Diamond Foods Expands Partnership with Transplace for Full Logistics Services
Leading Packaged Food Company to Further Utilize Transplace’s Logistics Solutions And Engineering Capabilities for Improved Transportation Management
April 16, 2014 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced the expansion of its partnership with Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMND). Diamond Foods, an innovative packaged food company, will expand its use of Transplace’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) and engineering capabilities to further improve operational efficiencies and achieve greater supply chain visibility.“Transplace’s technology solution and experienced team have allowed us to achieve real-time visibility and improve transportation planning and execution across our portfolio of brands,” said Rob Grant, senior vice president of supply chain and procurement, Diamond Foods. “Building off the strong partnership we’ve developed, we were pleased to increase the size and scope of our relationship by further leveraging Transplace’s innovative solutions and network analysis and procurement expertise in order to drive greater improvement throughout our organization.”
Transplace’s proprietary TMS has enabled Diamond Foods to effectively manage all inbound and outbound transportation from domestic vendors to its distribution centers and cross-docks, and to all customer locations. Use of business intelligence (BI) analytics has helped Diamond Foods optimize its transportation network, view shipments in real-time and reduce transportation costs. Diamond Foods will expand its use of Transplace’s engineering capabilities and technology to increase visibility across its supply chain and identify and execute on greater cost savings opportunities.“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. “We first selected Transplace based on its leadership in the market, knowledgeable and experienced team and comprehensive reporting capabilities, and we are confident that leveraging Transplace’s full suite of services and industry expertise will help our company grow and meet our business goals.”
As part of its commitment to improve its transportation operations, Diamond Foods will also begin participating in Transplace’s TransMATCH co-shipping program in order to take advantage of savings opportunities through collaboration. Vincent Chiodo, senior vice president, Transplace, said, “We are thrilled about the opportunity to expand our partnership with Diamond Foods to continue to improve supply chain efficiencies for the company and its trading partners.”
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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