Transportation Management

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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.

  • Business - Transportation
    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.

  • Business - Transportation
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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?

  • Business - Transportation
    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.

  • Business - Transportation
    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…

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Q2 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    - by Transplace

    It’s hard to believe, but we are more than halfway through 2018 – and as we head into the second half of the year, there are myriad market conditions and industry statistics to explore. Keeping abreast of the current state of the marketplace can truly enable your organization to successfully navigate any obstacles and stay ahead of the supply chain game during the latter half of the year. Additionally, this becomes all the more critical when capacity is tight and shippers may be struggling to keep their transportation costs in check.

  • Business - Transportation
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    Better Together: Thanks for Voting Transplace #2!

    - by Transplace

    Each year, the Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Providers” list showcases those service providers that the publication feels are best equipped to meet and surpass ever-evolving outsourcing needs – and continue to answer difficult, ongoing global supply chain and logistics challenges. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Transplace was ranked at #2, marking our 16th consecutive year on the prestigious industry list.

  • Business - Transportation
    10 Tips for Leveraging Big Data in your Organization: By: Bob Daymon, Senior Vice President of Operations, Transplace

    10 Tips for Leveraging Big Data in Your Organization

    - by Transplace

    “Big data” has been one of the hottest buzzwords over the last couple of years, but the phrase still has different meanings for different organizations. And no matter how you define it, there is no doubt that an organization’s ability to use statistical science and data analytics can help them obtain historical measurements and generate actionable information to drive operational growth and supply chain efficiency. Take a look at the following tips to get the most out of big data at your organization.

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    Better Together: Thanks for supporting Transplace for Inbound Logistics

    Better Together: Thanks for Supporting Transplace for Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL Provider

    - by Transplace

    The Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Providers” is a yearly list that 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. We are proud to have been on this list for 15 consecutive years, and we are hoping to make this year our 16th.

  • Business - Transportation
    SaaS or Outsourced Managed Services: Which is Right for your Organization?

    Software-as-a-Service or Outsourced Managed Services: Which is Right for Your Organization?

    - by Transplace

    When it comes to managing transportation operations, shippers are often at a crossroads. They may find themselves asking the questions: Should I implement a transportation management system (TMS) in-house or via software-as-a-service (SaaS)? Should I outsource everything to a Managed Transportation Services (MTS) provider? Or take a hybrid approach?

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