s cooking in this week’s TIP LIST!

  • Business - Transportation

    Transportation Network Optimization: The 3-Legged Stool

    - by Transplace

    How should leading-edge companies view transportation? Today, leading-edge companies are transforming their process for buying and managing freight capacity from a tactical, frequently siloed, rate-shopping exercise to a holistic, multi-modal, enterprise-wide optimization of their transportation network. This creates an ecosystem where transportation becomes a truly strategic weapon and sustainable competitive advantage. Unfortunately, very few organizations recognize all of the benefits that can come from robust supply chain network optimization and what a strategic transportation partnership can bring them.

  • Business - Transportation

    Transplace Think Tank: Custom, Actionable Data with a Human Touch

    - by Transplace

    A few months ago, through the support of Steve Moore, Vice President, Operations at Transplace, employees Jordan Donmoyer, Matthew Todd, Nolan Plourde, Zain Abdeen and Parker Belden created something entirely new at Transplace: a “Think Tank”. Their mission? To “influence those around us with a revolutionary mindset of continuous improvement by cultivating empowered thought leaders.”

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 18th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    From online grocery shopping to shipping consumer goods of all kinds in two days or less, Amazon has recently made waves in the world of supply chain and technology. This week’s TIP List delivers a few of these headlines, including Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods and the impact of the “Amazon Effect” on transportation managers. Check out all of the “prime” stories in this week’s TIP List!

  • TMS Talk Series

    TMS Talk Series – Part 2: The Importance of Having the Right Strategy Behind Your 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 the first post, we highlighted the different aspects of a TMS and examined some of the key considerations when selecting a TMS that’s right for your organization. In part 2, we’ll take a look at the importance of having the right transportation management strategy behind this powerful technology.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 11th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    According to a recent report by the National Retail Federation, clothes, electronics and home improvement supplies are a few top sellers that dads may be gifted this Father’s Day weekend. And just as retail will leave its mark on “Dad’s Day,” it’s also featured in this week’s TIP List, which includes articles about innovative supply chain technologies and the impact of e-commerce on retail.

  • Business - Transportation

    The Choice is Clear: Vote Transplace for the Inbound Logistics 2017 Top 10 3PL Provider

    - by Transplace

    Each year, the Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Providers” list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers that the publication feels are best equipped to meet and surpass readers’ evolving outsourcing needs, aiming to highlight the best logistics solutions providers that answer global supply chain and logistics challenges. At Transplace, we are proud to have been on this list for 14 consecutive years, and we’re hoping to make this year our 15th!

    Below, four of our leaders explain what the Top 3PL award means to them and how it truly reflects Transplace’s relentless pursuit of excellence for our customers.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 4, 2017

    - by Transplace

    While Golden State and Cleveland have been battling it out in the NBA Finals for the third straight year, we’ve been keeping an eye on all of the winning supply chain trends. This week’s TIP List bounces from the latest tech trends such as Uber for trucking and autonomous vehicle testing to news on NAFTA. Check out all of the great transportation coverage in this week’s TIP list!

  • Business - Transportation

    Ocean Carrier Alliances Part 2: What Do New Carrier Alliances Mean for You?

    - by Transplace

    By: Mollie Bailey, Director, International, LCB, Transplace

    In our recent Shipper Symposium Series Webinar, I discussed some new ocean carrier alliances that have come about in 2017. In part one of this blog post, I shared what the industry has looked like over the past ten years and which global ocean carriers have partnered. In this post, I’ll be discussing how these new alliances could affect shippers, what we can expect to see in the marketplace moving forward and some industry best practices that can be of help.

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