Posts tagged with ‘logistics’

  • 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.

  • Transportation Management
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    A Quick Look Ahead: RILA 2014

    - by Transplace

    I’m looking forward to attending RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference next week (San Diego, Feb 23-26) for a number of reasons – and not just because the weather should be better! First and foremost, RILA is simply a great gathering of diverse retail supply chain professionals.  It’s also one of the most focused industry events that I’ve attended, as it exhibits a targeted, almost devout focus on logistics and the supply chain matters with respect to the retail industry and associated service providers.  This conference serves the needs of all the key constituencies in the industry, including the supply chain providers and retailers themselves while keeping a keen eye on what makes it all go – the consumer.

  • Industry News
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    Proactively Survive Mother Nature’s Fury

    - by Transplace

    Polar vortex, snowmageddon, icepocalypse…frighteningly cold and icy weather has been splashed across headlines multiple times in the past months, and there’s more winter on the way.

    For the transportation industry, winter weather disruptions have frozen capacity, driving pent-up demand for trucks when markets re-open and wreaking havoc on schedules everywhere.

    Proactively survive Mother Nature’s fury. Listen to the latest podcast from Logistically Speaking.

  • Miscellaneous
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    Top 10 Tweets From CSCMP 2013

    - by Transplace

    What a great 2013 CSCMP Conference!  Whether you stopped by our booth and spoke with us in person, or followed our #CSCMP2013 activities on Twitter from afar, thank you for connecting with us!

    We couldn’t recap CSCMP 2013 without sharing a list of the best tweets we saw from the event! So here they are (in random order) — the top 10 best tweets that caught our attention during CSCMP 2013. We hope you enjoy these, and we look forward to continuing to move the transportation and logistics conversation forward!

  • International Logistics
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    Building Safer Supply Chains as a C-TPAT Member

    - by Transplace

    Understanding supply chain risks and establishing security approaches is critical in today’s global market.  Another significant step companies can take to protect their supply chains is to become a member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.  Organizations that are C-TPAT members fully cooperate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as C-TPAT was designed to build relationships that strengthen international supply chains and U.S. border security.  It works to safeguard the world’s trade industry while also maintaining the economic health of its members.

  • Miscellaneous
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    CSCMP 2013 Preview

    - by Transplace

    Come connect with us at CSCMP next week (October 20-23) at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver!  Whether it’s stopping by our booth (#212), checking out one of our 4 speaker sessions or following us on Twitter (@Transplace – be sure to follow/use the #CSCMP2013 hashtag!) and/or Facebook, we are very excited to be participating in this great event and are looking forward to connecting with you!

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