Business – Transportation

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    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.

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

    From the Transplace Team: Thank You Truck Drivers!

    - by Transplace

    As National Truck Driver Appreciation Week comes to a close, we wanted to say one last thank you to all of the hard working American truckers on the road. Truck drivers play a huge role in our everyday life and our country’s economy, and they deserve our deepest gratitude. Whether you followed our contributions here on the blog, submitted a photo showing your admiration, or took a moment to say “thank you” to a truck driver you know, your involvement has helped make this a great week!

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

    A Special Video Thank You to Our Trucking Heroes

    - by Transplace

    National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the perfect time to honor all professional truck drivers across the nation for their hard work and dedication. The 9.2 billion tons of freight that is moved on trucks annually requires nearly 3 million heavy-duty trucks and over 3 million drivers, making truck driving an incredibly valuable profession! And to celebrate the commitment that these great workers make to their vital and challenging jobs, Transplace leadership would like to express their heartfelt gratitude.

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

    We’re Celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

    - by Transplace

    Today marks the first day of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we’re taking this time to honor all professional truck drivers across the nation for their dedication and hard work. To properly celebrate the amazing commitment that these great workers bring to their important and demanding jobs, we want your involvement! Check out the infographic below to learn all of the great ways you can participate, while simultaneously soaking up some super trucking stats to kick off the week.

  • Business - Transportation
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 31st, 2015

    - by Transplace

    As we turn the calendar to September and enjoy the last summer holiday, this week’s TIP List has us focusing on the latest trends in supply chain and logistics. From manufacturing and security to the success of future leaders and optimizing performance, we have the must read links below. Read on for all the great info!

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

    Improve Your Transportation Management Program with Lean Six Sigma

    - by Transplace

    Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a quality initiative program that provides value to both customers and employees. LSS provides an opportunity for employees to be able to obtain a skill set and training in an area that brings value to their company and customers through the elimination of waste and error.

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

    Q2 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    In the second quarter of 2015 there were some interesting activities across different economic sectors worth highlighting. In last quarter’s recap blog, I shared thoughts on capacity and fuel prices. Topics highlighted below are based on economic data driving freight demand, as well as legislative and regulatory issues affecting freight transportation. Finally, see what I’m anticipating for Q3. Now, let’s get on to recapping this quarter.

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

    Top Issues Facing Carriers Today

    - by Transplace

    It’s certainly no secret that there have been a number of regulatory concerns in the trucking industry over the last 5-10 years. This regulatory activity, including HOS adjustments and the electronic log mandate, has very altruistic intentions regarding safety and environmental improvements. However, it has also had a direct impact on the costs and productivity of motor carriers which has translated into a tightening of available capacity for shippers.

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

    Retail: Maybe it’s Not the End of the World as We Know It… A Snapshot of Trends & Opportunities

    - by Transplace

    The band R.E.M. crafted many a catchy tune.  One that always sticks in my head is “It’s the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine).” While I cannot today remember every line of that fast-paced song, it always made me think of big changes coming in the world around me.  While most folks do not connect REM and retail in the same thought process, I think that the song actually does apply for practitioners in retail supply chains.  Why?  Well, to read most supply chain articles that touch on retail these days, one would be led to believe that “the end of the retail world” as we know it – an unavoidable black hole that is going to suck in brick and mortar stores and replace nearly all consumer transactions by e-commerce.  While I freely admit that a viable omni-channel strategy is certainly a key piece of the puzzle for many a retailer, the REM “I Feel Fine” phrase resonates since brick and mortar is here to stay for a wide swatch of retail sectors for decades to come.  This means that supply chain best practices will also lift up many a retailer long into the future.

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