Author Archive for Mark McEntire

Freight Accessorials for CPG Companies: Augmenting Revenue While Covering Costs…And Then Some!

The challenge of adapting to the constantly-changing needs of consumers and retailers is compounded by the push for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to become lean and cut costs within their own operations. The effect of this can be noticed in numerous areas, but three major shifts have greatly impacted CPG companies and the way they operate. More Private Label and Store Brands: As a way to save money, consumers are looking for cheaper alternatives […]

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Guest Commentary: CPG Companies Collaborate on Sharing Best Practices and on the Road

For years, collaboration has been a major topic of interest for shippers that focus on best practices and innovative supply chain strategies. But with growing uncertainty around an economic rebound and shifts in capacity, forward-thinking shippers are talking about collaboration to improve their supply chain operations and to better serve their customer base. For the past five years, Transplace has brought together leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies for its annual CPG Summit, where supply […]

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