Posts tagged with ‘CPG’

  • Business - Transportation

    Thanksgiving Supply Chain: How Black Friday & Cyber Monday May Impact Your Operations

    - by Transplace

    The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the subsequent holiday season is often the start of increased capacity constraints and a precursor to the supply chain challenges that typically remain for the rest of the year. In the current market, there is already a lot of activity that is drawing from normal OTR capacity, and things have gotten tight throughout many direct-to-consumer (DTC) channels.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 22nd, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Robots and artificial intelligence continue to emerge as everyday tools that are impacting people’s lives. And with these technologies on the rise, it may feel like they’re taking over the world. But they haven’t – they’ve only taken over this week’s TIP List! From the benefits of AI for supply chain managers to the impact of blockchain on the transportation industry – stay on the cutting edge of innovation with all of the latest trends below.

  • Business - Transportation

    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.

  • Business - Transportation

    Evolving Retail Standards: What Are You Planning for 2017?

    - by Transplace

    The goods manufactured and shipped by retailers and CPG organizations certainly come in a wide variety, but these companies all have a number of key commonalities and shared challenges when it comes to their supply chain. At Transplace, as we continually look to gain insight into the concerns of our customers and meet their ever-evolving needs, it’s important to always be working to employ new processes on our part to fully support each and every customer.

  • Miscellaneous

    Expanding Our North American Footprint: Transplace Acquires Lakeside Logistics

    - by Transplace

    Last week, Transplace announced that it has acquired Lakeside Logistics, a Canadian-based logistics services company that delivers customized managed transportation services and solutions to help shippers optimize supply chain operations and reduce transportation costs to support business goals.

  • Business - Transportation

    3PL Industry Update: Combining Technology and Industry Expertise

    - by Transplace

    The 3PL industry continues to evolve and grow – presenting tremendous opportunity for shippers. As we get ready to head into Q4, I wanted to briefly comment on some of the changes that we are seeing in the market.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 25th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Happy Halloween! Even though the houses are haunted, the ghosts are out and the ghouls are appearing, we’re certainly not afraid to bring you the latest and greatest supply chain trends. This week’s TIP List covers rising supply chain costs for CPG companies, high-tech hospitals and the potential buzzing of drones along our nation’s railways. How is your supply chain holding up against the things that go bump in the night? Read on to find out!

  • Supply Chain Consulting

    How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

    - by Transplace

    Everyone has experienced this scenario: a great event is planned in advance, a timeline is set with a predetermined flow of the party, from when guests arrive to the food and music, all the way to their departure at the end of the evening. But as with most events, the host may experience some hiccups along the way. The same goes for many planned and well-organized supply chain processes – they carry with them the threat of unplanned and unintended events, especially when moving product from the point of origin to its final destination. And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process.

  • Miscellaneous

    Combating Refrigerated Capacity Restraints: Relationships Can Help!

    - by Transplace

    Capacity is a word that is constantly on our minds. Is there enough capacity available to handle my freight? Will capacity continue to tighten? What strategies can my organization implement to prepare for and actively cope with a capacity shortage?

    From 2004 to 2008, shippers experienced a significant capacity crunch, and in 2009 to 2012, the economic downturn drove many trucking companies out of business while a shortage of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers remained. The market has since partially bounced back, and 2014 was a profitable year for trucking.  However, more recently, it was expected that overall trucking rates would go down as oil and fuel prices decreased – but that hasn’t been the case, particularly in the refrigerated trucking sector.

  • Shipper Symposium

    Shipper Symposium 2015 – Day 3 Recap

    - by Transplace

    The final day of the 13th annual Shipper Symposium certainly didn’t disappoint! Attendees got off to a bright and early start (with the help of some strong coffee!) as Frank McGuigan took the stage first to welcome everyone. He took a few minutes to recognize the Transplace Customer Advisory Board (CAB) members, thanking them for all of their years of great service and support, and presented an award to AutoZone recognizing and thanking this customer for 20 years of service. Frank then introduced CEO Tom Sanderson, who also brought Thomas Albrecht, CFA and Managing Director of BB&T Capital Markets, to the stage. Dubbing themselves “Tom and Thom in the Morning,” the duo discussed all things capacity related, including winning and losing transportation modes. A few key takeaways from their conversation included:

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