Global Chemical Manufacturer Reichhold Selects Third Party Logistics Provider Transplace
Leading 3PL to Deliver Enhanced Service Levels and Cost Savings toComposite and Coating Industry Supplier
November 29, 2011 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that global composite and coating industry manufacturer Reichhold, Inc. has selected the third party logistics (3PL) provider to handle certain domestic transportation management activities. With Transplace’s logistics services and technology, Reichhold expects to achieve ongoing cost savings, enhanced service levels and improved visibility. The announcement marks continued expansion of the 3PL’s position in the chemical industry.
Reichhold is one of the world’s largest suppliers of unsaturated polyester resins for composites and a leading supplier of coating resins for a wide variety of markets and applications. With its world headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., and 20 manufacturing sites and 5 technology centers located around the world, Reichhold has the widest global reach of any resin supplier.
“After looking for a North American 3PL partner for full truckload shipments, we selected Transplace as a good fit to help Reichhold streamline and simplify our supply chain operations, thereby allowing us to better serve our customers,” commented Reichhold’s Manager of Purchasing, Logistics & Quality Don Brandt. “With its combination of transportation industry experience, people and technology, Transplace plays an important role in our transportation network.”
Transplace will leverage its award-winning technology to improve the daily operations of Reichhold’s domestic trucking flows in North America. The 3PL will procure and manage Reichhold’s truckload contracts with the carrier community as well as manage the freight audit and payment process.
“Our partnership with Reichhold is further evidence of Transplace’s growth as a provider to the chemical industry,” said Frank McGuigan, senior vice president, Transplace. “We worked closely with Reichhold to understand its business needs and to develop a solution configured to the company’s requirements. By leveraging our chemical industry experience, logistics expertise and scale, Lean Six Sigma-based processes and award-winning technology, we have already delivered both financial and service value.”
With 20 manufacturing sites and 5 technology centers in 13 countries, the Reichhold group of companies is one of the world’s largest suppliers of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins for composites applications and a leading supplier of coating resins. Reichhold offers the broadest manufacturing presence to produce a complete line of resin products, gelcoats and bonding pastes for customers who fabricate composite products ranging from bathtubs to wind turbine blades.
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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