Category: Industry News

*The below is an excerpt of an article first published in Talking Logistics. One of the key lessons learned from 2020 is that companies can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines when it comes to investing in technology and digital transformation. This is not only true for manufacturers and retailers, but for logistics…

By: Tracy Rosser, EVP, Operations, Transplace Transplace manages more than 800,000 shipments into major retailers each year for iconic brands like Del Monte, Nestlé Waters, Kellogg’s, McCormick and Mars. With a centralized group focused solely on OTIF excellence, our team of retail logistics experts has deep experience in the OTIF program and the appointment scheduling…

Transplace’s third acquisition of 2020 advances the company’s strategic mission of supply chain visibility, innovation and optimization. Since the pandemic and global shutdowns, manufacturers face challenges such as too much inventory or the inability to scale to customer demand. Logistics leaders are seeking new strategies for inventory management and improving inbound logistics. Transplace’s latest acquisition,…

With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. The situation is still fluid, as mentioned in our previous report, and Transplace will continue to release updates as…

By: Mollie Bailey, Vice President, International, 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…

Introducing Real-Time Visibility: A Standard for All of Our Customers By: Michelle McBride, Senior Product Manager, Transplace We recently announced real-time visibility for truckload as a standard capability, without any extra transaction or integration fees, for all of our managed transportation services and Transportation Management System (TMS) customers. We are thrilled to be the first…

We’re halfway through 2019, and throughout the past six months, the transportation industry has experienced a number of events that have affected shippers and carriers alike—including the annual Roadcheck inspection and ongoing capacity fluctuations. But no matter what the current landscape looks like, it’s critical that businesses understand the widespread influence that industry events can…

Three months into 2019, the industry has already experienced a number of developments impacting shippers and carriers alike. For example, we’ve recently seen events such as the bomb cyclone, flooding in the Midwest and the ongoing gridlock at the U.S.-Mexico Border impact supply chains across North America and directly affect the freight market. It’s critical…

By: Mark McEntire, Senior Vice President of Operations, Transplace Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks. This next-gen inventory strategy has put pressure on businesses to meet growing consumer demands by having products where and when they want them. To…

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…