PaperWorks Industries Selects Transplace for Transportation Management Solution
Leading Packaging Company to Leverage Logistics Provider’s Transportation Management Services and Industry Expertise for Driving Supply Chain Efficiency, Cost Savings
May 6, 2013 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that PaperWorks Industries, Inc., a leading North American integrated full-service packaging provider, has selected the award-winning third party logistics (3PL) provider to efficiently manage shipments throughout North America. Transplace will employ itsTransportation Management System (TMS) to achieve greater visibility, reduce transportation costs and improve overall operational efficiency for outbound shipments from two PaperWorks mill facilities to its customers located throughout the country, as well as select inbound shipments from the manufacturer’s fiber supplier network. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, PaperWorks Industries is considered a leading innovator in the production of specialized folding cartons, serving clients of all sizes across North America.The company’s Paperboard Group manufactures approximately 300,000 tons of 100 percent recycled paperboard every year for a variety of end uses, and further specializes in the cutting and distribution of all paper types.
“Transplace brings deep experience and understanding of the packaging and manufacturing industry and comprehensive logistics technology to help our organization increase service levels and on-time deliveries,” said Mark P. Roy, executive vice president, paperboard group at PaperWorks Industries, Inc. “Through our collaborative partnership, PaperWorks will look to improve its transportation planning, execution and management and established centralized processes across all of our mill facilities for greater operational efficiency.”
Having successfully partnered with Transplace on truckload procurement activities, PaperWorks identified significant savings opportunities by establishing industry best practices and utilizing comprehensive logistics technology. Transplace’s TMS gives PaperWorks an improved perspective on its transportation operations, allowing them to view and analyze key performance data and develop strategies for meeting its transportation and procurement goals. “After successfully conducting a truckload bid, PaperWorks recognized the opportunity for additional savings by outsourcing its transportation management operations to Transplace,” said Tom Koontz, vice president, Transplace. “Transplace is committed to continuing to identify and take advantage of opportunities within PaperWorks’ transportation operations to improve efficiencies and cost savings.”
Works IndustriesFounded in 2008, PaperWorks Industries, Inc. is a leading North American integrated full-service packaging provider. The company’s Packaging Group is considered a leading innovator in the production of specialized folding cartons, serving clients of all sizes across North America from 10 facilities. Its Paperboard Group manufactures approximately 300,000 tons of 100% recycled paperboard every year for a variety of end uses, and further specializes in the cutting and distribution of all paper types according to specific customer needs. PaperWorks Industries is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. It is home to over 1600 employees across 17 North American locations with annual sales in excess of US$600 million. For more information, visit www.paperworksindustries.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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