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  • International Logistics
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    Check Out Our Newly Designed Transplace.com!

    - by Transplace

    Still on a high note after last week’s successful Shipper Symposium, it’s a perfect time to officially share that we’ve given Transplace.com a makeover!

    The new website is designed to focus on the partnerships, connectivity and great services that are so important to us. We revamped it to create a clean, fresh look that encourages more interaction and allows for easier navigation for visitors. Our main goal is to make sure that everyone can access the information they need quickly and easily. We also integrated more social media within the website so you can keep up with our online activities, including our latest blog posts, and so you can share pertinent information we post with your networks.

  • International Logistics
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    Shipper Symposium 2014 – Day 3 Recap

    - by Transplace

    The final day did not disappoint as this year’s Shipper Symposium came to a close.  Attendees filed into the main ballroom in anticipation of hearing from speakers Economist Paul Bingham and former President of Mexico Vicente Fox in addition to hearing thoughts from the “NAFTA @ 20” panel.

    But it wouldn’t be a Shipper Symposium if there wasn’t some fun and humor to get our day started! First up was Kecia Gray, Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications, who addressed everyone with a short, but very interactive welcome. From highlighting details of how far the event has come over the last 12 years to showing off Shipper Symposium attendee selfies, Kecia thanked all the sponsors, attendees and especially her teams for helping make the Signature Event better and better with each following year.

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    Shipper Symposium 2014 – Day 2 Recap

    - by Transplace

    Day 2 kicked off early for many Shipper Symposium attendees brave enough to face the cooler temps and stormy weather forecast to attend the 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic, but it was worth the gamble as blue skies and sunshine prevailed by late morning.

    Instead of golf, some attendees chose to check out the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. As the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration the museum is also a Federal agency and is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

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    Shipper Symposium 2014 – Day 1 Recap

    - by Transplace

    Did you know 20 Reagan National Airports can fit inside the sprawling expanse of DFW and that this airport ranks 4th in operations and 10th in number of passengers serviced nationwide? These fun facts about Dallas reminded us of why we’re here this week and helped to get our first day rolling as we prepared to listen to an array of speakers at the 12th annual Shipper Symposium. Many transportation, economic and industry luminaries are here to learn, talk about logistics, build relationships and much more. We’re going to do our best to share our favorite highlights of Day 1. Read on to see what you might’ve missed!

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    PSST! Why HR Requires Your Attention

    - by Transplace

    In 2011, Transplace increased its focus on human resources (HR). First, by hiring Adrianne Court as Chief Human Resources Officer and second by supporting her vision, which transformed the HR functions within the organization in less than two years. By focusing on areas such as continuous investment in learning and professional development, reward and recognition and talent development programs, we’ve seen the impacts of a great HR department that are felt both internally by employees and externally by customers.  And most recently, others have recognized it as well. In December, Adrianne was named as DallasHR’s Human Resources Executive of the Year Award, an annual award recognizing an HR executive who has exemplified the strategic role of HR and who is an outstanding leader within the HR community.

  • Shipper Symposium
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    Make Your Mark at the 2014 Shipper Symposium!

    - by Transplace

    It’s hard to believe that this is the 12th year of our signature industry event! Shipper Symposium is a professional networking event attended by leading industry experts armed with unique insight on global, national and local transportation opportunities and challenges. With a robust list of keynote and session speakers featuring some of the top influencers in the supply chain and logistics community – this year’s Shipper Symposium can’t get here soon enough!

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    Tackling the More Complex Aspects of Collaboration

    - by Transplace

    Collaboration can be a tricky strategy to tackle at first, but best practices can make the challenge of collaborative distribution worth pursuing.  Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when beginning any co-loading partnership in order to achieve the best possible results:

  • International Logistics
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    Reflecting on 20 Years of NAFTA

    - by Transplace

    The first day of 2014 marked 20 years to the day of which the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was entered into force by the United States, Canada and Mexico.  According to the Office  of the United States Trade Representative website, NAFTA created the world’s largest free trade area, which now links 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.

    To get a better understanding of the impact of NAFTA over the last two decades, we sat down with Transplace Mexico’s managing directors, Troy Ryley and Jose Minarro, to discuss this pivotal agreement, why we’re better off with it and what needs to change.

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    The 12-Step Program to Become a Shipper of Choice

    - by Transplace

    As we gear up for this year’s 12th Annual Shipper Symposium, we think back to the great speakers we’ve had over the last decade  – from Marci Rossell to T. Boone Pickens and many, many more in between. All have been accomplished and storied speakers to have graced the main stage of our signature event.

    Most recently, 2013 speaker Thomas Albrecht from BB&T Capital Markets, shared great insight into what shippers can do to win favor from their carrier base and strengthen these critical relationships. We’ve captured that insight and turned it into 12 steps that shippers can take to become a preferred partner for carriers. Read on to find out what it takes to get to attain preferred partner status.

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    Cross-Border Transportation Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

    - by Transplace

    Volatile shipping rates and capacity, uncertain forecasts, limited alternatives and overall speed-to-market needs are driving many companies to near-source operations to Mexico. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind when revamping your cross-border strategy in order to effectively do business south of the border.  We caught up with Troy Ryley and Jose Minarro, managing directors for Transplace Mexico, and freshened up some cross-border transportation tips, which originally appeared in Inbound Logistics. Read on for some sound transportation advice!

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