Business – Transportation

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    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.

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

    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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    Ocean Carrier Alliances Part 1: New Carrier Alliances in 2017

    Ocean Carrier Alliances Part 1: New Carrier Alliances in 2017

    - by Transplace

    While the changing atmosphere of ocean carrier alliances for containerized cargo isn’t something new, it’s certainly top of mind for many shippers and carriers alike thanks to a tumultuous last few years. In our recent Shipper Symposium Series Webinar, I discussed these alliances and what they mean for the industry – and in part one of this two-part blog post series, I’ll share what the ocean container industry has looked like over the past ten years and share which global ocean carriers have recently partnered.

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    Summing up Shipper Symposium 2017

    Summing Up Shipper Symposium 2017

    - by Transplace

    Our 15th annual Shipper Symposium wrapped up last week in beautiful Austin, and wow – what a fantastic event! Given the line-up of speakers, activities and attendees – we’re pretty confident that this one has been the best yet. A very BIG thank you to all the customers, carriers, partners and speakers who came and contributed to this year’s event. We hope you enjoyed it and got as much value out of it as we did.

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    Shipper Symposium Series Webinar: Ocean Carrier Alliances - What You Need to Know

    Shipper Symposium Series Webinar: Ocean Carrier Alliances – What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    What used to be four primary ocean carrier alliances has now transformed into three different ocean carrier alliances, which kicked off services on April 1. The new alliances represent 77% of global container capacity and 96% of all East-West trades’ container capacity. While the changing atmosphere of new ocean carrier alliances for containerized cargo isn’t something new, thanks to a tumultuous last few years – these ocean carriers reshuffled partnerships in hopes of achieving better financial performance.

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    Shipper Symposium Series Webinar Recap: Bid Activity Strategies and Trends

    Shipper Symposium Series Webinar Recap: Bid Activity Strategies and Trends

    - by Transplace

    By: Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Strategic Carrier Management, Transplace & Ratna Prabhu, Engineering Lead, Transplace

    Bid optimization and procurement are truly foundational for companies to achieve supply chain excellence and drive value. Procurement process and bid activities have a significant impact on shippers and carriers, making it critical for companies to establish good sourcing practices.

    In our most recent Shippers Symposium Series webinar, Ben Cubitt and Ratna Prabhu analyzed last year’s bidding market and shared some best practices for successful bidding in 2017. Below are a few of the highlights.

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    Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

    Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

    - by Transplace

    By: Matthew Menner, SVP, Strategic Account Management and Brian Kenney, SVP, Truck Brokerage, Capacity Solutions

    With 2017 now in full swing, many companies are evaluating their current logistics strategies and looking to make structural improvements in the new year and beyond. In order to see the best return, some shippers immediately look to making significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network. But is your organization thinking more strategically about its capacity strategies?

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