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Who owns the 3PL Transplace?
Transplace is a third-party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers and retailers the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to intelligent transportation management systems (TMS) to supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs in North America by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world. In 2004, Transplace was recognized by both Inbound Logistics magazine and Logistics Management magazine as a Top 10 3PL, and by Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies magazine as one of its 100 Great Supply Chain Partners. Transplace was also recognized in 2004 by BP Solvay Polyethylene North America as “Logistics Provider of the Year”, and by Sysco Food Services as “Transportation Pro
Shipping from the usa?What would be the cheapest way/ which company to ship a pallet weighing around 550lbs from the us.
The address is
23869 Van Born RD
Taylor, MI 48180
and i need to ship to the rep of ireland.
Depends on the final destination (What Region In the US or other Countries), commodity being shipped, dims of pallet. You can try any Large LTL (Less than truck load carriers) or work with a 3PL (Third Party Logistics company) they can provide you different shipping options, costs, transit times, etc I work for one of the largest ones, let me know if you need help.
What is the best way to enter the field of logistics/ supply chain management?I recently decided I have an interest in supply chain management. I have a B.S. In Psychology and about 12 hours of economics classes with a year of retail experience. Any help would be appreciated.
Apply to distribution jobs. Really, it’s that easy. Try CareerBuilder.com and jobsinlogistics.com. Many times the main requirement is a degree – which you have…generally the type of degree is not too important so your psych degree will be OK – be prepared for a TON of questions regarding ‘why work in this environment’ You will probably need to start out in a 3PL (third party logistics) bcz the environment can be less demanding than working for the bigwigs. However, as an insider tip, target takes inexperienced folks ALL the time – many times fresh outta college. You can apply directly to their web site – look for a DC (distribution center) in your area. Ditto for Amazon – look on their site directly. They have a more structured hierarchy so you could gain knowledge and advance better there. Finally, realize that this job does NOT allow you to sit behind a desk – it’s a LOT of monitoring teams/data and pitching in to help as well so it can be physical.