Posts tagged with ‘transportation management’

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

    Lean Six Sigma as a Key Differentiator in Your Business

    - by Transplace

    Those in the transportation industry are always looking for new ways to bring enhanced quality and efficiency into the supply chain. And to work toward these goals, many companies are bringing value to their customers through the elimination of waste and error while also helping their employees obtain new skills sets through Lean Six Sigma.

  • 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.

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

    A Special Video Thank You to Our Trucking Heroes

    - by Transplace

    National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the perfect time to honor all professional truck drivers across the nation for their hard work and dedication. The 9.2 billion tons of freight that is moved on trucks annually requires nearly 3 million heavy-duty trucks and over 3 million drivers, making truck driving an incredibly valuable profession! And to celebrate the commitment that these great workers make to their vital and challenging jobs, Transplace leadership would like to express their heartfelt gratitude.

  • Supply Chain Consulting
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

    - by Transplace

    Everyone has experienced this scenario: a great event is planned in advance, a timeline is set with a predetermined flow of the party, from when guests arrive to the food and music, all the way to their departure at the end of the evening. But as with most events, the host may experience some hiccups along the way. The same goes for many planned and well-organized supply chain processes – they carry with them the threat of unplanned and unintended events, especially when moving product from the point of origin to its final destination. And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process.

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

    Improve Your Transportation Management Program with Lean Six Sigma

    - by Transplace

    Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a quality initiative program that provides value to both customers and employees. LSS provides an opportunity for employees to be able to obtain a skill set and training in an area that brings value to their company and customers through the elimination of waste and error.

  • Supply Chain Consulting
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    A Holistic Roadmap for Uncovering Your Transportation Network Savings

    - by Transplace

    Shippers are continuously looking for ways to reduce their transportation costs. Yet, transportation doesn’t lack when it comes to complexity with its many moving parts. Add in the need for smart resources, strong industry experience and quality skills needed to ensure that transportation networks are optimized, and inefficiencies can easily creep in. By looking holistically at a transportation network across an enterprise, shippers may find that unexplored areas can bring about unexpected savings. Likewise, inefficiencies through common practices may also be brought to light and therefore given the opportunity to be corrected and improved.

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

    A Preview of Shipper Symposium 2015 – Lucky #13!

    - by Transplace

    With spring temperatures (hopefully!) right around the corner, it can only mean one thing: our annual Shipper Symposium will be here before we know it! We’re lucky enough to be hosting our 13th signature industry event that brings together the brightest minds in transportation. Built upon educational excellence, the Shipper Symposium means attendees are learning from each other, sharing their experiences and insight on national and local supply chain challenges and digging into opportunities to uncover efficiency and cost savings.

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

    Oil Prices are Falling! How Does this Affect Your Transportation Management?

    - by Transplace

    Recently, it’s not the sky that’s falling – it’s oil prices. Oil was more than 100 dollars a barrel at the start of the summer. Now it’s around 56 dollars a barrel, and many forecasts say it could go lower still.

    So what exactly is going on, and how does it affect your transportation network?

    There are a number of reasons for the drop in oil prices; first, our boon finally caught up in terms of mid-stream ability to take product to market. Prior to this catch-up point, a challenge existed in how oil was brought up through pipelines – but now, there’s a glut of materials available in the market. Additionally, OPEC’s decision not to cut production continues to drive the supply, forcing other smaller producers to cut back on their production amounts.

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