Tag: manufacturing

“Survival of the fittest” is the mantra of today’s freight market, as driver shortages, capacity imbalances, federal government regulations and robust economic conditions continue to impact transportation costs. These challenges are further being complicated by consumers demanding greater product variety and availability at the lowest price, which puts pressure on an organization’s already strained supply…

Capacity Trends and Tips for International Roadcheck and Beyond 2018 was a historic year for the transportation industry. The truckload (TL) market was extremely tight due to limited capacity—and as a result, many shippers looked to alternative modes of transportation to move their freight and went to extra lengths to increase efficiency and reduce costs….

Our 17th annual Shipper Symposium in Dallas, Texas wrapped up today — and from the insightful keynote speakers and breakout presenters to the activities and attendees, we’re positive that this year’s event has been one of the best yet. During the three days, industry leaders, executives, partners, sponsors and shippers had the opportunity to discuss…

**The following is an update to the Logistics Alert blog originally posted on April 3, 2019. As stated to the press yesterday, President Trump will not be closing the U.S-Mexico border. According to Time, “Trump told reporters Thursday he would try the ‘less drastic measure’ before resorting to his standing border-closure threat.” However, border control…

The 17th annual Shipper Symposium is coming up fast! Join us at this year’s signature event on May 6-8, 2019, at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas. You can expect some of the best and brightest leaders from the transportation and supply chain industries to be in attendance at this 48-hour event, and we…

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…

It’s that time of year again! As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 approaches, now is the perfect opportunity to take a look back at all we have accomplished within the last 12 months. This year has been filled with many exciting moments, and before we ring in the New Year, we wanted to…

For many children, one of the most exciting parts of Halloween is dressing up and trick-or-treating to collect as much candy as possible. And there’s certainly no doubt that the holiday is a delightful time for kids – but have you ever thought about its substantial impact on U.S. retailers, manufactures and supply chains? This…

With only a few months left in 2018, there are a number of key market trends and industry conditions left to explore – especially with the jam-packed holiday season coming up for organizations in the retail space and beyond. In addition to the anticipation of the peak holiday shipping season, recent events such as Hurricane…

It’s Manufacturing Day! This yearly celebration of modern manufacturing occurs on the first Friday of October, and strives to address common misperceptions about the industry and give manufacturers a day to showcase what they do and examine some of the most important aspects of their world. In honor of this day, we wanted to share…