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    Letter from the CEO: 2019 Outlook & Strategies to be Successful

    - by Transplace

    The past year was challenging to say the least. The confluence of a high performing economy with finite trucking capacity that had already been impacted by regulatory changes, a driver shortage and severe weather events, resulted in capacity constraints and, ultimately, exorbitant freight costs. These challenges caused a number of service and cost issues for shippers throughout the year.

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    Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

    - by Transplace

    Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks. This next-gen inventory strategy has put pressure on businesses to meet growing consumer demands by having products where and when they want them. To overcome the challenges presented by these evolving expectations, major retailers are also evolving their business processes and increasing delivery requirements to keep pace with customer demand and gain a competitive advantage.

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    From the Archives: A Look Back at Some Top Logistically Speaking Topics

    - by Transplace

    2019 is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to take a trip back into our Logistically Speaking archives and showcase some of the topics that have been of particular interest to our readers over the past few years. These blogs have stood the test of time, and revisiting older trends is often a helpful way to frame current conversations and further all of our respective industry educations.

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    Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2018

    - by Transplace

    2019 is in full swing, and there are plenty of key transportation trends and industry conditions to explore in the new year. As we move away from the packed holiday season for organizations in the retail space and anticipate the upcoming Chinese New Year for international shippers, Transplace’s Quarterly Industry Insight Report is here to provide a recap of the industry in Q4 of 2018 – and to look ahead to the many things changing throughout the transportation landscape moving forward.

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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 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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