Diamond Foods Selects Transplace SaaS Transportation Management System for Supply Chain Needs
Leading Packaged Snack Food Company to Utilize Technology Company’s On-Demand TMS for Improved Supply Chain Visibility, Operational Efficiency
April 16, 2013 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced Diamond Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: DMND) has selected the company’s proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) to improve operational efficiencies and supply chain visibility. Diamond Foods will have access to Transplace’s web-based technology and business intelligence (BI) analytics, which will help the company optimize its transportation network, view shipments in real-time, reduce transportation costs and support long-term business goals.
Diamond Foods Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics Jeff Stites said, “With the Transplace SaaS solution, Diamond Foods now has optimal technology to support real-time visibility, planning, procurement and execution management across our portfolio of brands.Its TMS also allows for us to collaborate with Transplace’s customer network and take advantage of cross customer co-loading opportunities.”
Transplace’s proprietary SaaS TMS gives Diamond Foods the ability to effectively manage all inbound and outbound transportation from domestic vendors to its distribution centers and cross-docks, and to all customer locations. Using real-time reports, Diamond Foods will be able to make better informed decisions in order to run its business both competitively and cost-effectively.
“Transplace provides the advanced technology and support that allows Diamond Foods to automate our processes and optimize our transportation management operations,” said Gabe Sandoval, director of logistics, Diamond Foods. “After a rigorous selection process,we selected Transplace based on its leadership in the market,knowledgeable and experienced team, and comprehensive reporting capabilities and suite of services, which will help our company grow and gain market share.”
George Abernathy, president, Transplace said: “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Diamond Foods and help find new supply chain efficiencies for the company and its trading partners using our SaaS TMS.”
About Diamond Foods
Diamond Foods is an innovative packaged food company focused on building and energizing brands including Kettle Brand® Chips,Emerald® snack nuts, Pop Secret® popcorn, and Diamond of California® nuts. Diamond’s products are distributed in a wide range of stores where snacks and culinary nuts are sold. For more information visit our corporate web site: www.diamondfoods.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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