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Huhtamaki selects Transplace for complete logistics outsourcing of its consumer goods division

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Huhtamaki selects Transplace for complete logistics outsourcing of its consumer goods division

May 12, 2010 - 01:43
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DALLAS, TX, May 12, 2010 (Business Wire) -Huhtamaki, Inc., Huhtamaki Oyj's North American business segment providing consumer and specialty packaging, today announced the selection of third party logistics (3PL) leader Transplace for a complete logistics outsource of its consumer goods division. Transplace will employ its expertise in technology and procurement practices to provide clearer supply chain visibility, reduce transportation costs and increase overall efficiencies for Huhtamaki's packaging container shipment process.

Based in De Soto, Kansas, Huhtamaki, Inc. is a leading producer of molded fiber products and converted paper and plastic products. Through its nine manufacturing plants, Huhtamaki Inc. manufactures disposable plates, cups and other disposable tableware under the Chinet® brand.

"Transplace is the ideal collaborative partner to help our organization increase service levels and on-time deliveries," said Scott Stuckenschneider, vice president of supply chain, Huhtamaki,Inc. "Their industry experience and procurement expertise are exactly what we need to make visible improvements to our supply chain for our Consumer Goods business and witness bottom-line results at the end of the day."

Transplace will utilize its best-in-class technology, engineering and Lean Six Sigma practices to design a customized solution specific for all Huhtamaki's transportation and procurement needs. "Our prior experience in the packaging and manufacturing industry has allowed us to establish strong working relationships with leading companies like Huhtamaki," said Vincent Chiodo, senior vice president, Transplace. "As a company we pride ourselves on developing high-level optimization solutions, allowing our customers to be successful today and sustainable in the long-term."

Huhtamaki was drawn to Transplace's long list of recognized customers and the potential for possible cross-client collaboration in the future. Additionally, Transplace has a reputation of being a company that is highly engaged with its customers. "While we value the logistics and transportation experience Transplace is known for, it was the combination of their people, processes and technology that ultimately led to our decision," said Mike Elliott, director of distribution and logistics, Huhtamaki, Inc..