Transportation Management

  • Business - Transportation
    Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2017

    Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2017

    - by Transplace

    The last quarter of 2017 may be behind us, but your organization still needs to be looking ahead to keep pace with this ever-changing industry. That’s where Transplace’s Industry Insight Report – your quarterly overview of transportation trends, capacity and truckload rates, economic insight and much more – can help! As we begin 2018, we wanted to provide a recap of the industry in Q4 2017 and look ahead to the many things changing throughout the transportation landscape moving forward.

  • Business - Transportation
    Topping off 2017: The Top 5 Logistically Speaking Blog Posts of The Year

    Topping off 2017: The Top 5 Logistically Speaking Blog Posts of The Year

    - by Transplace

    It’s almost time to start the countdown and pop the champagne! As we head into the New Year, we wanted to look back at 2017 here on Logistically Speaking and showcase some standout moments. We’ve had some great success this year, and there are a number of blog posts that deserve a special end-of-year shout-out. Below, you’ll find a list of the five most popular posts in 2017 – take a look and let us know which was your favorite, and what you’d like to see more of here on the blog in 2018.

  • Business - Transportation
    Thanksgiving Supply Chain: How Black Friday & Cyber Monday May Impact Your Operations

    Thanksgiving Supply Chain: How Black Friday & Cyber Monday May Impact Your Operations

    - by Transplace

    The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the subsequent holiday season is often the start of increased capacity constraints and a precursor to the supply chain challenges that typically remain for the rest of the year. In the current market, there is already a lot of activity that is drawing from normal OTR capacity, and things have gotten tight throughout many direct-to-consumer (DTC) channels.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transplace Think Tank: Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

    Transplace Think Tank: Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

    - by Transplace

    Earlier this year, through the support of Steve Moore, Vice President, Operations at Transplace, employees Jordan Donmoyer, Matthew Todd, Nolan Plourde, Zain Abdeen and Parker Belden created a “Think Tank” at Transplace. Their ongoing mission is to “influence those around us with a revolutionary mindset of continuous improvement by cultivating empowered thought leaders.”

  • TMS Talk Series
    TMS Talk Series - Part 5: Propelling Your Organization into the Future with Meaningful Data

    TMS Talk Series – Part 5: Propelling Your Organization into the Future with Meaningful Data

    - by Transplace

    Welcome back to our “TMS Talk” series, where we are discussing what the right transportation management technology can do for your organization. In part 5 of this series, we’ll discuss how a TMS can help you use meaningful data to empower your organization to tackle anything that may be on the transportation horizon.

  • Business - Transportation
    The Canadian Transportation Market: What Shippers Need to Know

    The Canadian Transportation Market: What Shippers Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    By: Brian Ware, VP Marketing, Business Development, Canada

    As the second largest geographical country in the world and the 10th largest economy, Canadian supply chains face different operational challenges than those in the U.S. Recently, I was interviewed by Adrian Gonzalez on Talking Logistics and discussed some of the current trends in the Canadian transportation industry. In this post, I will highlight some of those trends; as well as explain some of the current challenges shippers are facing, ways to reduce supply chain costs and some best practices for improving operations.

  • TMS Talk Series
    TMS Talk Series - Part 4: Mitigating Risk with the Right TMS

    TMS Talk Series – Part 4: Mitigating Risk with the Right TMS

    - by Transplace

    Welcome back to our newest series, “TMS Talk,” where we are exploring the ins-and-outs of all things transportation management technology. In part 4 of this series, we’ll discuss how a TMS can help your company most effectively manage supply chain risk. Optimizing your transportation management is more than just saving a few dollars per load – it’s about making strategic, data-driven business decisions that allow you to reduce risk and drive meaningful change throughout your organization.

  • TMS Talk Series
    TMS Talk Series - Part 3: The Business Case for Transportation Management

    TMS Talk Series – Part 3: The Business Case for Transportation Management

    - by Transplace

    For many organizations, transportation and logistics is often viewed in a bubble that doesn’t quite fit in with the overall strategy or is factored in to business goals. In reality, transportation touches a number of departments within a company and can have a significant impact on its bottom line, overall operational efficiency and ability to service its customers at a high level.

    Part three of our TMS Talk series will discuss some of the ways that your organization, whether small-to-midsized or enterprise, can make a persuasive business case for the right TMS to help improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and drive meaningful change.

  • Business - Transportation
    The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

    The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

    - by Transplace

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

    No one can argue that the rise of ecommerce and omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the supply chain in recent years. Once consumers were shown what was possible in the world of online retailing and home delivery, their behavior – and expectations – began to change. This shift forced retailers to change how they did business, worked with suppliers and served their customers. Now consumers can compare products from multiple manufacturers and/or retailers in order to find best product at the best price – all from the comfort of their own home – and then have it delivered within days or even hours.

  • TMS Talk Series
    Transportation Network Optimization: The 3-Legged Stool

    TMS Talk Series – Part 2: The Importance of Having the Right Strategy Behind Your TMS

    - by Transplace

    Welcome back to our newest series, “TMS Talk,” where we are exploring the ins-and-outs of all things transportation management technology. In the first post, we highlighted the different aspects of a TMS and examined some of the key considerations when selecting a TMS that’s right for your organization. In part 2, we’ll take a look at the importance of having the right transportation management strategy behind this powerful technology.

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