Translogistics Blog

The Importance of Selecting the Right Logistics Management Partner

May 26, 2017

One of the reasons why Translogistics emphasizes the fact that we’re not your average 3PL is because we think there’s a big difference between a run-of-the-mill third-party logistics provider and what we call a logistics solution provider or LSP. The distinction is the nature of the relationship between a 3PL and its client; a typical 3PL is a separate entity with little interest in client success, but a logistics solution provider, like Translogistics, is a true partner that functions as a key consultant and member of your logistics team.

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5 Habits Your Organization Must Practice After Implementing a TMS

May 24, 2017

Is your company preparing to adopt new transportation management software (TMS)? Before bringing in a system that will clean up your logistics operation, consider the way your supply chain affects other areas of your business and vice versa. If you wouldn’t wear a new shirt under a stained sweater, you shouldn’t bring in software that organizes your supply chain while leaving the rest of your business messy. A good TMS may cause certain shifts in the way you structure and manage your business operations, but a superior TMS will guarantee these shifts are for the better. Check to see that your organization practices the five habits below and prepare for possible company-wide changes by discussing each with your internal teams. A clean foundation for your new TMS will ensure that your logistics operation is given a true clean slate and can work seamlessly with your business to foster company-wide success.

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How to Prepare Your Business for a 3PL Partnership

May 18, 2017

Before uniting your organization’s logistics efforts with that of a new third-party logistics provider (3PL), it’s vital that members of your entire company recognize the beneficial—but sometimes big—changes that can take place. There are certain habits your team members must practice after you implement an accompanying transportation management system (TMS), but the first step in allowing structural supply chain additions is partnering with that new 3PL and getting used to the ways in which they help you shake loose negative habits and adopt positive ones. Here’s how you can prepare your team for a 3PL partnership, assuming that the prospective 3PL will provide you with superior technology and services. 

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Key Questions to Ask a Prospective 3PL Provider

May 16, 2017

Is your organization getting ready to reap the benefits of a third-party logistics provider? Before establishing this new partnership, take the necessary steps to make an educated decision on a 3PL that will not only solve your logistics issues, but also benefit your entire organization in the process. Do your research by studying the history, background and experience of each 3PL. If you’ve successfully narrowed down your list, prepare for an initial meeting with a prospective provider by bringing along key questions that dig deep into the potential outcomes during each phase of the exciting new partnership. Be sure to ask basic questions about the provider’s services and costs, but follow up with the hard-hitting questions below to get a more complete, realistic view of the company soon to handle your logistics dirty work.

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5 Tips to Ensure a Successful Relationship with Your 3PL

May 9, 2017

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3 Steps to Assess the State of Your Logistics Management

May 3, 2017

It’s not easy to decide on a solution when you can’t put a name to the problem. Do you need help determining what areas your business struggles with when it comes to managing your supply chain? There are most likely a number of reasons why your logistics is not living up to its potential, but putting a name to some of them can be done by taking three simple steps.

Following these steps will bring you closer to solving both common and complex logistics problems and might also reveal more supply chain slip-ups that are bringing substantial harm to your business.

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3 Things Chemical Manufacturers Should Know About Logistics Management

April 27, 2017

Chemical manufacturing is a field inherently vital to today’s economy. The transformation of raw materials leads to the creation of important consumer and specialty products. But in order to create and ship these products to customers, chemical manufacturers need to understand and adhere to a long list of safety requirements and preventative measures.

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What to Expect During a TMS Integration Process

April 25, 2017

 

Transportation management system (TMS) integration with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP), warehouse management system (WMS) or web based storefront, can be a very beneficial thing for many companies wanting more robust visibility, functionality and control over their logistics operations. With an effective TMS integration, businesses are able to streamline the workflow of a customer service team, shipping team and all other teams with pricing, shipping and even logistics spend responsibilities.

Some companies see new TMS implementation as a lengthy and difficult process likely to intrude on day-to-day business operations, but with knowledgeable and attentive client support, the execution will be a simple and educational experience for a company’s internal logistics team, that will provide minimal disruptions to daily activity.

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The Company-Wide Benefits of a TMS

April 20, 2017

Oftentimes businesses assume that introducing new software means bringing in a complicated system that only increases the workload of a company’s employees. With an industry-leading transportation management system (TMS), this couldn’t be farther from the truth. A TMS that supports a cross-functional approach will integrate all company departments to improve the function of the entire supply chain and differentiate your organization from the competition.

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The 4 Key Functionalities You Should Look for in a TMS

April 18, 2017

 

Are you on the lookout for software that supports everyday logistics procedures? A transportation management system (TMS) is the driving force behind well-organized, interconnected supply chains. This technology aids with the execution of transportation, measurement and ongoing planning and is a necessity of contemporary logistics operations.

What should the ideal TMS software contain? Read about four of the most important TMS functionalities and why you should keep them in mind when selecting your next logistics solution.

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About Our Blog

For the latest insights, tips and commentary surrounding the logistics industry, look no further. Our blog aims to provide valuable information for anyone interested in best practices, helpful information and insightful observations related to the rapid-moving world of transportation logistics management. Herein you’ll find exclusive thoughts from the award-winning team at Translogistics covering anything and everything related to your transportation logistics processes and plans. Interested in our thoughts on a specific topic? We want to hear from you! Email us at marketing@translogisticsinc.com.

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