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    The Retail Rush: The Impact of Black Friday & Cyber Monday on Shippers

    - by Transplace

    When the weather cools down, the retail industry heats up. There is a supply chain flurry that happens well in advance of Thanksgiving, as the natural business cycle of the holiday shipping season causes over-the-road (OTR) capacity to tighten. Additionally, the recent substantial growth of e-retailing and direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping (oftentimes cited as the “Amazon Effect”), has created an expectation for products to be delivered within one to two days.

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    The Foxhole Mentality: Finding the Right Rates in a Tight Capacity Climate

    The Foxhole Mentality: Finding the Right Rates in a Tight Capacity Climate

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that the industry has recently been dealing with a capacity shortage – and January 2018 was particularly difficult due to winter weather events and an intensely constrained market. When capacity is tight, it impacts service and creates additional costs for shippers all across North America. As a result, Transplace focused on analyzing results and processes to steer our teams to an enhanced process.

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    Happy Halloween – The Sweetest Supply Chain Moments (So Far)!

    - by Transplace

    For many children, one of the most exciting parts of Halloween is dressing up and trick-or-treating to collect as much candy as possible. And there’s certainly no doubt that the holiday is a delightful time for kids – but have you ever thought about its substantial impact on U.S. retailers, manufactures and supply chains?

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    Industry Insight Report: Q3 2018

    Q3 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    - by Transplace

    With only a few months left in 2018, there are a number of key market trends and industry conditions left to explore – especially with the jam-packed holiday season coming up for organizations in the retail space and beyond. In addition to the anticipation of the peak holiday shipping season, recent events such as Hurricane Florence and ongoing tariff fluctuations make now, more than ever, a critical time for shippers to find new ways to lower transportation costs and examine alternative capacity solutions in today’s tight market.

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    Logistics Management - Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

    Logistics Management Report: Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

    - by Transplace

    Logistics Management Report: Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services In the current freight market, it truly is “survival of…

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    Letter from the Transplace CEO Acquisition: Transplaces Acquisition of Yusen Logistics' Intermodal Operations

    Letter from the CEO: Transplace’s Acquisition of Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal Operations

    - by Transplace

    Yesterday, Transplace was thrilled to announce that it acquired Yusen Logistics Americas’ intermodal marketing company/over-the-road freight brokerage group. A subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Yusen Logistics is a global logistics and transportation provider that established a strong, successful North American intermodal business. This acquisition expands Transplace’s intermodal and freight brokerage capabilities and better positions us to meet the supply chain needs of our customers.

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    Vertical Update Manufacturing Day 2018

    Vertical Update: Manufacturing Day 2018

    - by Transplace

    It’s Manufacturing Day! This yearly celebration of modern manufacturing occurs on the first Friday of October, and strives to address common misperceptions about the industry and give manufacturers a day to showcase what they do and examine some of the most important aspects of their world.

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    Better together: Carrier Symposium 2018 - Transplace

    Better Together: Carrier Symposium 2018

    - by Transplace

    Last week, we held our annual Carrier Symposium in Northwest Arkansas – and it was an action-packed day full of education, recognition, networking and appreciation for those carriers that provide capacity in support of our shipper customers. This year, the event hosted 225 total attendees from Transplace’s core carrier partners, with 150 carriers from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. represented.

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    2018 Carrier Award Winners: Thank you, carriers and truck drivers

    2018 Carrier Award Winners: Thank You, Carriers and Truck Drivers!

    - by Transplace

    This week, we are holding our annual Carrier Symposium in Fayetteville, Arkansas, bringing carriers together for education, recognition and appreciation. And since strong relationships are so critical to Transplace’s ability to deliver outstanding service to our customers, it’s important for us to recognize those that consistently provide exemplary service.

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    seasonal alert: how hurricanes can affect your supply chain

    Seasonal Alert: How Hurricanes Can Affect Your Supply Chain

    - by Transplace

    Hurricane season is upon us, and severe weather events certainly have the potential to create supply chain chaos both in North America and internationally. And as the U.S. east coast is currently preparing for the landfall of Hurricane Florence, the threat of flooding and heavy rains are a real concern for shippers throughout the entire geographical area and beyond.

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