Shipper Symposium

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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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    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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    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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    It's Time to Breakout at the 15th Annual Shipper Symposium

    It’s Time to Breakout at the 15th Annual Shipper Symposium!

    - by Transplace

    This year, at the 15th annual Shipper Symposium (May 8-10), we are proud to host leading supply chain, business and transportation experts to discuss issues that affect the transportation of goods across the globe. During the event, attendees can make connections and learn about the latest trends and issues faced by shippers. It’s a whole world of knowledge and thought leadership in one location!

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    Shipper Symposium 2017

    Shipper Symposium 2017 – The 15th Year of Logistics Excellence!

    - by Transplace

    The 15th annual Shipper Symposium is quickly approaching! This year’s signature event is located at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas on May 8-10, and you can count on some of the best and brightest transportation and supply chain industry leaders to be in attendance.

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    Shipper Symposium Snippets: 2016 Edition!

    - by Transplace

    Our 14th annual Shipper Symposium continued its strong logistics legacy by bringing together leading supply chain and economic visionaries to tackle a broad range of important topics. From trends in the economy that are having a worldwide impact on the transportation of goods, to strategic business solutions for ongoing success, these speakers all brought great insight to the table. We had an amazing time connecting with our customers and partners at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, and had some truly enlightening discussions on new ideas for a strong transportation future.

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    Highlights of Shipper Symposium 2016 – Part 2

    - by Transplace

    The stellar second half of the 14th annual Shipper Symposium in San Antonio was jam-packed with engaging speakers, compelling breakout sessions and some lively social activities! To kick off the second part of Day 2, Lora Cecere, founder of the research and advisory firm Supply Chain Insights, took the stage for “Race for Supply Chain 2020,” where she encouraged attendees to embrace the fact that supply chain is ever-evolving. Lora noted that she’s always looking at the future and thinking: “What does this mean to the supply chain leader?” She also pointed out that those in this industry have to learn from the past to “unlearn” and “relearn” new best practices for the future.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Highlights of Shipper Symposium 2016: Part 1

    - by Transplace

    We kicked off the 14th annual Shipper Symposium in sunny San Antonio this week and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring together industry luminaries, keynote speakers, partners, carriers and customers!

    Tom Sanderson, CEO of Transplace, officially welcomed attendees and introduced the evening’s keynote speaker, Jim Morris, a former MLB baseball player and the subject of the movie The Rookie. Focusing on the importance of choices, Morris said: “You make up your own mind about what you want to be and what you want to do. It’s the choices that we make that make us who we are.” Morris shared with the audience how learning to follow his dreams, telling the truth no matter what and “walking the walk” has helped him throughout his life, and drove him to finally realize his dream of pitching in the major leagues. His final takeaway for attendees was simple: “If you don’t chase your own dreams, that’s your fault.”

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Join the Legacy: Don’t Miss Shipper Symposium 2016!

    - by Transplace

    Our 14th annual Shipper Symposium is right around the corner (May 9-11) and you definitely don’t want to miss what we have in store this year. After more than a decade, the Shipper Symposium has become a symbol of educational excellence in the transportation industry – and this year will be no exception, featuring world-class speakers, breakout sessions packed with insight and plenty of fun activities along the way.

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