Brenntag Selects Transplace SaaS Transportation Management System
Leading Chemical Distributor to Leverage On-Demand TMS for Improved Supply Chain Performance and Operational Efficiency
July 9, 2013 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that Brenntag, a leader in chemical distribution, has selected the technology company’s proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) to improve supply chain visibility and operational efficiencies.
Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to more than 170,000 customers.
“We wanted a solution that would automate Brenntag’s transportation management activities and drive continuous improvement and savings throughout our organization,” said Dan Letscher, supply chain manager, Brenntag. “Transplace’s SaaS solution gives Brenntag the optimal technology to optimize our supply chain operations, increase visibility and better serve our customers.”
Using Transplace’s TMS, Brenntag will be able to effectively manage inbound transportation from domestic vendors to its regional operating facilities and outbound shipments to all customer locations. Transplace web-based technology will help the company optimize its transportation network, view shipments in real-time, better manage the freight audit and payment process and reduce transportation costs.
“Transplace brings a strong presence in the chemical space and an experienced team that understands our business and the unique requirements of the chemical supply chain,” said David Garner, senior vice president, operations, Brenntag. “It was also important that Transplace owns and develops its own technology, which allows them to tailor the solution to our unique requirements, and can add additional services and solutions as our needs change.”
Added Vincent Chiodo, senior vice president, sales, Transplace, “The chemical sector is complex and presents a unique array of challenges, so we worked closely with Brenntag to develop a solution that best fit its supply chain needs. By leveraging our chemical industry experience and logistics technology, we will continue to deliver financial and service value to Brenntag.”
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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