Transportation Management

  • Business - Transportation
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    A Guide to the Next-Step Network Modeling Process

    - by Transplace

    Now more so than ever, companies understand the tremendous impact that logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. And a next-step networking modeling project can deliver some serious ROI, including important data and KPIs that truly drive your supply chain strategy toward lean and efficient processes. These processes, in turn, will save your organization – and by extension, your customers – precious time, money and resources.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transplace Logistically Speaking-Mockup1

    The Food Safety Modernization Act: The Final Rule

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this blog post, I discussed the proposed Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food (STHAF) Rules. These rules establish criteria that will apply in determining whether food will be deemed adulterated because it has been transported or offered for transport under conditions that are not in compliance with the sanitary food transportation regulations. The final rules were published on April 6th, 2016 and there were some notable difference from the proposed rules.

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

    Introducing the Preferred Shipper Checklist

    - by Transplace

    Recently, Transplace announced our Preferred Shipper Checklist to help companies better understand the best practices for becoming a shipper of choice for their carrier partners. A much-talked about topic by shippers, this checklist identifies key factors in how carriers evaluate shippers and then translates that insight into an actionable scorecard to help shipper organizations achieve “preferred shipper” status with carriers.

  • Capacity Services
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Driving Toward Dedicated Fleets

    - by Transplace

    Tightening capacity and driver shortages are prompting both shippers and carriers to look toward cost-effective solutions to attract and retain new drivers. More and more frequently, these shippers and carriers are turning to dedicated fleets to drive efficiency and performance. And by using this type of fleet service, both parties are finding a whole new world of offerings such as access to technology, pricing flexibility and operational excellence.

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

    The Holidays (And Seasonal Demand) are About to Hit: Is Your Supply Chain Prepared?

    - by Transplace

    Managing the supply chain to match customer demand is difficult any time of year, but peak seasons can add a number of particular challenges. During the holiday season, companies need to capture as many sales as possible without overestimating demand and ending the season saddled with excess stock. Depending on the type of product, holiday shipments start in September, October and November — and if your product isn’t on the shelves by the first week of December, you’ve lost the sale.

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

    The Value of Transplace’s Acquisition of M33 Integrated

    - by Transplace

    As you may have heard, Transplace recently acquired M33 Integrated. A third party logistics (3PL) provider, M33 Integrated has particular strength in the flexible packaging sector, and brings a strong management team, innovative technology and an excellent customer base that are complementary to Transplace’s capabilities.

    There are a number of key reasons why acquiring M33 Integrated presents significant opportunity for Transplace and our customers.

  • Business - Transportation
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 4th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    From risk management, consumer confidence and the upcoming retail holiday season, the many intricate aspects of supply chain planning is currently top of mind for many in the transportation industry. For example, will retailers be able to keep Star Wars merchandise on the shelves when the much-anticipated new installment arrives in theaters? This week’s TIP List doesn’t have to go to a galaxy far far away to find the latest transportation trends – read on to see what’s abuzz!

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

    Looking Forward: The Rise in Trade with Mexico and Canada

    - by Transplace

    Nearshoring and even re-shoring have become very real happenings in North America. Due to a number of factors, including increased production costs in China, a rise in shipping costs for ocean and air freight, congested ports and labor unrest, many companies have chosen to move product manufacturing or assembly to Mexico. This in turn has caused an increase in order volume for finished goods traveling from Mexico to Canada, particularly in the automotive and consumer electronics industries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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