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Transplace Named as Tyson Foods Third Party Logistics (3PL) Provider of the Year

January 8, 2019

Leading Food Company Recognizes Transportation Services Provider for Exceptional Capacity Services


January 8, 2019 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced that it has been named by Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) as its “3PL of the Year.” Transplace was selected for consistently delivering outstanding capacity solutions, exceptional communication and value to Tyson Foods’ logistics operations.

Each year, Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies, recognizes a select group of its third-party contract carriers for their excellence in customer service, communication, safety and innovation. Transplace was the only non-asset provider to win this award in 2018, which was presented during Tyson Foods’s inaugural core carrier conference.

“Transplace has been a valuable partner in our logistics operations and has added significant value to our organization by consistently securing transportation capacity that is within budget and helping to ensure on-time service to our customers,” said Chris Kozak, associate director of contract carriers, Tyson Foods. “Transplace’s exceptional communication efforts and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty is what sets them apart. Transplace steps up every time for Tyson Foods, and it is our pleasure to recognize them as our 2018 3PL of the Year.”

Jay Moss, president of Transplace specialized services, stated, “Transplace is thrilled to be recognized by Tyson Foods as its 3PL of the Year. This award is a true testament to the quality of service we strive to provide, and our commitment to provide strategic capacity solutions that deliver meaningful results to our customers.”

Tyson Foods has been a long-time customer of Transplace, and provides truckload capacity solutions for its entire North American transportation network. By leveraging a network of more than $7.2 billion in freight under management and its large carrier base, Transplace works collaboratively with its customers to identify competitive freight pricing, optimize routes and strategically enable the movement of freight through the supply chain.

Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan commented, “To effectively navigate today’s transportation industry and remain competitive in an increasingly challenging market, organizations need to think strategically about their capacity management. Shippers can no longer view procurement as a tactical exercise that must be completed quickly in order to meet current customer demand at the lowest possible cost, but  instead make it a strategic component of their overall supply chain strategy to improve operational performance, elevate service levels and reduce transportation costs.”

McGuigan added, “This award exemplifies Transplace’s commitment to working collaboratively with shippers to take a more strategic approach to procurement and go beyond a traditional truck brokerage service in order to deliver a better transportation network.”

Connect with a Transplace expert to learn more about our strategic capacity services: transplace.com/transplace-contact.

About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company had 121,000 team members at September 29, 2018. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit WWW.TYSONFOODS.COM.

About Transplace
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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Stephen Dye