MRO Magazine

USG Corporation Extends Contract for Transportation Management Solution


September 29, 2015
By Business Wire News

DALLAS

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced the continuation of its twelve year partnership with USG Corporation through a full contract renewal. The building products company will continue to leverage Transplace’s managed services solution and logistics technology for all domestic transportation activities as well as international export freight management, and now expand its partnership to include the company’s inbound supplier freight.

USG products are used in everything from major commercial developments and residential new home construction to simple home improvement projects. For several years, USG has employed Transplace to help optimize the company’s supply chain execution through capacity sourcing, transportation planning, execution optimization and freight movement, which now includes inbound shipments into the manufacturer’s facilities located throughout North America.

“Transplace continues to provide comprehensive services and logistics technology that drive realized efficiencies throughout USG’s transportation management operations,” said Craig Boroughf, senior director, global sourcing, USG Corporation. “By expanding our partnership to include the management of inbound freight from our large, diverse supplier base to our manufacturing sites, we look to Transplace to provide greater control over this critical material flow.”

Transplace’s proprietary TMS has enabled USG to effectively optimize its transportation network, view shipments in real-time and reduce transportation costs. In addition, the use of business intelligence has enabled Transplace to derive meaningful insights in order to drive increased operational efficiencies into USG’s supply chain.

“Building on the strong, collaborative partnership that Transplace and USG have established over the years, we continue to identify areas of opportunity within USG’s supply chain and effectively develop strategies to better position them to achieve heightened cost and service performance improvements,” said Frank McGuigan, president, transportation management, Transplace. “By employing Transplace’s award-winning TMS, business intelligence solution and lean six sigma-bred processes to USG’s inbound freight, we will deliver enhanced visibility and drive additional cost savings.”

About USG
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG’s worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard and ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.

About Transplace
Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by supply chain network planning and design, transportation procurement and consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.

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For Transplace
Stephen Dye, 312-957-8911
stephen@outlookmarketingsrv.com
or
Jennifer Cortez, 972-731-4525
jennifer.cortez@transplace.com