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Some of the best St. Patrick’s Day traditions include all green attire, shamrocks and a cold pint of beer. And as more than 120 million Americans participate in the celebration,[1] there is no doubt that the holiday has a significant impact on manufacturers, retailers and supply chains. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will…

Part 2: MDI and Daily Tactical Processes In part 1 of this blog post, we discussed how, in order to deliver on the commitments made during the sales and onboarding process, organizations and their transportation partners must align their daily efforts with meeting their overall goals and objectives. And developing an OGSM is the first…

Part 1: Delivering on Promises and Achieving Goals When first engaging in a partnership, shippers and their logistics providers have certain objectives in mind. It may be to reduce transportation costs or centralize their transportation management but, unfortunately, over time, daily activities often fail to directly connect to those original objectives. In order to achieve…

It’s time to mark your calendars for the 16th annual Shipper Symposium! This year, our signature event will be held at the Omni Hotel at The Star in Frisco, TX on May 8 – 10, 2018. After more than a decade, the Shipper Symposium has become a symbol of educational excellence in the transportation industry….

By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace As many of you may already know, we recently announced that Tom Sanderson has transitioned to the role of executive chairman and will serve on Transplace’s board of directors, and that I have moved into the role of CEO. I am honored and excited to have the opportunity…

It’s almost time to start the countdown and pop the champagne! As we head into the New Year, we wanted to look back at 2017 here on Logistically Speaking and showcase some standout moments. We’ve had some great success this year, and there are a number of blog posts that deserve a special end-of-year shout-out….

As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 approaches, now is the perfect time to reflect back on what we’ve accomplished within the last 12 months. This year has been filled with many proud successes for our company, and before we ring in the New Year, we wanted to take a look back at what…

By: Greg Umstead, Vice President, Fleet & LTL Services Transportation Management, Transplace Within the last few years, less-than-truckload (LTL) rates and capacity have fluctuated. Many carriers have shifted from the traditional National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rate-setting formula to density-based pricing, which prices freight according to the amount of space the shipment uses in the…

By: Tom Sanderson CEO, Transplace and Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace Yesterday, Transplace announced that we have selected TPG Capital as our new equity partner. We are thrilled to join with TPG, and this partnership presents significant opportunity for the company and all of our customers. TPG is our third private equity partner in…

Welcome back to our newest series, “TMS Talk,” where we are exploring the ins-and-outs of all things transportation management technology. In the first post, we highlighted the different aspects of a TMS and examined some of the key considerations when selecting a TMS that’s right for your organization. In part 2, we’ll take a look…