Leading Building Products Company Extends Contract for Advanced Transportation Management Solution for Driving Supply Chain Efficiency, Visibility and Customer Value
May 1, 2012 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced the continuation of its relationship with USG Corporation through a full contract renewal. The building products company will continue to leverage Transplace’s managed services solution and logistics technology for all domestic freight transportation management activities.
As the inventor of wallboard and ceiling tile, USG products are used in everything from major commercial developments and residential new home construction to simple home improvement projects. For several years, USG has employed Transplace to help optimize the company’s supply chain execution through capacity sourcing, transportation planning, execution optimization and freight movement oversight throughout North America.
“From the very beginning of the relationship, Transplace was able to bring extensive transportation industry expertise, comprehensive logistics technology and a deeply experienced team that enabled USG to establish customer value through improved processes and transportation management operations,” Craig Boroughf, senior director, transportation & indirect sourcing, USG. “We continue to look to Transplace as a strategic partner to provide superior guidance and support to drive continuous improvement throughout our supply chain, enabling USG to continue to realize significant cost savings and achieve our business goals.”
The use of business intelligence has enabled Transplace to glean meaningful insights from terabytes of data to drive increased operational efficiencies into USG’s transportation network. This detailed reporting and robust analytics has helped USG gain greater visibility of its transportation costs, directly aiding with their carrier sourcing strategies. Continued innovation by USG in the development of its new SHEETROCK® Brand UltraLight Panels, which are up to 30 percent lighter than standard drywall, has allowed the company to ship more product on each truck, driving additional savings as well as heightening their sustainability efforts.
“Combining Transplace’s award-winning TMS and leading business intelligence solution offering with our knowledgeable and experienced team has enabled us to successfully optimize USG’s transportation operations, improve visibility and achieve significant program cost savings,” said Matthew Menner, senior vice president, sales and alliances for Transplace. “We will build on the long relationship established through the years and continue to identify opportunities within USG’s supply chain to achieve cost savings and improve overall efficiencies.”
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG's worldwide operations serve the residential and non-residential construction markets, repair and remodel construction markets, and industrial processes. USG's wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For additional information, visit the USG Web site at www.usg.com.
Transplace is a non-asset, North American 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. To learn more about how Transplace, please visit www.transplace.com.
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