Posts tagged with ‘logistics’

  • Transportation Management
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    Customer Perspective: What Does it Take to Maintain a Great Partnership?

    - by Transplace

    It takes some serious time and effort to maintain a great, long-lasting partnership, but when that time and effort pays off, there can be extensive benefits for both parties.

    For example, chemical customers are very different from other industries – electronic chemical is a highly demanding market, creating parts of chips for laptops, cellphones, iPads, and other technology. It’s important that the manufacturers have materials exactly when they need them, as it’s very expensive to shut down production for even a short amount of time.

  • Transportation Management
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    Customer Perspective: Do Your Partnerships Pack a Punch?

    - by Transplace

    Partnerships are extremely important on a number of levels, and they drive so much of what we do in our industry – but what exactly are the ins-and-outs of a strong, mutually-beneficial partnership?

    While the term “partnership” is very over-used in many industries, fundamentally, it means that both parties working together are achieving the desired results. However, when KMG Chemicals began looking for a partnership, we were looking for something that was far more structured in order to be beneficial on a much higher level.

  • International Logistics
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    Check Out Our Newly Designed Transplace.com!

    - by Transplace

    Still on a high note after last week’s successful Shipper Symposium, it’s a perfect time to officially share that we’ve given Transplace.com a makeover!

    The new website is designed to focus on the partnerships, connectivity and great services that are so important to us. We revamped it to create a clean, fresh look that encourages more interaction and allows for easier navigation for visitors. Our main goal is to make sure that everyone can access the information they need quickly and easily. We also integrated more social media within the website so you can keep up with our online activities, including our latest blog posts, and so you can share pertinent information we post with your networks.

  • International Logistics
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    Shipper Symposium 2014 – Day 3 Recap

    - by Transplace

    The final day did not disappoint as this year’s Shipper Symposium came to a close.  Attendees filed into the main ballroom in anticipation of hearing from speakers Economist Paul Bingham and former President of Mexico Vicente Fox in addition to hearing thoughts from the “NAFTA @ 20” panel.

    But it wouldn’t be a Shipper Symposium if there wasn’t some fun and humor to get our day started! First up was Kecia Gray, Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications, who addressed everyone with a short, but very interactive welcome. From highlighting details of how far the event has come over the last 12 years to showing off Shipper Symposium attendee selfies, Kecia thanked all the sponsors, attendees and especially her teams for helping make the Signature Event better and better with each following year.

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    Shipper Symposium 2014 – Day 1 Recap

    - by Transplace

    Did you know 20 Reagan National Airports can fit inside the sprawling expanse of DFW and that this airport ranks 4th in operations and 10th in number of passengers serviced nationwide? These fun facts about Dallas reminded us of why we’re here this week and helped to get our first day rolling as we prepared to listen to an array of speakers at the 12th annual Shipper Symposium. Many transportation, economic and industry luminaries are here to learn, talk about logistics, build relationships and much more. We’re going to do our best to share our favorite highlights of Day 1. Read on to see what you might’ve missed!

  • Shipper Symposium
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    PSST! Why HR Requires Your Attention

    - by Transplace

    In 2011, Transplace increased its focus on human resources (HR). First, by hiring Adrianne Court as Chief Human Resources Officer and second by supporting her vision, which transformed the HR functions within the organization in less than two years. By focusing on areas such as continuous investment in learning and professional development, reward and recognition and talent development programs, we’ve seen the impacts of a great HR department that are felt both internally by employees and externally by customers.  And most recently, others have recognized it as well. In December, Adrianne was named as DallasHR’s Human Resources Executive of the Year Award, an annual award recognizing an HR executive who has exemplified the strategic role of HR and who is an outstanding leader within the HR community.

  • Shipper Symposium
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    Make Your Mark at the 2014 Shipper Symposium!

    - by Transplace

    It’s hard to believe that this is the 12th year of our signature industry event! Shipper Symposium is a professional networking event attended by leading industry experts armed with unique insight on global, national and local transportation opportunities and challenges. With a robust list of keynote and session speakers featuring some of the top influencers in the supply chain and logistics community – this year’s Shipper Symposium can’t get here soon enough!

  • Shipper Symposium
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    The 12-Step Program to Become a Shipper of Choice

    - by Transplace

    As we gear up for this year’s 12th Annual Shipper Symposium, we think back to the great speakers we’ve had over the last decade  – from Marci Rossell to T. Boone Pickens and many, many more in between. All have been accomplished and storied speakers to have graced the main stage of our signature event.

    Most recently, 2013 speaker Thomas Albrecht from BB&T Capital Markets, shared great insight into what shippers can do to win favor from their carrier base and strengthen these critical relationships. We’ve captured that insight and turned it into 12 steps that shippers can take to become a preferred partner for carriers. Read on to find out what it takes to get to attain preferred partner status.

  • Miscellaneous
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    Top Tweets That Captured Key Themes of RILA 2014!

    - by Transplace

    From the inspirational speakers and sharing supply chain insight, to being able to build upon relationships – RILA gets better every year!  This year’s event gave us the opportunity to strengthen connections and network within an outstanding community of retail, supply chain and logistics professionals. We were also listening to the #RILAsupply chain hashtag on Twitter throughout the conference and came across some really insightful tweets! Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order:

  • Transportation Management
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    Winning the Logistics Battle Against Accessorial Charges

    - by Transplace

    A lot of small equals big.  Without innovative strategy and a watchful eye, accessorial charges quickly add up, whittling away at your profits. Consequently, it is important to work with providers that will fight hard to ensure that your bottom line does not suffer from these avoidable extra costs.

    Accessorial charges present obvious complexities, but understanding how they are trending can empower logistics management teams to reach new standards in mitigating these add-ons.  To that end, Transplace’s Consulting & Engineering team recently conducted the Accessorial Benchmarking Project – a study that revealed accessorial charge trends by identifying the most common core and miscellaneous charges, the percentage of shippers actually billing those charges and the rates they are charging. These insights not only assist in negotiating transportation spends on the front end, but also serve to inform transportation management strategists where to focus their efforts in avoiding them all together.

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