Business – Transportation

  • Business - Transportation
    Annual Carrier Symposium 2017: Thank You, Carriers and Truck Drivers!

    Annual Carrier Symposium 2017: Thank You, Carriers and Truck Drivers!

    - by Transplace

    Today, we held our Annual Carrier Symposium in Fayetteville, Arkansas – and it was a great opportunity for us to continue to provide education, recognition and appreciation for carriers who provide capacity in support of our shipper customers. This one-day event hosted more than 200 attendees from Transplace’s core carrier partners, with 120 carriers represented. The collaborative forum allowed these carriers to network and discuss key transportation trends and challenges that are currently impacting the industry.

  • Business - Transportation
    Thank You, Truck Drivers!

    Thank You, Truck Drivers!

    - by Transplace

    Yesterday kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 10-16) – a week-long celebration honoring the 3.5 million men and women professional truck drivers. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, these important workers make sure our goods are delivered to us safely and securely.

  • Business - Transportation
    Labor Day 2017: Working Hard to Fuel America

    Labor Day 2017: Working Hard to Fuel America

    - by Transplace

    The first observance of the Labor Day holiday was on September 5, 1882, and the idea of the “hard working holiday” was passed along to other labor organizations in 1885. From there, it was widely adopted and celebrated in many industrial centers across the U.S. – and it’s a nice way to end the summer months and head into the fall season!

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    The Canadian Transportation Market: What Shippers Need to Know

    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.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation Trends and Industry Insights

    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.

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    Transplace Selects New Equity Partner TPG Capital

    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:

  • Business - Transportation
    The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

    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.

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    Transportation Network Optimization: The 3-Legged Stool

    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
    Transportation Network Optimization: The 3-Legged Stool

    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.”

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

    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.

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