Transplace handles Dole's tropical supply chain
Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced that Dole Food Company successfully completed their third domestic sourcing in which Transplace facilitates Dole's strategic transportation services for their over-the-road North American freight network.
Dole, with 2010 net revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas and producer/shipper of organic pineapples. For several years, Dole has employed Transplace's industry-leading transportation sourcing methodology, powered by CombineNet's proprietary sourcing technology solution.
“The partnership Dole Food has with Transplace has proven to work very well and has assisted in our efforts of contracting for cost competitive, service-minded and capacity committed transportation services to move our North American over the road motor carrier freight network,” said Ulises J. Carrillo, vice president, global logistics, Dole Food. “As Dole continues to focus on the best service for our customers, the Transplace sourcing engagements have proven over the years to be an enabling solution and an important part of our strategy for success.”
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With network optimization as the goal, Transplace provides Dole Food with a deeply proven and systematic approach to developing a transportation sourcing strategy. Transplace considers all critical business factors and recommends strategic assignment of carriers to all of the lanes within the Dole's North American freight network.
“We are excited to formally announce Transplace is continuing its relationship with Dole Food. By providing Dole with the information and optimization they need, our relationship serves as an extension of Dole's transportation and logistics and supports their overall company goals,” said Matthew Menner, senior vice president of Transplace. “Dole's long partnership with Transplace continues in part because of our deep expertise in the consumer goods vertical. Dole Food is one of our many important customers we serve in this growing area. Because of our visibility across consumer goods customers, we help them identify and apply best practices for continued improvement in their freight network.”