Hohner Selects Transplace to Manage International Shipments

Instrument manufacturer utilizes 3PL for shipment management and streamlined supply chain operations

Dallas—Feb. 15, 2012—Transportation management and logistics technology provider Transplace’s third-party logistics (3PL) are now managing inbound U.S. shipments from China for Glen Allen, Va.-based Hohner Inc., an international distributor of musical instruments.

“Leveraging Transplace’s international experience and strong relationships in Asia, we can help ensure 360-degree visibility of all shipments, on-time deliveries and cost savings,” said Sheila Hewitt, Vice President of International, Transplace. “We are committed to working closely with Hohner to understand its business needs and help the manufacturer ensure operational success across its global supply chain.”

The instrument manufacturer will leverage Transplace’s technology and Lean Six Sigma-based processes to deliver visibility into shipments of inbound ocean containers from Asia to Hohner’s domestic facilities and to improve inventory management and streamline supply chain operations.

“Hohner is committed to providing the highest quality instruments and service to our customers,” said Barbara Koch, Logistics Manager at Hohner Inc. “With its international experience and capabilities, Transplace is the right strategic partner to help Hohner achieve greater visibility and control of our supply chain in order to better serve our customers and attain our business goals.”