Author archive for Transplace

  • 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.

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24th, 2019

    - by Transplace

    The saying goes, “March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.” And as the new month kicks off this week, many across the country are hoping for warmer weather to come. To try to get us into the spirit of spring, this week’s TIP List includes a plethora of bright trends impacting the future of transportation such as the impact of technology on the supply chain and the current state of the economy.

  • Business - Transportation

    Letter from the CEO: 2019 Outlook & Strategies to be Successful

    - by Transplace

    The past year was challenging to say the least. The confluence of a high performing economy with finite trucking capacity that had already been impacted by regulatory changes, a driver shortage and severe weather events, resulted in capacity constraints and, ultimately, exorbitant freight costs. These challenges caused a number of service and cost issues for shippers throughout the year.

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17th, 2019

    - by Transplace

    The recent observance of President’s Day brought to mind the influential leaders of the past that helped construct the foundations of our country. In honor of the holiday, we’ve curated this week’s TIP List to showcase some of the trends shaping the future of the transportation and supply chain industry. Leading stories include the impact of emerging technologies on managed transportation services and strategies CPG businesses are implementing for success.

  • 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.

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 10th, 2019

    - by Transplace

    Highlights of tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day celebration include thoughtful cards, chocolates and flowers. And this week, our TIP List is inspired by the loving holiday – embracing some of the sweetest trends impacting the supply chain industry. From potential U.S. infrastructure updates to the ability of a TMS to reduce transportation costs, we’re sure you’ll love the articles below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019

    - by Transplace

    This past weekend was Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring season! And with this anticipation of warmer temperatures, our weekly TIP List provides the latest read on the current supply chain climate. Dive in below for info on how the emergence of millennials is impacting the industry and a report to help retail shippers meet changing delivery requirements.

  • Business - Transportation

    Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

    - by Transplace

    Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks. This next-gen inventory strategy has put pressure on businesses to meet growing consumer demands by having products where and when they want them. To overcome the challenges presented by these evolving expectations, major retailers are also evolving their business processes and increasing delivery requirements to keep pace with customer demand and gain a competitive advantage.

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 27th, 2019

    - by Transplace

    Are you ready for some football? This weekend, the Patriots and Rams are facing off in the Super Bowl and many are weighing in with predictions and placing bets on who will come out victorious. Likewise, this week’s TIP List features some sure winners in logistics and supply chain news, including updates on trucking regulations and the Truck Tonnage Index increase in 2018.

  • 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.

Load More