network-analysis

4 Signs It’s Time for a Network Analysis.Transportfolio Supply chains are innately complex. The dynamic global marketplace, ever-changing landscape of the transportation industry, and shifting business goals provide the right environment for complexity to thrive. That’s where working with a third party logistics provider (3PL) with knowledgeable supply chain engineers comes into play. With dedicated [...]

Ocean-Freight-Logistics

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). It enables you to take the best advantage of space. But you’ll need to work with a forwarder that has specific LCL capabilities to get [...]

Ocean-Freight-Logistics

Mega Ships, Mega Impact: Making Waves in Ocean Freight Logistics | Transportfolio We all know that when we go to the store to purchase an item, we often look for a good bargain. After all, when we save a few dollars here and there, it starts to add up. With this in mind, let’s apply [...]

What challenges face our trucking industry? | The Road What do you, as a carrier, want to talk about? All day, every day you’re bombarded with messaging. Maybe it’s TV and radio commercials telling you what products to buy. Maybe it’s a new government regulation telling you how to run your carrier business. Now it’s […]

Key Carrier Spotlight: CJ Transportation | The Road As I discussed in one of my previous posts, a successful and strategic truckload bidding season is about more than submitting the lowest rate possible. By default, most shippers send RFPs that ask for point-to-point pricing on long haul truckloads (moving more than 250 miles from origin […]

GlobalProppant Infographic

6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain The oil and gas industry is vitally important; it keeps our lights on, gets our cars moving, and supports technological innovation. Because oil and gas supply chain effects are so widespread, business operations absolutely cannot suffer delays or disruptions. Thus, optimizing your oil and gas [...]

logistics trends 2017

3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio It’s bound to be an interesting year for logistics. Even if we dismiss the effects of geopolitics on globalization, there are still a number of disrupters, such as ecommerce and merger and acquisition activity, which could lead to volatility in the transportation marketplace.

lead-times-datagram

Secrets to Strategic Truckload Bids: What to do if you’re not the winning bid | The Road This is the second installment of my “winning bid season” series. We’ve already covered the importance of annual bidding and what that can mean to your business. By now you should know that a successful and strategic bidding [...]

NAFTA

Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States. We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Let’s dig in [...]

stale-rates-truckload

Secrets to Strategic Truckload Bids: #1 Bidding is an Opportunity | The Road In a previous post on The Road, Kevin Rutherford explained that building logistics relationships, rather than chasing the lowest rate on load boards, is a good way for truckload carriers to stay profitable. When you start working with shippers or third party [...]