Posts tagged with ‘operations’

  • Business - Transportation

    Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods

    - by Transplace

    Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at Labelmaster’s Dangerous Goods Symposium, a forum to share the latest in dangerous goods regulatory updates, innovation, training best practices and practical solutions to keep companies up-to-date on the latest hazmat shipping regulations. During my presentation, I discussed innovation and the role of Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the dangerous goods supply chain, sharing both the challenges and opportunities within the industry while highlighting the technologies available to help shippers manage these goods safely and efficiently.

  • Business - Transportation

    Logistics Alert: What the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards Mean for the Shipping Industry

    - by Transplace

    Earlier this year, we shared some important information about the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announcing a new standard regarding the acceptable levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions in bunker fuel – all in an effort to reduce air pollution from container ships. With less than six months to the full implementation of the emissions standard, there is still uncertainty throughout the global shipping industry about its overall impact. In this post, I’ll examine what shippers need to know about the new fuel guidelines and discuss how it could affect their business.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 21st, 2019

    - by Transplace

    With this week’s observance of Earth Day, it’s only natural that our TIP List showcases a number of stories impacting the current transportation environment. Highlights include the positive effect of predictive analytics on supply chains and how software as a service is helping to bring TMS technology to shippers. Read below for the full scoop on the industry climate:

  • Business - Transportation

    Transplace’s Investment in a New Center of Excellence

    - by Transplace

    Yesterday, we announced that we are breaking ground on a new operations center in Rogers, Arkansas. The goal of the newest Center of Excellence (COE) is twofold: to support our growing investment in technology and to accommodate our plan as an organization to add hundreds of new employees over the next several years. This will continue to strengthen our ability to deliver comprehensive technology and logistics services to today’s supply chain.

  • Business - Transportation

    Managed Transportation Services: What’s the Role of Innovative Technology?

    - by Transplace

    There is no doubt that the technology landscape has evolved from what it was 10 or even five years ago – and the continued emergence of new innovations such as real-time visibility solutions, machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence has also impacted the managed transportation space. I recently had the opportunity to discuss this topic with Adrian Gonzalez on an episode of Talking Logistics. Below are some of the key insights shared during our conversation, including a rundown of current emerging tech transportation trends and what you can expect to see in 2019 and beyond.

  • International Logistics

    Logistics Alert: Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

    - by Transplace

    Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along volatility of these costs to their shipper customers.

  • Business - Transportation

    From the Archives: A Look Back at Some Top Logistically Speaking Topics

    - by Transplace

    2019 is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to take a trip back into our Logistically Speaking archives and showcase some of the topics that have been of particular interest to our readers over the past few years. These blogs have stood the test of time, and revisiting older trends is often a helpful way to frame current conversations and further all of our respective industry educations.

  • Business - Transportation
    Logistics Management - Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

    Logistics Management Report: Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

    - by Transplace

    Logistics Management Report: Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services In the current freight market, it truly is “survival of…

  • International Logistics
    Logistics Alert: International Shipping in the Current Time of Tariffs

    Logistics Alert: International Shipping in the Current Time of Tariffs

    - by Transplace

    As headlines surrounding new tariffs may have shippers concerned about their potential impact, it’s important to keep ahead of the headlines. The industry is already well into the traditional peak season import period (which is July through November annually), and importers are ramping up for the upcoming holidays. However, the uncertainty of current tariffs and the potential impact of any future regulations appears to be adding to the overall container volume loadings out of China, causing a few key concerns.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 10th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Are you still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? The National Retail Federation recently reported that this year’s top presents for dads are special outings, clothing, gift cards and electronics. And our Father’s Day gift to you is our weekly TIP List – below are some of the hottest transportation stories, including increases in truck orders and strategies to improve cross-border trade. We hope all the fathers out there have a fantastic weekend!

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