Posts tagged with ‘operations’

  • Business - Transportation

    Transplace’s Investment in a New Center of Excellence

    - by Transplace

    Yesterday, we announced that we are breaking ground on a new operations center in Rogers, Arkansas. The goal of the newest Center of Excellence (COE) is twofold: to support our growing investment in technology and to accommodate our plan as an organization to add hundreds of new employees over the next several years. This will continue to strengthen our ability to deliver comprehensive technology and logistics services to today’s supply chain.

  • Business - Transportation

    Managed Transportation Services: What’s the Role of Innovative Technology?

    - by Transplace

    There is no doubt that the technology landscape has evolved from what it was 10 or even five years ago – and the continued emergence of new innovations such as real-time visibility solutions, machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence has also impacted the managed transportation space. I recently had the opportunity to discuss this topic with Adrian Gonzalez on an episode of Talking Logistics. Below are some of the key insights shared during our conversation, including a rundown of current emerging tech transportation trends and what you can expect to see in 2019 and beyond.

  • International Logistics

    Logistics Alert: Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

    - by Transplace

    Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along volatility of these costs to their shipper customers.

  • Business - Transportation

    From the Archives: A Look Back at Some Top Logistically Speaking Topics

    - by Transplace

    2019 is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to take a trip back into our Logistically Speaking archives and showcase some of the topics that have been of particular interest to our readers over the past few years. These blogs have stood the test of time, and revisiting older trends is often a helpful way to frame current conversations and further all of our respective industry educations.

  • 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…

  • International Logistics
    Logistics Alert: International Shipping in the Current Time of Tariffs

    Logistics Alert: International Shipping in the Current Time of Tariffs

    - by Transplace

    As headlines surrounding new tariffs may have shippers concerned about their potential impact, it’s important to keep ahead of the headlines. The industry is already well into the traditional peak season import period (which is July through November annually), and importers are ramping up for the upcoming holidays. However, the uncertainty of current tariffs and the potential impact of any future regulations appears to be adding to the overall container volume loadings out of China, causing a few key concerns.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 10th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Are you still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? The National Retail Federation recently reported that this year’s top presents for dads are special outings, clothing, gift cards and electronics. And our Father’s Day gift to you is our weekly TIP List – below are some of the hottest transportation stories, including increases in truck orders and strategies to improve cross-border trade. We hope all the fathers out there have a fantastic weekend!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 8th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Friday the 13th occurs twice in 2018 – this upcoming Friday and July 13th. And while the day brings with it some unusual superstitions, this week’s TIP List is coming to you without any bad luck. It includes a number of articles to help improve your supply chain – from steps to become a shipper of choice to solutions for streamlining the sales and operation planning process – so cross your fingers and check out the not-so-spooky stories below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 1st, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Baseball is officially back! As your favorite team takes to the diamond for the season, this week’s TIP List is hitting the field with some promising trends currently playing out in transportation. From future 3PL mergers and acquisitions to the importance of building solid supply chain partnerships – grab some crackerjacks and peanuts and take a look at the full industry lineup below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 11th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Daylight saving time started this past Sunday, and our clocks jumped forward one hour to maximize the upcoming summertime sunshine. But even though we lost a precious hour of sleep, this week’s TIP List has a particularly bright outlook, including some of the latest industry trends springing up in transportation. From Uber’s autonomous freight delivery to a closer look at new, innovative approaches to supply chain optimization, leap ahead to all of the brightest industry news below!

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