Global Beverage and Fruit Company to Leverage SaaS TMS for Improved Visibility, Cost Savings

Transplace-LogoMarch 4, 2014 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that Welch’s has implemented Transplace’s proprietary transportation management system (TMS) to manage daily transportation operations in North America. Transplace’s software-as-a-solution (SaaS) TMS will provide reduced transportation costs, increased visibility and greater operational efficiencies.

Since 1869, Welch’s has been a leading producer of Concord grape juice. In 1952, Welch’s became a subsidiary of the National Grape Cooperative and is now owned by more than 1,000 family farmers. In addition to its successful line of fruit juices, the company also manufactures jams, jellies and other fruit products.

“For more than 140 years, Welch’s has been able to provide consumers with quality grape-based products and deliver quality service for our suppliers and customers,” said John Mancinelli, director, customer operations, Welch’s. “In order for us to continue our success, we need the right tools that align with our company goals. Transplace has a deep understanding of consumer product goods companies, and is able to deliver innovative technology that drives operational efficiency and cost savings. As a result, we have increased visibility of supply chain activities and can better serve our growing customer base.”

Using Transplace’s TMS, Welch’s can efficiently plan and execute all inbound and outbound shipments across North America. Additionally, Welch’s will be able to identify and take advantage of key areas of improvement and savings opportunities based on Transplace’s analysis of rate compression, accessorial savings, routing guide compliance and truckload and intermodal conversion.

“Transplace’s technology allows Welch’s to optimize its operations, track shipments in real-time and better manage its complex transportation network,” said Thomas Koontz, vice president, Transplace. “The Transplace team has been successful in hitting milestones, and is committed to delivering quality solutions and service to help improve Welch’s customer service levels while minimizing costs. As part of its commitment to improve its transportation operations, Welch’s is also considering participation in Transplace’s TransMATCH co-shipping service in order to take advantage of savings opportunities through collaboration.”

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About Welch’s Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Welch’s is the processing and marketing subsidiary of the National Grape Cooperative. Welch’s is owned by more than 1,000 family farmers across America and in Ontario, Canada, who make up this cooperative and who grow the delicious and inherently healthy Concord grapes used in Welch’s juices and other grape-based products. Welch’s is committed to research and development that will meet the growing demand for products that address consumers’ health and nutrition needs. Welch’s products are sold throughout the United States and in approximately 40 countries around the globe. Welch’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans.

About Transplace 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. 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 global 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.

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