Leading 3PL to Deliver Enhanced Logistics Services to Plastic Additives Manufacturer, Marking Further Growth in Chemical Industry

February 21, 2012 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that Orion Engineered Carbons LLC has selected the third party logistics (3PL) provider to handle all domestic transportation management activities. The Carbon Black manufacturer will leverage Transplace’s comprehensive logistics services and technology to achieve transportation savings, enhance service levels and improve visibility of its North American operations.

Orion Engineered Carbons LLC is a leading global producer of carbon black. Carbon Black is consumed in tire production as well as various other industries, including plastics, printing inks and coatings.

“It was important for us to select a third party logistics provider that understood our business and the unique requirements of the chemical supply chain,” said Dave Andrews, vice president, supply chain operations, Orion Engineered Carbons. “Transplace brings an experienced team and innovative processes and technology, enabling Orion to optimize our supply chain operations and best serve our customers.”

Transplace will leverage its award-winning technology to streamline the daily operations of Orion Engineered Carbons’ domestic trucking flows in North America. The 3PL will procure and manage the chemical manufacturer’s truckload contracts with the carrier community as well as manage the freight audit and payment process.

“Orion Engineered Carbons’ selection of Transplace is a significant indicator of our growth as a provider to the chemical industry,” said Frank McGuigan, senior vice president, Transplace. “We worked closely with the manufacturer to understand its needs and develop a solution that would meet the company’s requirements. By leveraging our chemical industry experience, logistics technology and Lean Six Sigma-based processes, we will continue to deliver financial and service value to Orion Engineered Carbons and all of our customers in the chemical industry.”

About Transplace
Transplace is a non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to intelligent transportation management systems (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.

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