CSCMP Innovation Award-Winner Continues Co-Shipping Success, Proves Program Scalability with CPG Shippers Clorox, Colgate-Palmolive, Del Monte Foods
October 21, 2013 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced the expansion of its TransMATCH co-shipping service. An award-winning service used by Transplace customers and partners, the TransMATCH program offers the opportunity to consolidate freight through collaboration with multiple shipper companies and increase delivery frequency to targeted customers without increasing costs.
“The TransMATCH program leverages Transplace’s expertise, innovation and industry reach to create optimal multi-shipper loads or shippers in this group, producing measurable results and optimization across the supply chain,” said Transplace Senior Vice President, Consulting & Engineering Ben Cubitt. “For shippers challenged to help retailers reduce inventory, improve working capital performance and reduce dock congestion, TransMATCH is the proven third party logistics solution that executes these shipments and helps these shippers create a competitive advantage.”
Collaboration has long been a focus in the transportation industry, but the realization has been a challenge because of the manual processes and lack of scalability. Transplace has worked with its partners to provide a solution with technology for automation and reporting, allowing for scalability, visibility and velocity in the market.
“Transplace has helped consumer packaged goods customers in the TransMATCH program find the right partners and optimize freight, providing an innovative and valuable service to retail companies,” said Transplace Operations Vice President Mark McEntire. “We will continue adding additional shipping partners to drive joint long-term success for everyone in the TransMATCH program.”
Companies in the TransMATCH program have realized a number of benefits, including:
• Transportation cost savings
• Reduced working capital
• Inventory improvement
• Greater order fill rates
• More frequent deliveries
•Increased flexibility to support customers
•Reduced dock congestion and delays
•Reduced carbon footprint
McEntire added: “The current TransMATCH program was borne out of our annual CPG Summit, where our customers review logistics needs, share visions for industry progress, and give Transplace guidance on how we can help them grow and improve their businesses. We listened to what they said, developed the technology, process and team to execute their vision, and we are now rolling it out on a broader scale.”
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.
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