Author archive for Transplace

  • Business - Transportation
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    Destination: Co-Loading Success

    - by Transplace

    Collaboration is just one of the many critical steps to take when it comes to achieving co-loading success in the form of savings and sustainability. Where do you start?

    Overcome the biggest roadblocks with our handy infographic that can help put you on the road to co-loading success.

  • Business - Transportation
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    Women in Logistics Share Their Career-Changing “Lean In” Moment

    - by Transplace

    A “lean in moment” is a term to describe a big moment in a person’s career – a time when they had to step up, make a change or take a big risk.

    Recently, at the 12th Annual eyefortransport North American 3PL Summit, a panel of talented women who have turned their passion for logistics into remarkable careers sat down to discuss their lean in moments – and they had some fascinating insight to share. Here are a few of their stories!

  • Miscellaneous
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    Choosing the Right Degree Doesn’t Have to Be Labor-Intensive

    - by Transplace

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the first Monday in September is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. This holiday recognizes the contributions our nation’s workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the U.S.

    As Labor Day approaches, we reflect on what it means to work in logistics and put together a fun infographic highlighting reasons why supply chain management isn’t just a job – it’s an exciting and important career that many are choosing to pursue.

    Wondering how you can benefit from a career in supply chain management? See our holiday-inspired infographic to find out more!

  • International Logistics
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    Real Talk: The Impact of the Mexico Energy Ruling

    - by Transplace

    Last week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed new laws that opened Mexico’s closed energy sector to private firms.  Having been closed since 1938, these rulings will have important short- and long-term effects on the energy industry as well as a significant impact on transportation and logistics. Troy Ryley, Managing Director, Mexico at Transplace, and Alaster Love, Vice President of Oil and Gas for Transplace, sat down with us recently to discuss just what exactly the impact of this ruling will have.

  • Intermodal
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    Innovative Solutions for the Mexican Market: It’s Full Steam Ahead for Union Pacific South of the Border

    - by Transplace

    There are a number of current issues impacting truckload transportation between the U.S. and Mexico, including driver shortages, long wait times and tightened capacity. In order to continue to make rail and intermodal a viable – and economical – option for cross-border transportation, Union Pacific Railroad is focusing on enhancing the safety, velocity and reliability of its rail systems.

    Union Pacific has been investing significantly to support north/southbound volume and gateway access in Mexico. Much of this spending goes toward maintenance and capacity, and the company has also decided to continue investing in double tracking for many of its corridors to add freight capacity – the necessity of which points to strong growth of the Mexican-U.S. gateway.

  • Capacity Services
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    4 Key Areas of Focus For Attaining Preferred Shipper Status

    - by Transplace

    We recently conducted a Preferred Shipper Program Survey to uncover best practices for becoming a shipper of choice for carriers. According to Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Consulting & Engineering for Transplace, “Carriers want shippers to be partners at every level and work together to boost productivity and efficiency.”

    What can you do to achieve “preferred shipper” status? Check out our latest infographic to find out!

  • Transportation Management
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    Supply Chain Talent Takes Off

    - by Transplace

    I recently graduated from Transplace’s Professional Development Program (PDP), a 2 to 3 year rotational program that allows participants to take on various transportation and operational roles. Created in 2012, the PDP serves 2 primary objectives:

  • International Logistics
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    Innovative Solutions for the Mexican Market: Hershey Mexico’s TMS Implementation

    - by Transplace

    In August of 2013, Hershey Mexico, a subsidiary of the largest chocolate producer in North America, went through a highly successful Transportation Management System (TMS) implementation. The company had been discussing their growth plan for the upcoming years, and realized that it was necessary to optimize their transportation network and operations.

  • Intermodal
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    “Time is Money” – And Intermodal Can Save You Both

    - by Transplace

    The U.S.–Mexico border is one of the busiest and most economically important borders in the world, with nearly a billion dollars’ worth of goods crossing each day – 80% of which are crossing by truck or train.¹ Driving this trend are manufacturers and CPG companies that are seeking out Mexico as the preferred location for near-sourcing their operations. A growing number of U.S. retailers have begun opening stores in Mexico to grow their customer base and drive profits by capitalizing on the country’s developing middle class.

  • Business - Transportation
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    Top 10 Tips for Successful Truckload Sourcing

    - by Transplace

    “Shippers are risk adverse and would rather align with core carriers to keep service high,” said Cindy Bosecker, Director of Engineering for Transplace and webinar presenter, after sharing a “Truckload Bid Savings Gap Analysis 2008-2014-Q1” visual at a recent webinar focused on truckload sourcing.

    That webinar, “The Three B’s in Truckload Sourcing Best Practices: Better Planning, Better Bidding & Better Decision Making” included insight not only from Cindy, but also representatives of Big Heart Pet Brands, SciQuest and colleague Ben Cubitt, Transplace SVP, Consulting and Engineering. Transportation sourcing event planning, bidding and decision-making best practices and examples were discussed, including top tips to keep in mind.

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