Winston International Selects Transplace to Manage Inbound Shipments from China
Award-Winning Logistics Provider Utilized for Greater Supply Chain Visibility in Asia
December 6, 2011 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management and logistics technology announced today that Winston Company has selected the award-winning 3PL to manage inbound United States shipments from Ningbo, China.
Winston Company is a leading toy manufacturer for the world’s largest retailers.The company specializes in the production of scooters and quad cars. Transplace will also manage specific domestic services for Winston beginning in 2012.
“Transplace’s international experience and expertise makes them an ideal fit for Winston’s current needs in China,” said Michael Bahn, director of global supply chain, Winston International. “We believe the tools and knowledge they bring to the table will help us be even more successful in continued growth and achieving our business goals. Transplace strives to become a partner versus a service-provider, which is extremely important for our supply chain goals.”
Winston will utilize Transplace to provide visibility into inbound ocean containers from Asia to the toy manufacturer’s facility in Long Beach, assisting with inventory management and significantly minimizing the level of manual work involved in Winston’s daily operations. Additionally, Transplace will provide vendor management training to staff on-site in China and ensure that all processes and procedures flow smoothly at point of origin.
“At Transplace, our international team prides ourselves on the solid relationships we have built in Asia and throughout North America,” said Sheila Hewitt, vice president of international, Transplace. “Our strong network of agents helps ensure deliveries are on-time, cost savings are achieved, and most importantly, that we provide the highest level of service to our customers. We look forward to working alongside the Winston team to help them achieve operational success.”
About Winston Company
Winston is a family-owned company that has been producing environmentally friendly products for over 30 years in Tulsa, OK and Bentonville, AR. Winston’s toy business is a leader in 6V quads to major retailers along with their line of 12V quads and scooters. Winston provides a wide array of products from household goods, water treatment supplies, automotive treatment and pet supplies. To learn more about Winston visit http://winstoncompany.com and http://winstonintl.com
Transplace is a North American non-asset based logistics services 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 strategy consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base ranging from mid-market shippers to Fortune 500 companies.
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