Posts tagged with ‘transportation management’

  • TMS Talk Series
    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.

  • Miscellaneous
    Transplace Employee Training: Always Striving to Thrill

    Transplace Employee Training 2017: Always Striving to Thrill

    - by Transplace

    By: Jessica Lynch, Vice President of HR, Transplace

    It’s an especially exciting time for Transplace. From an HR perspective, our company has been growing steadily both organically from new business and through acquisitions, and we focus on attracting and developing talent in order to best meet the needs of customers and carriers. This growth has impacted the makeup of our employee base and training programs. My objective is to help new hires understand the Transplace business so we’re setting them up to be confident in their roles and to successfully thrill the customer – one of our company’s core values.

  • Business - Transportation
    Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

    Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

    - by Transplace

    By: Matthew Menner, SVP, Strategic Account Management and Brian Kenney, SVP, Truck Brokerage, Capacity Solutions

    With 2017 now in full swing, many companies are evaluating their current logistics strategies and looking to make structural improvements in the new year and beyond. In order to see the best return, some shippers immediately look to making significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network. But is your organization thinking more strategically about its capacity strategies?

  • 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.

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

    Your Next Transportation Management System: TMS 2.0 – Part 2: Software, Data and Analytics

    - by Transplace

    In part one of this two-part blog series, I explained how today’s advanced technology systems now give you the visibility and capabilities necessary to control your supply chain more effectively than ever before. The next generation of TMS now allows organizations to harness data from a number of different sources and apply it in order to enhance many aspects of their logistics and supply chain operations. In part two of this series, I’ll explain how in this next-generation TMS, software and data are finally being combined to better access and utilize important supply chain data.

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

    Is Your Transportation Network a Nightmare? – The Top 10 Things Keeping Supply Chain Professionals up at Night

    - by Transplace

    Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, pumpkins and candy corn, fun and festivities. But for many supply chain and logistics professionals, sometimes the transportation network is far from a treat – in fact, it can get seriously tricky. As we head into the end of the year, we wanted to take a look at some of the things that may be keeping supply chain professionals feeling uneasy – and carve up some possible solutions to these tangled scenarios. Check out the list below for what may be haunting your supply chain!

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

    Non-Asset Providers: 3 Things You Should Know

    - by Transplace

    In light of the recent derailments and severe weather disruptions, I wanted to illuminate some details on non-asset providers and what they add to the transportation industry. For shippers, utilizing a non-asset provider can lead to a number of benefits, especially when all of the moving parts in their supply chain aren’t going so smoothly. Below, I’ve laid out 3 important things to know about non-asset providers and how they may affect your transportation network.

  • Business - Transportation
    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.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 14th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Back to school time is almost here, and we’re studying up on transportation trends and topics sure to make an impact this fall and beyond. This week, our TIP List syllabus highlights a hiring boost in the trucking industry, the Top 10 3PL Awards and the impact of the “Brexit” on the retail supply chain. Get to work with the stories below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 3rd, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With March Madness coming to its epic conclusion, Villanova fans may be thinking a bit more about their successful brackets than current transportation trends. But be sure to take a look at this week’s TIP List, which scores points with winning topics ranging from electric logging mandates and digital supply chain disruption to biodiesel as a top alternative fuels option. Read on to see what’s trending this week!

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