Sustainability

  • Capacity Services

    Driving Toward Dedicated Fleets

    - by Transplace

    Tightening capacity and driver shortages are prompting both shippers and carriers to look toward cost-effective solutions to attract and retain new drivers. More and more frequently, these shippers and carriers are turning to dedicated fleets to drive efficiency and performance. And by using this type of fleet service, both parties are finding a whole new world of offerings such as access to technology, pricing flexibility and operational excellence.

  • Capacity Services

    Transportation TIP List – February 2015

    - by Transplace

    Want to be in the know on important logistics topics and the latest industry insights? Then you’ve come to the right place! Our Transplace TIP List is here to help. We’re continuing our monthly blog post series highlighting the Transportation Industry’s Progression – with the goal in mind to curate a quick, handy list of articles showcasing current hot topics in transportation.

    At the heart of February’s TIP List are some exciting trends spanning key verticals such as retail, chemical, manufacturing as well as oil and gas. Read on to see what was trending this past month – and click any of the links to view the full article!

  • Capacity Services

    Transportation TIP List – January 2015

    - by Transplace

    In order to keep up to date with current supply chain and transportation topics, we’re starting a regular blog series for the New Year – the Transplace TIP List! Why call it the TIP List? For 2 reasons: to highlight the Transportation Industry’s Progression forward and to curate a short list of current articles that highlight where and how this is happening across verticals and hot topic areas.

    Each month, we’ll compile a sampling of the top trends and topics in the industry, including some of the most relevant supply chain stories, industry advancements and tales in trucking.  This month’s TIP List checks in on these areas and a host of other meaningful matters. See what was trending in January – and click any of the links for the full article!

  • Business - Transportation

    Upcoming Webinar Preview: Driving ROI through Network Optimization

    - by Transplace

    Streamlining distribution networks and adding efficiency while improving levels of customer service is a major focus for supply chain organizations. How do I manage costs, maximize network efficiency and meet demanding customer service requirements? Companies are increasingly undertaking initiatives in network optimization projects to evaluate strategic alternatives and drive business value.

    However, network optimization has changed significantly over the years – new focuses in optimization strategies include factors such as market capacity, risk mitigation and identifying quick wins at both tactical and strategic levels. There’s also a new importance being placed on working with both upstream and downstream partners to develop a sustainable and efficient network.

  • Sustainability

    Tackling the More Complex Aspects of Collaboration

    - by Transplace

    Collaboration can be a tricky strategy to tackle at first, but best practices can make the challenge of collaborative distribution worth pursuing.  Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when beginning any co-loading partnership in order to achieve the best possible results:

  • Sustainability

    Why Collaborate? There’s Power in Partnerships!

    - by Transplace

    Collaboration in shipping is certainly a powerful idea, but how can shippers begin to turn that idea into a beneficial reality?  It helps to start by finding the right partner. But that’s not all. We’ve identified some key steps to transforming the challenge of collaboration into a working relationship that reaps substantial benefits for all parties involved.

    What are some tips for creating value through co-loading? Read on to find out.

  • Sustainability

    A Little Co-Loading Luck Delivers a Lot of Green Transportation

    - by Transplace

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  In the spirit of today’s holiday we thought it was only appropriate to show the “green” transportation benefits customers can realize through close collaboration. Underutilized capacity costs shippers millions in wasted fuel and resources every year. Many trucks today travel with dense products that don’t maximize volume, or travel with large goods that take up space but not weight. These over-the-road (OTR) shipments often leave up to 80% of cubic capacity unused!  This unused capacity can really add up over time, but with a little bit of luck and the right partners, you can create the perfect load and experience multiple green benefits. Check out our co-loading infographic to see how some of our customer are benefitting from close collaboration.

  • Sustainability

    Educating and Connecting Supply Chain Professionals: CSCMP 2013 Recap

    - by Transplace

    Our CSCMP 2013 Conference experience was chock-full of great activities.  Whether you attended a presentation, visited our booth, came to our customer event or connected with any of our great supply chain professionals, thank you for connecting and contributing to the transportation community!  Here are some of our favorite CSCMP 2013 moments:

  • Sustainability

    Collaboration: Transforming Hype Into Award-Winning Reality

    - by Transplace

    In 2011, Daltile and Transplace embarked on a transportation collaboration project that would pair low-density freight shippers with Daltile’s high-density ceramic tile shipments. The objective was to utilize transportation capacity more efficiently in order to reduce costs and environmental impact for all parties involved. Just one year later, along with shipper partners Convermex, Werner Co. and Whirlpool, we were awarded the CSCMP’s top Supply Chain Innovation Award for our collaborative efforts.

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