Holland, Mich., Nov 11, 2009 — Understanding the inherent value of the true SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Model is the first step in achieving greater and more efficient ROI in transportation procurement. That’s the message being delivered to top-tier procurement executives by Chris Timmer, LeanLogistics Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, during a ThinkTank session sponsored by LeanLogistics at the 2009 ProcureCon USA Annual Conference, November 12 -13, Atlanta, Georgia.
Discussing How a True SaaS Model Enables Smarter Sourcing, Timmer’s ThinkTank will focus on single-instance, multi-tenant platforms ability to offer more effective procurement from a larger community and in a more user-friendly forum. In addition, the non-disruptive nature of process allows procurement events as frequently as needed, given market conditions, without taxing ongoing business operations.
The key is to procure within a SaaS environment and its transportation cloud. By leveraging the market rate and carrier capacity in the cloud, transportation specialists can quickly isolate lanes that are out of norm and structure the RFP accordingly. What’s more, shippers and carriers have the visibility and tools to align their activities with optimum supply and demand.
“You can create sustainable relationships and still lower your costs,” said Chris. “By leveraging rules-based modeling within the transportation cloud, we can quickly align thousands of carriers to the demands in your 1,000-plus lanes. The efficiency is there; it’s win/win procurement.”
ProcureCon 2009 – ‘Realities of Delivering Value in Tough Times’ is the leading annual procurement conference, which brings together senior executives across major industries and delivers cutting edge strategies and case studies, along with the opportunity to network and benchmark.
Chris Timmer is responsible for marketing and business development, including the deployment of innovative new solutions for the expansive customer base of retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG), chemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage companies. He has nearly 20 years of experience in transportation and logistics management. Prior to joining LeanLogistics, Chris held multiple positions with Third-Party Logistics companies, from transportation operations to Supply Chain management, where he developed solutions for clients in the food products industry.
LeanLogistics is a global leader in SaaS on-demand transportation technology and supply chain services.
LeanLogistics On-Demand TMS® delivers complete transportation planning, execution, settlement, and procurement functions that improve business processes, increase operating efficiency, and reduce costs. On-Demand TMS® currently processes millions of shipments per year representing over $5 billion in annual freight spend. Across this largest transportation network, more than 32,000 shippers, suppliers and trading partners interact with over 5,000 carriers, processing millions of transactions.
For companies outsourcing their transportation management process, LeanLogistics provides Supply Chain Services, combining the power of the On-Demand TMS® network, software as a service, and best practices to ensure clients receive maximum value.
LeanLogistics is consistently ranked among top logistics solutions providers and has won numerous awards for customer service. Clients include Barilla America, Meijer, Ace Hardware, Otis Spunkmeyer, Pinnacle Foods, Rich Products, and Unilever.
LeanLogistics was founded in 1999 by logistics and transportation executives with a shared vision of leveraging web-based technologies to optimize supply chain processes. Headquartered in Holland, MI, LeanLogistics is a Brambles Company. For additional information, visit http://www.LeanLogistics.com or call 616.738.6400.