Posts tagged with ‘visibility’

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    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.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 10th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With the 2016 MLB season officially underway, you may already be hoping that your favorite home team will be this year’s World Series Champions. But only time will tell, of course. In the meantime, our TIP List this week looks at some contenders for game-changing performance in the supply chain and transportation industry, including small commercial drones, new rules for food shippers and the Internet of Things. Let’s play ball!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 28th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    As we enter the third month of 2016, the old saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” is definitely fitting if you’re located in the Midwest. And we’re sure folks on the East Coast are also ready for some more spring-like weather. As we’re counting down the days until spring, this week’s TIP List is helping us pass the time – featuring trends across a variety of domestic and international regions. Check out what topics are heating up below!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 29th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days have officially passed, holiday retail trends continue to stay top of mind in the transportation industry. From a big boost in online Black Friday shopping to an ongoing surge in auto sales, the holiday retail supply chain is becoming more important than ever before. This week’s TIP List is fully stocked – check out all of the popular stories below!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 22nd, 2015

    - by Transplace

    The Thanksgiving Day holiday later this week serves as a great reminder for us to give thanks and appreciate others. It also represents the official start to the holiday season. To help you get into the spirit of the season, we gathered up some holiday-themed TIPs full of bountiful transportation trends to share. Gobble up the latest and greatest happenings the transportation industry is serving up below!

  • 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.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation Optimization Opportunities in the Oil and Gas Industry

    - by Transplace

    Oil and gas is a truly unique industry. From its world-class production technology to its incredibly diverse needs, those who work in oil and gas have seen many changes over the years.  Most have probably faced some very unique supply chain challenges, such as having to make a delivery to latitude-longitude coordinates (sometimes deliveries can be miles into a vast ranch in a very remote area).  And because the industry also operates 24/7/365, operators must sometimes secure equipment on a hot-shot basis due to the cost of operations, as it can be a tremendous loss if an oil well goes down.  Unlike other industries, those working in oil and gas have to deal with constant, round-the-clock pressure.

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    Shipper Symposium 2014 – Day 2 Recap

    - by Transplace

    Day 2 kicked off early for many Shipper Symposium attendees brave enough to face the cooler temps and stormy weather forecast to attend the 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic, but it was worth the gamble as blue skies and sunshine prevailed by late morning.

    Instead of golf, some attendees chose to check out the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. As the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration the museum is also a Federal agency and is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

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    Getting the Most Out of Your Freight Broker: Part 3

    - by Transplace

    Rounding out our 3-part series on getting more from your freight broker, we turn our attention to supply chain visibility and disruptions, and how critical this partnership becomes when the unexpected happens.

    The globalization of manufacturing and its supply chain has created a transportation network at considerable risk of disruption. Blizzards, tornado outbreaks, hurricane events and other natural disasters all impact regional infrastructure and vital systems within the affected areas.  But the true chaos begins after the event —supply chain disruptions are inevitable after large-scale disasters and political unrest. The more companies can do to improve their transportation visibility and agility, the better prepared they are to mitigate the impact of both major disasters as well as navigate around the daily disruptions, such as market fluctuations in capacity and pricing.  Below are five key steps to ensure your company and your freight broker are fully prepared for events that could disrupt your transportation needs:

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