Leading Pet Supply Provider to Leverage Transportation Management Solutions, Retail Industry Expertise to Improve Customer Service, Cost-Control
February 3, 2015 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and technology, today announced it has been selected by Pet Supplies Plus to efficiently manage all domestic transportation activities. The transportation management provider will employ its proprietary Transportation Management System (TMS) to optimize inbound and outbound product flows across the Pet Supplies Plus network and improve operational efficiency.
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“Transplace brings both deep retail experience and comprehensive transportation technology to help our organization implement and manage a cost-efficient and service-oriented program for our stores,” said Miles Tedder, CIO and chief supply chain officer, Pet Supplies Plus. “Through our collaborative partnership, Pet Supplies Plus will look to build upon its established supply chain programs through comprehensive transportation planning, execution and management, as well as further optimize our network while feeding the growth across our store base.”
A privately held pet supply retailer with a major presence in the U.S., Pet Supplies Plus will utilize Transplace’s full suite of managed transportation services. Transplace’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) TMS gives Pet Supplies Plus greater control of its transportation operations, allowing the retailer to view and analyze key performance data and develop strategies for meeting its growth and operational goals. In addition, Transplace is providing Pet Supplies Plus a dedicated team in order to continue to identify and take advantage of opportunities within its supply chain network to improve efficiencies and cost savings.
“Pet Supplies Plus was looking to cost-effectively scale its transportation network to support its continued growth, and selected Transplace due to our extensive expertise, leadership in TMS and innovative transportation management solutions,” said Brent Hudspeth, vice president, Transplace. “We are committed to help Pet Supplies Plus tap supply chain best practices and achieve reduced delivered costs per case, while also enhancing its already high level of service to its stores.”
About Pet Supplies Plus With more than 300 locations in 25 eastern states, Pet Supplies Plus has earned the reputation as America's Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store by offering a wide array of pet food, pet products, grooming services and animal expertise in a welcoming environment. With a friendly, pet-centered culture, where store managers and associates actually know the names of hundreds of their pet customers and their pet parents, each Pet Supplies Plus is large enough to house a broad selection of food and equipment, yet small enough to still feel neighborly. The company, headquartered in Livonia, MI, has earned its success by understanding the unique bond between humans and their pets, while championing the conviction that 'People Don't Own Pets, Pets Own People.' For more information about Pet Supplies Plus, please visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.
About Transplace Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by supply chain network planning and design, transportation procurement and consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.