Sweet savings: Bakery products leader leans out logistics using on-demand TMS

Otis Spunkmeyer will use LeanLogistics' on-demand solution to overhaul distribution operations and lower transportation spend throughout the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. The solution will be used for planning, execution, and settlement of transportation processes.

03/25/2008


LeanLogistics , a division of CHEP and provider of Web-native transportation management systems (TMS), says gourmet bakery products supplier Otis Spunkmeyer will use LeanLogistics' on-demand solution to overhaul distribution operations and lower transportation spend throughout the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. The solution will be used for planning, execution, and settlement of transportation processes.
“We selected LeanLogistics after a thorough review of several on-demand and server-based solutions,” says Mike Mahon, director of transportation for Otis Spunkmeyer. “Our critical criteria were ease of implementation and user interaction, flexibility in integrating with current legacy and future ERP systems, and access to a large carrier and shipper network. LeanLogistics met or exceeded all these criteria.”
The manufacturer will optimize shipments using built-in routing guides, order aggregation, and carrier ratings that will maximize service and minimize costs. Once the loads are submitted, On-Demand TMS tenders the loads to select carriers, or through the Private Transportation Marketplace (Spot Market). WebSettle functionality will be used to handle audits and freight payments, reducing administrative time and expense.
On-Demand TMS also captures all transactions and activities, enabling Otis Spunkmeyer to mine the extensive database of history to generate reports, make better decisions, and continuously improve the process.





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