Executive Briefings

Opposites Attract: Shippers Collaborate to Improve Capacity Utilization and Sustainability

Challenge: In 2011, our customer transported the equivalent of 11,000 truckloads between Mexico and the U.S. While outbound loads were near the U.S. legal weight limit, each trailer departed its Mexican origin with about 80% of the available cubic capacity unused. The situation wasted "capacity" and underutilized all transportation resources "” especially fuel.

Solution: Transplace leveraged our extensive network of shippers to match our customer with co-load partners based on product type, density, overall value and lanes traveled. We then used our technology and industry expertise to model, test and run co-shipments across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Results: Our customer estimates a $1.2 million reduction in freight costs for 2012 and a single boxcar shipment that yields 70-80% of the capacity of private service for each shipper. Our customer and its partners also eliminated the annual consumption of more than 180,000 gallons of diesel fuel to substantially reduce their combined carbon footprint.

About the Solution Provider: 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. Transplace is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the world's largest shippers.

Web: www.transplace.com

Email: Jennifer.cortez@transplace.com

Solution: Transplace leveraged our extensive network of shippers to match our customer with co-load partners based on product type, density, overall value and lanes traveled. We then used our technology and industry expertise to model, test and run co-shipments across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Results: Our customer estimates a $1.2 million reduction in freight costs for 2012 and a single boxcar shipment that yields 70-80% of the capacity of private service for each shipper. Our customer and its partners also eliminated the annual consumption of more than 180,000 gallons of diesel fuel to substantially reduce their combined carbon footprint.

About the Solution Provider: 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. Transplace is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the world's largest shippers.

Web: www.transplace.com

Email: Jennifer.cortez@transplace.com