Transplace, a provider of managed transportation services and technology, has been awarded a 2019 Premier Carrier Award by Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies.
Each year, Tyson Foods recognizes a small and select group of its carriers that consistently deliver the highest level of excellence in customer service, communication, safety and innovation. Frisco, Texas-based Transplace was recognized during Tyson Food’s annual core carrier conference as the only non-asset based 3PL to receive this award. Because its comprehensive services add value throughout Tyson Foods’ supply chain, Transplace received the award in recognition of the highest levels of volume, capacity management and service level requirements.
“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, associate director of contract carriers at Tyson Foods. “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.”
Jay Moss, president of Transplace Specialized Services, noted, “We are grateful for the award and honored to work with an organization that’s continuously evolving to meet consumer demands. In the more than three decades that I’ve been leading our 3PL strategies for Tyson Foods, it truly has been a collaborative relationship. 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.”
Transplace provides truckload capacity solutions for Tyson Foods’ entire North American transportation network. With access to $9 billion of freight under management and expansive carrier base, Transplace develops 3PL strategies to enable the most efficient movement of freight through the supply chain. Transplace technologies allow customers to capture more competitive freight pricing and identify optimal routes to gain the greatest cost savings.
“Innovation demands innovation. Tyson Foods is always adjusting to address marketplace disruptions. Our successful partnership requires us to proactively upgrade our logistics technologies and processes as well,” said Frank McGuigan, CEO of Transplace. “We enjoy collaborating with Tyson Foods because they understand that our transportation management solutions are vital elements of their supply chain strategy. On a daily basis, we work together to improve operational performance and reduce transportation costs. Because of our ability to flex capacity, we offer the Tyson Foods team peace of mind.”