Transplace and LLamasoft Partner to Provide Enhanced Benchmarking Services and Supply Chain Optimization for Customers
August 15th, 2012
Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced a partnership with LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design solutions, that will integrate Transplace truckload benchmarking data into LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru® software. The partnership will enable the transportation industry leaders to better provide customers with real-time shipping data and powerful supply chain design technology in order to optimize their transportation network and achieve cost savings.
“LLamasoft is a recognized industry leader and we greatly respect the tools and innovation that they bring to the marketplace,” commented Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of engineering and consulting at Transplace. “Integrating Transplace’s truckload benchmarking data into the LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru software makes it even more powerful and valuable to our shared and individual customers. We are very excited about what the partnership brings to our customers.”
Via the partnership, Transplace will provide LLamasoft with benchmarking data and services based on the company’s strong capabilities in that area and its broad access to inbound and outbound rates. LLamasoft will provide Transplace with access to its industry-leading network optimization software. Customers will benefit from this dynamic combination of data and technology by having access to greater visibility of current market rates and develop effective strategies for improving procurement activities.
“Transplace has developed impressive benchmarking capabilities,” said Don Hicks, LLamasoft founder and CEO. “Good, reliable market rates are critical inputs to our software, and we look forward to providing customers with the significant benefit that Transplace outbound and inbound rate data will offer.”
Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to SaaS transportation management system (TMS) and supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world. To learn more about how Transplace, please visit www.transplace.com
LLamasoft supply chain design software helps organizations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. LLamasoft solutions enable companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world’s largest organizations.