Archive for Transplace

The Logistics Service Provider Industry is Notorious for High Employee Turnover: Does that Really Matter?

The Logistics Services Provider (LSP) is notorious for its high employee turnover. Does this matter? A leading LSP believes if you want happy customers you need happy employees.

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The Total Cost of Ownership Advantage of Cloud Solutions

The most important reason to go with a cloud solution is that is has a better total cost of ownership (TCO). These savings are driven by faster implementations, easier upgrades, better system longevity, and lower IT costs. Traditionally these advantages applied to public clouds, increasingly they now apply to private cloud solutions as well.

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Sea-Change or Shell-Game: The Transforming of International Inland Transportation

“Sea-change” is a well-used term describing significant transformations since William Shakespeare coined the phrase in “The Tempest” in 1610.  More narrowly applied to transportation and logistics, sea-changes have occurred throughout history: sail-to-steam-to-diesel propulsion or break-bulk to containerized cargo, for example. Now we are facing a more subtle sea-change – or maybe it’s more of a ripple – with the changing nature of how international import cargo is managed and paid for.  World trade has grown […]

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Guest Commentary: Driving Data Integrity in the Supply Chain

Collecting and analyzing data is critical for organizations to make strategic, data-driven decisions that positively impact the supply chain. But simply collecting data can lead companies to make incorrect decisions based on inaccurate data. As a result, data collection and integrity are critical to a company’s success – both financially and environmentally. In a recent panel at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2013 Annual Global Conference, I joined representatives from Kimberly-Clark Corporation, […]

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Continuous Moves (Part 2)

Last week, I discussed continuous moves in networks where they could be planned with a high degree of certainty. But there is another form of continuous moves — a more ad hoc, opportunistic type of move — that can be very difficult to operationalize. There are several reasons for this. First, when a carrier commits to a lane rate, the rate is based on the carrier balancing its network. A shipper is often getting an […]

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Continuous Moves (Part 1)

I’m working on developing a supplier selection tool for Transportation Management Systems (TMS), and one form of optimization a TMS can support is “continuous moves.”  I wanted to learn more about continuous moves and so I called several of our Logistics Viewpoints sponsors to discuss this topic. First of all, what is a continuous move? Continuous moves involve a shipper stringing loads together for their carrier, so that the carrier can better utilize a particular […]

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Guest Commentary: David (ASECTT) takes on Goliath (FMCSA) in CSA/SMS Battle in U.S. Court of Appeals on September 10

In the fall of 2010, before initial publication of CSA/SMS data, three trade associations sued the FMCSA in the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The case was National Association of Small Trucking Companies et al. v. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (No. 10 1402). That suit resulted in a settlement in which the FMCSA agreed, among other concessions, to the following definitive language on the CSA website: “Unless a motor carrier […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

I’m short on time this morning, so let’s go straight to the news. Transplace Updates, Enhances TMS Freight Allocation Module 2.0 Infor Delivers Automotive Innovation Throughout The Value Chain Wal-Mart buys a ‘predictive analytics’ firm (Internet Retailer) Google finalizing $1.3 billion deal for mapping company Waze (Reuters) Con-way Freight Announces 2013 General Rate Increase Freight Shipments Fell 1.2% in April from March Retailers Remain Cautious On Merchandise Imports U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

After a cold and wet holiday weekend, summer has arrived with a vengeance, with temperatures in the 90s yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Time to put away the turtlenecks and find my bathing suit. It was a relatively quiet week for news, but here’s what caught my attention: Descartes Reports Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Results Transplace Selects New Equity Partner Greenbriar Equity Group Supply Vision Partners with FindMyFreight.com U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Policy on […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 18-22, 2013)

#TwitterTurnedSevenYesterday #MostSupplyChainExecsStillDontGetIt In other news… FedEx Corp. Reports Third Quarter Earnings Oracle Reports Q3 GAAP EPS Up 6% to 52 Cents Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires Open Mile, Inc. Intelligrated acquires Datria Postmaster Launches a Simple, Intelligent API to Help SMBs Optimize and Save on Small Parcel Shipments Transplace Mexico Achieves C-TPAT Certification U.S., Canada launch truck cargo pre-inspection program (Logistics Management) Ryder Exceeds Veteran Recruiting Goal with More Than 1,000 Hires ATA Truck Tonnage […]

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