Lawn and Garden Company Partners with Third Party Logistics Provider to Optimize Freight Management and Improve Supply Chain Visibility
November 13, 2018 (Frisco, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that it has been selected by The Jobe’s Company to manage all transportation activities throughout North America. One of the oldest heritage brands and a leader in the lawn and garden category, Jobe’s will leverage Transplace’s managed transportation services, proprietary technology and industry expertise to optimize its logistics operations in order to reduce costs, increase visibility and drive greater operational efficiencies across the supply chain.
“As transportation costs continue to rise, we recognized the need to partner with a logistics provider that would improve our processes and give us greater supply chain visibility,” said Chris Allen, CEO, The Jobe’s Company. “Transplace brings extensive experience along with robust logistics technology and capabilities that give us greater control over our transportation operations and help us to improve customer service. From the beginning, the Transplace team worked diligently to understand our business and customers, and develop a solution customized to meet our unique needs as well as the business requirements of our retail partners.”
Transplace will employ its proprietary Transportation Management System (TMS) to optimize inbound and outbound shipments, and efficiently manage the daily execution of all transportation activities, including carrier and mode selection and freight audit and payment. Access to real-time business intelligence dashboards and reporting will provide The Jobe’s Company with greater visibility of its entire operational network and support data-driven decision making.
Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan added, “In today’s increasingly challenging market, it is critical for companies to have the right systems and processes in place that enable them to maintain a smooth, efficient supply chain. We are excited to partner with The Jobe’s Company and provide comprehensive logistics services and technology to help them effectively execute their transportation operations and better serve their customers.”
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About The Jobe’s Company
Headquartered in Waco, Texas with additional manufacturing facilities in Paris, Kentucky, The Jobe’s Company specializes in home and garden products with a commitment to giving consumers better products that deliver better results. The company is the nation’s #1 organics fertilizer brand and produces over 1 billion square feet of consumer and commercial-grade landscaping fabrics, annually. Additional innovative products include plant spikes, soils & potting mixes, fencing & netting, as well as sun shades and accessories. The Company is represented by a robust portfolio of brands including Jobe’s Organics, Ross, WeedBlock, PowerGrid, Sun Sail, and others. With over 200 products at retail, Jobe’s brands are available online and at leading home improvement, garden, hardware and discount stores across North America and Mexico. For more information and to view the entire line-up of products, please visit http://www.jobescompany.com/.
Transplace is the leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, helping manufacturers, retailers and distributors optimize supply chain operations and increase financial performance. Offering a complete suite of transportation management, strategic capacity, and cross-border & global trade services, Transplace’s customizable logistics solutions and best-in-class technology gives businesses greater control of their transportation operations and enhanced visibility of shipments and overall supply chain performance. With deep expertise in key vertical markets, including consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, retail and chemicals, Transplace works to strategically design and manage customer networks in the most efficient, cost-effective manner. As North America’s largest transportation management provider, Transplace leverages its entire network to solve large-scale, complex supply chain problems for its customers. From small-to-medium businesses to global brands, Transplace delivers the optimal blend of actionable business intelligence and operational excellence you need to manage your supply chain with certainty. Learn more at www.transplace.com.
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