Partnership expected to expand distribution, maximize transportation savings, drive greater service levels from logistics providers
Columbus, OH June 7, 2005 BestTransport Inc., a provider of on-demand transportation management systems (TMS), today announced its strategic relationship with ICG Commerce, a procurement services provider based in Philadelphia. ICG Commerce said it is incorporating BestTransport's TMS into its logistics sourcing and management offering.
"With rising freight costs and carrier shortages, more organizations are seeking services that address these issues," explained Mark Shary, BestTransport CEO. "By leveraging BestTransport's on-demand TMS, ICG Commerce can extend the benefits of its capabilities in transportation procurement and management into higher levels of compliance with processes."
Building on its sourcing offering, ICG Commerce said it was looking for a TMS solution for its customers. "We did a formal evaluation of over a dozen TMS solutions and found BestTransport to be the most adaptable and user-oriented," said Paul Svindland, director of ICG Commerce's transportation and logistics program. Svindland added that BestTransport's network of 3,000 shippers and carriers, and its more than 1,300 origin points, was also very attractive.
Shary concluded: "Partnering with ICG Commerce is a real win for our mutual clients. ICG Commerce's expertise in transportation will result in greater ongoing cost reductions and service increases for customers."