Logistics Expertise: The Ultimate “Killer App” 

As the logistics industry continues to plow millions of dollars into digital freight matching (DFM) technology that pairs shippers and carriers, there is a clear difference of approach between third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that seek to minimize the “human element” and those that embrace the combination of automation technology and teams of skilled logistics professionals. 

In the latest installment of the “High Tech, High Touch” series, FreightWaves writer Clarissa Hawes details how GlobalTranz is developing digital freight matching solutions that maximize automation and self-service capabilities to address the increasingly complex needs of enterprise-level shippers while continuing to support them with the expert assistance that only seasoned logistics professionals can provide. 

To read the full article, please visit FreightWaves.com. 

To read previous articles in the series, please click here. 

Technology Helps LTL carriers Adapt to E-commerce

E-commerce is disrupting the entire supply chain and forcing shippers and LTL carriers to adjust their business plans, make different equipment choices and relocate distribution centers. Successfully doing these things, though, requires more visibility and access to data sets to see where the impacts are being felt. Using common software platforms or agnostic platforms to connect disparate transportation management systems (TMS) and participants throughout the supply chain, up to and including the trucking company, can help alleviate some of these issues. 

In the latest installment of the “High Tech, High Touch” series, FreightWaves writer Brian Straight details how 3PLs like GlobalTranz are able to leverage technology that connects various systems, bringing the retailer, supplier and carriers together in ways never before possible. The result is a seamless process that improves customer experience and lowers overall cost. 

To read the full article, please visit FreightWaves.com 

To read previous articles in the series, please click here

Turning Big Data Into Lower Shipping Rates & Better Service

Shippers face two external factors that impact their costs, and traditionally they have had very little control over them – shipping rates and available capacity. Big data, though, is starting to change this. More companies are now using the millions of data points their supply chains are generating to improve their operational metrics, including shipping expense and asset utilization, to deliver better customer service and improved relations with carrier partners.  

In the latest installment of the “High Tech, High Touch” series, FreightWaves writer Brian Straight discusses the obvious- and not-so-obvious – benefits of predictive analytics for shippers and carriers, and how 3PLs can play an important role in transforming shipper and carrier data into actionable insights that drive operative and competitive advantages.  

To read the full article, please visit FreightWaves.com  

To read previous articles in the series, please click here

Accelerating the Technology Shift in Logistics and Transportation 

Tune in to this informative discussion featuring GlobalTranz’s CTO, Greg Carter, and Neil C. Hughes, host of The Tech Blog Writer Podcast 

Neil C. Hughes is a Tech Columnist and podcaster, whose focus in on understanding how technology is transforming both businesses and our lifestyle. His Tech Blog Writer Podcast features diverse interviews with startups, tech leaders, thought leaders, CEOs, solopreneurs, disruptors, and entrepreneurs.  

Topics covered in this episode: 

Listen to the podcast here. 

GlobalTranz Executive Chairman Bob Farrell Interviewed by Supply Chain Now Radio

GlobalTranz Executive Chairman Bob Farrell recently sat down with the hosts of Supply Chain Now Radio to discuss current trends in the logistics and supply chain industry (listen to the full episode). Here are some highlights from the informative and wide-ranging discussion: 

On the importance of culture: 

On the importance of diversity and inclusion: 

On technology: 

On how e-commerce is changing the freight marketplace: 

On infrastructure: 

On the outlook for the market in 2019: 

About Supply Chain Now Radio 

Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) spotlights the best in all things Supply Chain: the people, the technologies, the best practices, and the critical issues of the day.  We bring experts, leaders, and practitioners together to share perspective and insight on the leading issues impacting the world of end-to-end Supply Chain Management today.  SCNR’s podcasts and webinars have been downloaded almost 3 million times since May 2017.

Getting a Tech Edge: How Managed Transportation Providers Offer Shippers an Advantage

As shippers struggle to manage the increasing complexity of their supply chains, many are turning to Managed Transportation Services (MTS) providers for help.  

In this article from FreightWaves.com, Ross Spanier, SVP Sales & solutions for GlobalTranz, shares his perspective on the benefits of partnering with a Managed Transportation Services provider, including access to cutting-edge technology, high-quality capacity, talented experts, and enhanced business intelligence.  

Perhaps most importantly, according to Spanier, is partnering with a provider that supports their technology and service offering with consultative, strategically-oriented team members. “Part of the value in the technology is the people supporting it,” he says. “Talent is something that [customers] look for; people that will learn their business and help them on a strategic level. That can be missed.” 

To learn more, please visit FreightWaves.com.

GlobalTranz Executive Chairman Bob Farrell To Appear On Supply Chain Now Radio 

Tune in to Supply Chain Now Radio on Monday, February 28, 2019, to hear GlobalTranz executive chairman Bob Farrell and a distinguished line-up of guests, including U.S. Congressman Drew Ferguson, Steve Banker from ARC Advisory Group, Dr. Manjeet Singh from DHL Supply Chain, discuss the latest trends in supply chain and logistics. 

Broadcasting live from the SMC3 Jump Start Conference, Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) spotlights the best in all things Supply Chain: the people, the technologies, the best practices, and the critical issues of the day.  With over 3 million downloads in the last 2 years, Supply Chain Now Radio has become an important source for supply chain and logistics news and information. 

In addition to his appearance on Supply Chain Radio, Farrell is slated to speak on the panel “E-commerce And The Changing Freight Landscape,” at Jump Start on January 28th. 

For more details, and to listen to Supply Chain Now Radio, please click here. 

Richard Vega, an authorized agent of GlobalTranz, shares his experience from attending the GlobalTranz Annual Freight Agent Conference.

“A routine day consisting of sales calls, customer service, and meetings leaves little room to build on my knowledge base. Our industry is rapidly evolving, and our competition is evolving with it!  I am grateful for the GlobalTranz Agent Conference and recommend it for all who are seeking to keep up with the times and/or stay on top of the competition. The conference sets the stage for your success. I look forward to the upcoming 2019 Agent Conference and its platform which motivates me to stop, absorb, and strategize! Furthermore, the opportunity to connect with GlobalTranz team members during the Open House is a definite bonus. I can’t wait to pick their brains yet again!

Richard Vega

Freight Nation, LLC  

Interested in attending the 2019 GlobalTranz Freight Agent Conference? Click here to register.

GlobalTranz and Impact Diversity Accepted into U.S. Small Business Administration’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program
Joint Venture Gives GlobalTranz’s Clients One-Stop Access To Veteran- and Minority-Owned Small Business Partnerships

PHOENIX (December 13, 2018) – (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solutions provider, and Impact Diversity Solutions Corporation (IDSC) have been approved and recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through the All Small Mentor-Protégé program.

This joint venture gives GlobalTranz the ability to more efficiently serve customers with government contracts by providing one-stop access to a single entity that is classified as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), a Veteran Owned Small Business, a Small Business, and a Disadvantaged Minority Owned Small Business located in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone).

“We believe that when we support businesses such as Impact Diversity, it benefits everyone involved,” said Bob Farrell, CEO of GlobalTranz. “Satisfying diversity requirements through a single entity like GlobalTranz is more efficient for shippers. This streamlined access is great for the community, our customers, our partners, and our company’s long-term industry leadership.”

The designation allows GlobalTranz and IDSC to jointly pursue opportunities that will drive sustainable growth and create jobs for both organizations. This news comes on the heels of GlobalTranz’s record third quarter revenues, continued acquisition streak, and a wave of industry accolades.

“Impact Diversity appreciates GlobalTranz’s support and partnership and commitment to supporting the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé program,” said Charles Brown, President and Co-Founder of Impact Diversity Solutions Corporation. “Through this joint venture, Impact Diversity will be able to leverage the proprietary technology, expertise, and deep resources of GlobalTranz to better serve our customers.”

For more information about GlobalTranz, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @GlobalTranz.

 About GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz is a technology company providing award-winning cloud-based multi-modal Transportation Management System (TMS) products to shippers, carriers, 3PLs and brokers. GlobalTranz is leading the logistics software and services market in innovative technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in real-time. Leveraging its extensive independent agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 1 million product users and 25,000 shippers. In 2018, Transport Topics named GlobalTranz a Top 10 largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S.

About Impact Diversity Solutions Corporation

Founded in 2009 by Charles Brown and Tim Johnson, Impact Diversity Solutions Corporation (IDSC) is a courier and logistics management company which leverages its capabilities to reliably expedite virtually any volume of freight parcels, etc. worldwide on very attractive terms. IDSC enjoys volume discounts, cutting-edge technology and the critical mass to competently execute very large contracts.

Nick Fryer