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Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods, which is one of the world’s largest food companies, bestowed its 2019 Premier Carrier Award to Transplace, the logistics/transportation/technology company headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and operating offices all over the United States and overseas.

“Transplace has been a partner for more than 35 years with a superior track record of on time and on budget delivery across our entire North American network,” said Chris Kozak, Tyson’s associate director of Contract Carriers. “Over the years as we’ve expanded and developed new consumer-appealing food products, Transplace has adapted its transportation management technologies to support us in staying at the forefront of our industry. Transplace consistently rises to our toughest logistics challenges and remains flexible to the day-to-day changes in our dynamic schedules.”

“In the more than three decades that I’ve been leading our 3PL strategies for Tyson Foods, it truly has been a collaborative relationship,” says Jay Moss, president of Transplace Specialized Services. “We are grateful for the award and honored to work with an organization that’s continuously evolving to meet consumer demands. Our access to data from North America’s largest transportation management system allows us to offer cost management insights and unprecedented efficiencies of scale. The Tyson Foods teams are open to our recommendations and together we’ve overcome countless supply chain challenges over the years.”

In other news, Maumee, Ohio-based Dana International, which engineers solutions for passenger-vehicle, commercial-truck, off-highway and industrial-machinery clients, recently selected Transplace to manage its North American transportation network.

Transplace Adds Visibility Standards for TMS Offerings

Transplace has set itself apart as a provider of transportation management services once again. The company is now known as the first to integrate real-time visibility as a standard for all of its TMS customers and offerings, without added costs. By adding this feature into standardization, the company provides customers with a broader picture of their freight with increased quality coverage and efficiencies. Additionally, customers are better equipped for proactive management operations and predicting supply chain disruptions.

“By making real-time visibility a core component of the Transplace Technology Platform, Transplace is providing an enterprise level, real-time control tower capability within reach for shippers of all sizes and scale,” said Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace. “And though our control tower has always provided visibility for our customers’ most service intensive shipments, we believe that the speed and accuracy of the technology has evolved to the point that, when applied across our $9B transportation network, it will enhance both our AI-powered service prediction capability as well as our Network Continuous Move solution, driving improved service and cost positions for our shippers.”

Descartes MacroPoint™ was confirmed as the visibility partner of choice, as Transplace will integrate into its current TMS solutions. The integration will focus on truckload/TL shipments in the U.S. and Canada beginning in January 2020 with additional regional expansions planned.

“Expanding our relationship to make real-time tracking the norm allows Transplace and Descartes to deliver even greater value to the market,” said Edward J. Ryan, CEO, Descartes. “Through our Descartes MacroPoint technology and network, Transplace can offer comprehensive visibility, opening new opportunities for efficiency, automation and predictive analytics to their customers.”

Source: Transplace

Transplace Announces Newly Appointed CAO

Danielle Lambertz is the newest member of the Transplace family, serving the role as chief accounting officer at the company’s Frisco, Texas headquarters. Lambertz will oversee accounting responsibilities in addition to all reporting, internal controls and compliance. She brings over 20 years of experience to the company and boasts prior experience with three Fortune 100 companies and “Big 4” public accounting.

“As they have continued to prove themselves as one of North America’s leading providers of transportation and logistics services and technology, it is truly an exciting time to be joining Transplace,”
said Lambertz. “I look forward to helping Transplace along its current growth trajectory by improving processes and enhancing its financial and operational performance, enabling the company to pass along those benefits to its customers.”

Lambertz previously held the position as McKesson Corporation’s vice president and controller for the pharmaceutical solutions and services business, and a key leader in the company’s accounting and finance organization. She will report to Transplace’s CFO Chris Nester as she leverages her polished skill set for leading accounting operations at Transplace.

“Danielle is a people-focused, experienced leader with strategic vision and broad expertise in driving widespread organizational change,” said Nester. “Her proven leadership will enhance our organization and allow us to further integrate finance with human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) as we continue to grow and scale at a rapid pace.

“She will also drive internal controls and compliance to better position Transplace to deliver exceptional logistics management service to our growing customer base.”


Transplace Earns Challenger Position by Gartner Inc.

Gartner Inc. confirmed the inclusion of leading logistics solutions provider, Transplace as a Challenger for the 2019 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.” The company’s robust portfolio offers top grade technology solutions for companies both large and small, creating streamlined operations with a strategic approach.

“Companies are constantly seeking new ways to improve supply chain performance and reduce costs while maintaining high levels of service to increasingly demanding customers, and today’s technology solutions that give them greater visibility, predictability and control over their logistics operations than ever before,” said Jim French, CTO, Transplace.

“We believe our positioning in the Challengers quadrant by Gartner continues to validate Transplace’s commitment to provide innovative transportation management solutions that enable shippers to better manage their transportation networks, improve financial performance and deliver outstanding service to their customers.”

Transplace’s transportation management services are credited for supporting businesses in manufacturing, retail, automotive, chemical, distribution and more, ultimately increasing visibility while improving efficiencies.

“As the supply chain continues to become faster and more complex, shippers need technology and logistics platforms that enable them to more effectively plan and execute a strategic, data-driven logistics strategy,”
Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan said. “Transplace continues to invest in its logistics solutions and services, including integrating machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics, to achieve greater supply chain automation, optimization, predictability and visibility.”

Transplace Opens New Arkansas Operations Center

A new operations center in Rogers, Arkansas will support efforts to serve the increasing customer base and technology investment for leading transportation management provider, Transplace. Additionally, the new center provides added support to meet the company’s overall goal to create more than 100 jobs in the region in upcoming years.

“Transplace has a deep heritage in Northwest Arkansas and has continued to expand its presence in the region over the past 20 years,” said Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace. “Continuing to invest in this area, which has become a global logistics hub, supports our company vision and goals, while building value for our growing customer base and creating attractive opportunities for employees.”

With construction scheduled to begin immediately, the new operations center will reflect the company’s innovative and collaborative culture spanning across 150,000 square feet.

“Transplace is committed to providing innovative technology and logistics solutions that enable global shippers to better manage their supply chains, improve financial performance and deliver outstanding service to their customers. To achieve this goal and to deliver meaningful value to our customers, we need a collaborative, high-tech work space that attracts high-potential talent and is a place where employees can thrive. This new Transplace Center of Excellence will be a space where shippers and Transplace employees can collaborate towards better individual shipper solutions as well as cross-customer network solutions.”

Transplace and Partner for AI

TMS and logistics technology provider Transplace announced, a leading provider of Enterprise AI® applications, as its newest partner to support additional artificial intelligence and technology integration initiatives.

Noodle utilizes the curated external data sources in addition to applying predictive technology solutions for supply chain, manufacturing, and logistics-focused businesses.

“Transplace is committed to being a technology leader – not just in developing innovative logistics solutions, but in the technology we incorporate into our business,” said Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace. “Partnering with supports this commitment by allowing us to further integrate AI and machine learning into our organization and deliver greater value to our customers.”

“Enhancing our use of data science through AI and machine learning will enable our customers to make more strategic, data-driven decisions, and allow Transplace to further leverage its large network of shippers and carriers, to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve service.,” added Transplace CTO Jim French. “These technologies will become an increasingly important part of our technology strategy as we explore additional applications to improve process automation and service predictions.”

Source: Outlook Marketing