Posts tagged with ‘shipper’

  • Business - Transportation
    The Transplace Think Tank Puts Data to Work: Carrier Conversations & Shipper Solutions

    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
    Supply Chain 2017: Mergers and Acquisitions Are Here to Stay

    Supply Chain 2017: Mergers and Acquisitions Are Here to Stay

    - by Transplace

    The transportation and logistics market has seen a heightened level of M&A activity in recent years – and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. According to a recent report, transportation and logistics M&A activity was robust in 2017; and in Q3 of this year, the sector reported 71 transactions for $43.3 billion.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transplace Selects New Equity Partner TPG Capital

    Transplace Selects New Equity Partner TPG Capital

    - by Transplace

    By: Tom Sanderson CEO, Transplace and Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    Yesterday, Transplace announced that we have selected TPG Capital as our new equity partner. We are thrilled to join with TPG, and this partnership presents significant opportunity for both us and all of our customers.

    TPG is our third private equity partner in the past seven years, and we recognize the value they bring to the table in continuing to build and grow our business – which, in turn, allows us to continue to enhance the customer experience. They have a long history of creating value across sectors, including software, technology and industrials, and is an ideal fit to further support Transplace’s mission and vision. This acquisition brings a number of benefits to Transplace, including:

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation Network Optimization: The 3-Legged Stool

    Transplace Think Tank: Custom, Actionable Data with a Human Touch

    - by Transplace

    A few months ago, through the support of Steve Moore, Vice President, Operations at Transplace, employees Jordan Donmoyer, Matthew Todd, Nolan Plourde, Zain Abdeen and Parker Belden created something entirely new at Transplace: a “Think Tank”. Their mission? To “influence those around us with a revolutionary mindset of continuous improvement by cultivating empowered thought leaders.”

  • Business - Transportation
    Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

    Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

    - by Transplace

    By: Matthew Menner, SVP, Strategic Account Management and Brian Kenney, SVP, Truck Brokerage, Capacity Solutions

    With 2017 now in full swing, many companies are evaluating their current logistics strategies and looking to make structural improvements in the new year and beyond. In order to see the best return, some shippers immediately look to making significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network. But is your organization thinking more strategically about its capacity strategies?

  • Business - Transportation
    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    - by Transplace

    By: Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    There’s never a dull moment in the supply chain. That statement seems especially true thus far in 2017. We’re just over a month into the new year and there is already a myriad of questions about the market, the business landscape and how companies will be affected going forward. With issues such as changes to global trade deals, regulations and fluctuating capacity, we are quite certain that there will be an impact on the supply chain in 2017, and beyond, making it is vital for shippers, carriers and logistics service providers to keep a pulse on what’s going on in the industry.

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

    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.

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

    Driving Toward Dedicated Fleets

    - by Transplace

    Tightening capacity and driver shortages are prompting both shippers and carriers to look toward cost-effective solutions to attract and retain new drivers. More and more frequently, these shippers and carriers are turning to dedicated fleets to drive efficiency and performance. And by using this type of fleet service, both parties are finding a whole new world of offerings such as access to technology, pricing flexibility and operational excellence.

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

    The Value of Transplace’s Acquisition of M33 Integrated

    - by Transplace

    As you may have heard, Transplace recently acquired M33 Integrated. A third party logistics (3PL) provider, M33 Integrated has particular strength in the flexible packaging sector, and brings a strong management team, innovative technology and an excellent customer base that are complementary to Transplace’s capabilities.

    There are a number of key reasons why acquiring M33 Integrated presents significant opportunity for Transplace and our customers.

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

    Trends in Transportation

    - by Transplace

    While no two years are exactly alike, freight transportation in 2015 has been dramatically different than 2014. We aren’t seeing capacity shortages on a broad basis this year like we did in 2014, and while we expect capacity to modestly tighten once peak shipping season kicks in, we do not expect any significant capacity shortages this fall. Last year’s first quarter saw extreme weather issues, and though this year weather conditions weren’t quite as severe, we had to deal with the West Coast port challenges that also impacted domestic transportation. Overall, we had a much better start to 2015 due to more reasonable capacity demand balance.

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