Transportation Management

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    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.

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    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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    The Choice is Clear: Vote Transplace for the Inbound Logistics 2017 Top 10 3PL Provider

    The Choice is Clear: Vote Transplace for the Inbound Logistics 2017 Top 10 3PL Provider

    - by Transplace

    Each year, the Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Providers” list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers that the publication feels are best equipped to meet and surpass readers’ evolving outsourcing needs, aiming to highlight the best logistics solutions providers that answer global supply chain and logistics challenges. At Transplace, we are proud to have been on this list for 14 consecutive years, and we’re hoping to make this year our 15th!

    Below, four of our leaders explain what the Top 3PL award means to them and how it truly reflects Transplace’s relentless pursuit of excellence for our customers.

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    TMS Talk Series Part 1: Key Considerations When Selecting a TMS

    TMS Talk Series | Part 1: Key Considerations When Selecting a TMS

    - by Transplace

    Technology is a driver of efficiency. For shippers, a transportation management system (TMS) can be the window into a world of actionable data that can truly transform your transportation network. But when selecting a TMS provider, what are some of the things you need to know? What capabilities and functionalities should it have, and how can you best put those functionalities to work for you? Our first “TMS Talk” in this newest blog series examines some of the key considerations when selecting a TMS that’s right for your organization.

  • Business - Transportation
    NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade

    NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade: Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

    - by Transplace

    By: Troy Ryley, Senior Vice President,  Mexico, Transplace

    *Note: A version of this article previously appeared in the Adam Smith Project, a new initiative on trade from the publishers of American Shipper.

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its effect on the United States has been a much-talked-about topic recently, and there exists a desire to either renegotiate or terminate NAFTA and implement additional taxes on goods that are made in Mexico and sold in the U.S. However, this would be an economic mistake for North America.

  • Business - Transportation
    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    - by Transplace

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

    There’s never a dull moment in the supply chain. That statement seems especially true thus far in 2017. We’re just over a month into the new year and there is already a myriad of questions about the market, the business landscape and how companies will be affected going forward. With issues such as changes to global trade deals, regulations and fluctuating capacity, we are quite certain that there will be an impact on the supply chain in 2017, and beyond, making it is vital for shippers, carriers and logistics service providers to keep a pulse on what’s going on in the industry.

  • Business - Transportation
    10 Tips for Leveraging Routing Guides

    10 Tips for Leveraging Routing Guides

    - by Transplace

    By: Steve Barber, Vice President of Operations, Transplace

    A routing guide plays an important role in setting the strategy for carrier selection across a variety of shipments within an organization. And while there are various routing guide forms, many in the industry have switched from paper to online portals and beyond to enhanced transportation management system (TMS) technology that enables truly dynamic routing guides for maximum cost savings and service improvement.

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    Mexican Fuel Price Hike

    Mexican Fuel Price Hike: What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    By: Ben Enriquez, SVP Transportation Services

    In Mexico, the government controls fuel prices, and has done so for many years – and the intent of deregulating the country’s fuel market has been to reflect global fuel pricing conditions. However, in the past three years, the current government has not adjusted diesel prices in accordance with the global standard. In December 2016, the Mexican government announced an increase in diesel prices for this January. Many had thought that it would be a small increase, but on January 1, the price of diesel went up a whopping 13% – 20% (depending on the region).

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Your Next Transportation Management System: TMS 2.0 – Part 1: The Supply Chain Never Sleeps

    - by Transplace

    The supply chain never sleeps. At all hours of the day and night, shipments are moving, data is being produced and exchanged and external factors that can impact your operations can arise. In part one of this two-part blog series, I’ll explain how today’s advanced technology systems now give you the visibility and capabilities necessary to control your supply chain more effectively than ever before.

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