Leading Chemical Distributor to Leverage On-Demand TMS for Improved Supply Chain Performance and Operational Efficiency
July 9, 2012 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that Brenntag, a leader in chemical distribution, has selected the technology company’s proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) to improve supply chain visibility and operational efficiencies.
Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to more than 170,000 customers.
“We wanted a solution that would automate Brenntag’s transportation management activities and drive continuous improvement and savings throughout our organization,” said Dan Letscher, supply chain manager, Brenntag. “Transplace’s SaaS solution gives Brenntag the optimal technology to optimize our supply chain operations, increase visibility and better serve our customers.”
Using Transplace’s TMS, Brenntag will be able to effectively manage inbound transportation from domestic vendors to its regional operating facilities and outbound shipments to all customer locations. Transplace web-based technology will help the company optimize its transportation network, view shipments in real-time, better manage the freight audit and payment process and reduce transportation costs.
“Transplace brings a strong presence in the chemical space and an experienced team that understands our business and the unique requirements of the chemical supply chain,” said David Garner, senior vice president, operations, Brenntag. “It was also important that Transplace owns and develops its own technology, which allows them to tailor the solution to our unique requirements, and can add additional services and solutions as our needs change.”
Added Vincent Chiodo, senior vice president, sales, Transplace, “The chemical sector is complex and presents a unique array of challenges, so we worked closely with Brenntag to develop a solution that best fit its supply chain needs. By leveraging our chemical industry experience and logistics technology, we will continue to deliver financial and service value to Brenntag.”
Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to more than 170,000 customers. The value-added services include just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management, drum return handling as well as extensive technical support. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 450 locations in over 70 countries. In 2012 the company realized global sales of EUR 9.7 billion (USD 12.5 billion) with nearly 13,000 employees.
Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to SaaS transportation management system (TMS) and 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 global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world. To learn more about Transplace, please visit www.transplace.com.