Hanson Logistic Services Implements Web-based TMS

Deploys "on demand" transportation management system from LeanLogistics to power new transportation offerings

Holland, MI — August 2, 2004 — Hanson Logistic Services is using a Web-native transportation management system (TMS) from LeanLogistics as the foundation for logistics services that the company is providing to its clients nationwide.

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Hanson Logistic Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hanson Cold Storage, a third-party logistics (3PL) company that offers refrigerated and frozen warehousing and distribution services to the refrigerated food industry.

Hanson is providing frozen and refrigerated truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL) and pool consolidation LTL transportation services to its clients on a nationwide basis using LeanLogistics' TMS solution.

"Hanson selected the LeanLogistics TMS solution because it offers predictable cost, certainty of implementation and reduction of capital expense," said Greg Hanson, president and CEO of Hanson Cold Storage. "In addition, Hanson chose LeanLogistics for their deep domain expertise in logistics and implementation services that give Hanson a compelling transportation management advantage."

"LeanLogistics is pleased to power excellent companies, such as Hanson Logistic Services, and to provide TMS with on-demand software with high benefits and low risk that customers want," said Dan Dershem, president of LeanLogistics.

LeanLogistics' other customers include companies such as Barilla America, Dean Specialty Food, PepsiAmericas, Meijer and United States Postal Service. LeanLogistics, is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Holland, Mich.

For more information regarding "on demand" computing models, see the article "Cutting Through the 'On Demand' Hype," the Net Best Thing column in the December/January 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.