Posts tagged with ‘economics’

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 3rd, 2017

    - by Transplace

    This weekend football season is officially kicking-off on gridirons across America! And this week’s TIP List contains the latest trends playing out in the transportation field. Highlights include criteria for the upcoming ELD mandate and the impact of mobile technology on the supply chain – tackle the full huddle of articles below!

  • Business - Transportation
    Labor Day 2017: Working Hard to Fuel America

    Labor Day 2017: Working Hard to Fuel America

    - by Transplace

    The first observance of the Labor Day holiday was on September 5, 1882, and the idea of the “hard working holiday” was passed along to other labor organizations in 1885. From there, it was widely adopted and celebrated in many industrial centers across the U.S. – and it’s a nice way to end the summer months and head into the fall season!

  • Business - Transportation
    Shipper Symposium Series Webinar Recap: Bid Activity Strategies and Trends

    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.

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

    Looking Ahead to 2017: Economist Brian Beaulieu Shares Key Positive Economic Indicators

    - by Transplace

    At our 14th annual Shipper Symposium last May, economist and keynote speaker Brian Beaulieu discussed the future of the domestic and global economy. Beaulieu, the CEO of ITR Economics, spoke about current economic trends in manufacturing, retail, oil, gas, automobile, trucking and chemical. He believes that these industries can serve as leading indicators for predicting the future of the economy —and as we’re heading into 2017, we wanted to dig deeper into these indicators. What is Beaulieu looking for that may indicate positive growth in the new year? Keep reading for the highlights he shared at Shipper Symposium.

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

    Expanded Eagle Premium Service Delivers Intermodal Opportunities

    - by Transplace

    Union Pacific, in conjunction with Ferrocarril Mexicano (FXE), has recently introduced expanded service on the Eagle Premium rail line and now offers new routes connecting the city of Silao in central Mexico to Chicago and Memphis. As a direct result of this service expansion, central Mexico is now bridged with the Midwest, Canada and the Southeast – opening up a number of new and exciting possibilities for shippers and offering them extensive benefits.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 1st, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Despite the clock “falling back” this weekend, our latest TIP List is ready to spring ahead with this week’s top trends in the transportation industry. And at the forefront are a number of timely and intriguing topics, including a new highway bill, container weight rules and the continuation of the problematic driver shortage. While the clock is ticking on many of these issues, that extra hour of sleep has us wide awake and ready to dive into this week’s TIP List! Check it out below.

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

    Growth and Improvements in the Mexico Rail Network

    - by Transplace

    Twenty years ago, there was only one railroad in Mexico, which was run by a public agency and broken into three regional classes. At that time, there needed to be tremendous improvements to rail service, engines and cars, and to key infrastructure such as bridges and tracks. Then in 1995, the Mexican government announced that a railroad privatization project would begin.

    The private railroad companies that now manage the railroad lines currently have a 50-year concession from the federal government to operate them (while the land that the railroads operate on is still government property). With the private sector’s takeover of railroad operations, dedicated investments started to make real improvements to the entire system. And to date, over 5 Billion U.S. dollars from these private companies have been invested into the Mexican rail system.

  • Shipper Symposium
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    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:

  • Shipper Symposium
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Shipper Symposium 2015 – Day 2 Recap

    - by Transplace

    The 13th annual Shipper Symposium was in full swing on Day 2, getting started with a business update on Supply Chain Consulting from Brooks Bentz. Brooks discussed his goal of building the strongest possible group of supply chain professionals, while keeping in mind that, “consulting is a team sport!” He highlighted how changes in the market are constantly occurring, and since shippers and carriers live in a state of permanent volatility, they need to be very agile as well as responsive. His final thought stressed amping up technology and emphasized how utilizing data and information is truly critical to meet today’s market needs.

  • Shipper Symposium
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Shipper Symposium 2015 – Day 1 Recap

    - by Transplace

    We officially kicked off the 13th annual Shipper Symposium today and those lucky enough to attend had quite the fortuitous day. To start things off, many attendees took part in our yearly Charity Golf Classic, which was played at the famous TPC Four Season Las Colinas golf course. While our theme this year is, “Fortune Favors the Bold”, the golfers taking that approach for today’s game most certainly tempted luck. We thank all who participated and a big congrats to all the winners!

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