Transplace TMS Causes Chemical Reaction
Transplace's technology and expertise help Brenntag streamline operations and realize greater visibility.
With more than 10,000 products and 140 locations throughout North America, Brenntag North America, a leading chemical distributor, has a large number of shipments going in and out of facilities. The company recognized the opportunity to increase visibility of all inbound, outbound, direct and stock transfer shipments and streamline its supply chain operations by centralizing its transportation management activities. The goal was to have all less-than-truckload (LTL), dry van, flatbed, bulk tank and intermodal shipments—across every location and business unit—managed in a transportation management system (TMS).
Brenntag North America identified Transplace as the ideal partner because of its comprehensive logistics technology and experience in the chemical sector. Using Transplace's proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) TMS to manage all of its inbound and outbound shipments allowed Brenntag to streamline its operations and realize greater visibility of the entire shipment lifecycle; optimizing and tracking shipments in real-time while providing status updates to customers.
Electronic tendering capabilities provide a clear view of shipment tenders, and the TMS's automated process for finding and assigning the lowest cost approved LTL carrier saves time while reducing freight costs. Leveraging Transplace's procurement tool has given Brenntag North America access to a larger network of carriers and brokers with the simple click of a button in order to get a load covered quickly and at the most competitive cost—generating significant cost savings. Additionally, automating the invoicing process helped ensure payment accuracy and produced further annual savings.