Posts tagged with ‘savings’

  • Business - Transportation
    Vertical Update Manufacturing Day 2018

    Vertical Update: Manufacturing Day 2018

    - by Transplace

    It’s Manufacturing Day! This yearly celebration of modern manufacturing occurs on the first Friday of October, and strives to address common misperceptions about the industry and give manufacturers a day to showcase what they do and examine some of the most important aspects of their world.

  • Capacity Services
    2018 Capacity Series: Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

    2018 Capacity Series: Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

    - by Transplace

    It’s both an interesting and rather chaotic time in the intermodal market. The ELD mandate is in full effect, with leniency through April, and there have been some widespread market changes as a result. For carriers, with the new ELD regulations come subsequent training needs and changes to drivers’ hours – creating a number of additional costs for carriers, which are in turn being passed along to shippers. So, what can shippers do to combat the ongoing market challenges of 2018?

  • Business - Transportation
    Intermodal Industry Update: Conquering the 2017 Capacity Crunch

    Intermodal Industry Update: Conquering the 2017 Capacity Crunch

    - by Transplace

    For shippers and carriers alike, it’s certainly an interesting time in transportation. The intermodal market in particular has shifted on a dime in Q3 of 2017, while over-the-road (OTR) capacity has also changed significantly. For a few years, the market had been fairly saturated, but with recent hurricanes in the southern parts of the country, capacity has tightened significantly. Now is a great time for shippers to take note of this market shift and consider how intermodal transportation can help as capacity continues to tighten.

  • TMS Talk Series
    TMS Talk Series - Part 5: Propelling Your Organization into the Future with Meaningful Data

    TMS Talk Series – Part 5: Propelling Your Organization into the Future with Meaningful Data

    - by Transplace

    Welcome back to our “TMS Talk” series, where we are discussing what the right transportation management technology can do for your organization. In part 5 of this series, we’ll discuss how a TMS can help you use meaningful data to empower your organization to tackle anything that may be on the transportation horizon.

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

    Happy Thanksgiving from Transplace! Gobble Up These Turkey Day Stats

    - by Transplace

    While many families have different Thanksgiving traditions and may celebrate in a variety of ways, the holiday is an important time for being thankful for all that you have. Thanksgiving highlights include turkey dinners, football games, Black Friday shopping and time spent with the people who matter the most to you. This year, we wanted to serve up some interesting facts to get you in the (Thanks)giving spirit.

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

    Is Your Transportation Network a Nightmare? – The Top 10 Things Keeping Supply Chain Professionals up at Night

    - by Transplace

    Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, pumpkins and candy corn, fun and festivities. But for many supply chain and logistics professionals, sometimes the transportation network is far from a treat – in fact, it can get seriously tricky. As we head into the end of the year, we wanted to take a look at some of the things that may be keeping supply chain professionals feeling uneasy – and carve up some possible solutions to these tangled scenarios. Check out the list below for what may be haunting your supply chain!

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

    Non-Asset Providers: 3 Things You Should Know

    - by Transplace

    In light of the recent derailments and severe weather disruptions, I wanted to illuminate some details on non-asset providers and what they add to the transportation industry. For shippers, utilizing a non-asset provider can lead to a number of benefits, especially when all of the moving parts in their supply chain aren’t going so smoothly. Below, I’ve laid out 3 important things to know about non-asset providers and how they may affect your transportation network.

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

    Looking Forward: The Rise in Trade with Mexico and Canada

    - by Transplace

    Nearshoring and even re-shoring have become very real happenings in North America. Due to a number of factors, including increased production costs in China, a rise in shipping costs for ocean and air freight, congested ports and labor unrest, many companies have chosen to move product manufacturing or assembly to Mexico. This in turn has caused an increase in order volume for finished goods traveling from Mexico to Canada, particularly in the automotive and consumer electronics industries.

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

    Succeeding Beyond the RFP – How Shippers and Logistics Providers Can Drive Performance in Their Business Relationship

    - by Transplace

    The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often starts as a transactional process – the shipper has an immediate need, which leads to a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process, then ultimately selects a third-party logistics (3PL) supplier to execute on that need. This routine industry practice can yield immediate and significant results – however, if the relationship does not evolve into something more than this, even within the first contract cycle, there is a chance that the relationship will ultimately be suboptimal.

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

    Succeeding Beyond the RFP – How Shippers and Logistics Providers Can Drive Performance in Their Business Relationship

    - by Transplace

    The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often starts as a transactional process – the shipper has an immediate need, which leads to a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process, then ultimately selects a third-party logistics (3PL) supplier to execute on that need. This routine industry practice can yield immediate and significant results – however, if the relationship does not evolve into something more than this, even within the first contract cycle, there is a chance that the relationship will ultimately be suboptimal.

    To thrive in today’s dynamic supply chain environment, it’s critical to continue challenging the status quo beyond the RFP and to proactively find new ways to drive innovation and optimization. Therefore, a joint commitment to nurture and evolve the shipper-3PL relationship is key.

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