Risk Taking and Transportation Procurement

By on Tuesday May 12th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Tips from article by Nick Martindale in Supply Management, May 12th, 2015, ” Time for procurement professionals to take some risks.” Top tips: • Try doing something different and don’t use due process as an excuse not to try • Make better use of smaller suppliers • Try taking a flexible and partnership-based approach with […]

It’s All About the “U” Word for Shippers Going Forward

By on Tuesday September 30th, 2014 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Supply Chain, Trends. No Comments.

    inShare  Print This   E-mail This If companies have any hopes of mitigating rate increases, securing capacity, and being perceived as a preferred shipper to their carriers, it is time to concentrate on the 3 “U”s 1) UTILIZATION:  idle equipment does not generate sufficient revenue to a carrier. Carriers want  to increase UTILIZATION/turn […]

Campbell Soup Partners with Transplace

By on Thursday August 14th, 2014 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Trends. No Comments.

On June 18th, 2014, Campbell and Transplace announced a partnership, through which Transplace will manage all transportation management activities for the manufacturer throughout the United States. These managed services include deployment of  Transplace’s TMS to monitor transportation operations, on time delivery, shipment visibility, reduce transportation costs, analysis,  reporting as well as utilizing Transplace’s  TRANSMATCH co-shipping […]

Is Your TMS too ” Truck Centric”? Is it Capable of Handling Increased Shipping by Rail and Intermodal

By on Monday June 9th, 2014 in Carrier Capacity, Joe in the Press, Rail, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Trends. No Comments.

Intermodal continues to increase year over year; more shippers are re-discovering  the rail box car; two new refrigerated unit train services ( McKay TransCold Express and Green Express) have been announced and Railex, who currently operates refrigerated unit trains  is expanding to Florida.  Are your systems, inventory strategies, facilities, and people ready for this shifting? […]

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