Posts tagged with ‘data’

  • Business - Transportation

    International Tariffs: What Shippers Need to Know & What’s Ahead for International Transportation

    - by Transplace

    There have been many recent headlines surrounding international trade and the potential impact of a number of tariffs being put into place by the U.S., most notably the tariffs on steel and aluminum last month. These tariffs affect all shippers who may be importing or exporting from Mexico, China, Canada or a number of other countries – and there have been some recent key developments in this trade situation that shippers need to be aware of.

  • Business - Transportation

    The Transplace Think Tank Puts Data to Work: Carrier Conversations & Shipper Solutions

    - by Transplace

    The Transplace Think Tank has been striving to identify new ways to use corporate intelligence and put actionable data to work to support the decisions made for our customers each and every day. For example, when a number of storms hit in the fall of 2017, the Think Tank members created a dashboard that allowed customers full visibility of all affected shipments. This allowed teams to work together to make strategic decisions to overcome any shipper obstacles and put a plan into action to work around any routes that were disrupted by the storms.

  • Business - Transportation

    Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement | Part 2: MDI and Daily Tactical Processes

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this blog post, we discussed how, in order to deliver on the commitments made during the sales and onboarding process, organizations and their transportation partners must align their daily efforts with meeting their overall goals and objectives. And developing an OGSM is the first step, but in order to be successful long-term – and achieve the desired results – organizations need to establish daily tactical processes and consistently monitor goals versus actual results.

  • Business - Transportation

    Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement | Part 1: Delivering on Promises and Achieving Goals

    - by Transplace

    When first engaging in a partnership, shippers and their logistics providers have certain objectives in mind. It may be to reduce transportation costs or centralize their transportation management but, unfortunately, over time, daily activities often fail to directly connect to those original objectives. In order to achieve the desired ROI and deliver on the promises made during the sales process, both parties need daily activities to align with that objective.

  • Supply Chain Consulting

    Real Industry Solutions for Data Management Challenges

    - by Transplace

    Many companies have realized the importance of data management to enable strategic decision-making and the best possible standards of service. But data alone serves little purpose without the right actionable intelligence and analysis. If properly maintained, data can provide the pivotal information necessary to truly optimize the end-to end supply chain within a meaningful timeframe, regardless of the multiple systems and processes in play.

  • Business - Transportation

    FMCSA Requesting Public Comments Regarding FAST Act Correlation Study

    - by Transplace

    The mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to “reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.” To facilitate this mission, the FMCSA uses the Safety Measurement System (SMS), to rank commercial motor vehicle carriers by the degree to which they operate safely¹.

  • Miscellaneous

    Data Management Challenges and Solutions for the Modern Organization

    - by Transplace

    When it comes to market competitiveness, strategic decision-making and maintaining standards of service, many organizations have realized the importance of proper data management. When properly maintained, data can provide businesses with visibility into the cost of their operations, the impact of their decisions, the status of their supply chain relationships and the ability to track compliance to agreements and forecasts.

  • Business - Transportation

    Transportation Trends and Industry Insights

    - by Transplace

    Shipper Symposium may be over, but one of the sessions we’re still thinking about was the interactive discussion among Tom Sanderson, Transplace CEO, Annette Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting and Thomas Albrecht, President of Sea and Sword Transport. These three transportation industry experts engaged with the audience and each other while sharing real-time data and explaining how the transportation world is shifting and what that means for today’s businesses and their go-to-market strategy.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 30th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    This week, Facebook shut down their artificial intelligence chatbots after they created their own language that humans weren’t able to understand. And as we continue to look into the future of technology advancements, this week’s TIP List shares the latest high-tech supply chain trends, including the outlook for automated packing in retail and how ADAS in autonomous vehicles is moving forward.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 9th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    While Amelia Earhart’s inexplicable plane crash and disappearance may be a little less mysterious this week, supply chain technology continues to soar, adapt and evolve. Our TIP List is demystifying some of this week’s top supply chain trends, including updates on the implementation of ELDs throughout North America and the potential financial impact of the recent Petya cyberattack. Fly into the rest of your week with the full list of stories below!

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