LeanLogistics Expands Into Europe

CHEP joins company’s international client base

Holland, Mi.—Sept. 13, 2011—LeanLogistics, a global solutions provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services, has opened offices in the United Kingdom and Spain.

LeanLogistics’ European offices provide sales and support for the suite of LeanLogistics technologies. LeanLogistics On-Demand TMS delivers value for organizations seeking ways to leverage their transportation process as a means of improving supply chain efficiencies. In addition, On-Demand TMS offers multi-language capabilities and specific functionality to support European regulations and processes.

CHEP, a global provider of pallet and container pooling, is a LeanLogistics technology customer in North America and is currently implementing On-Demand TMS in Europe to manage inbound and outbound truckload, less-than-truckload and intermodal shipments. CHEP’s 300 million pallets and containers support more than 500,000 customer touch-points globally. LeanLogistics and CHEP are both part of Brambles Limited.

“CHEP operates in 49 countries, so it only makes sense to implement the same technology throughout our other business sectors to manage our transportation more efficiently while reducing costs,” said Juan Pablo Negus, vice president of logistics, Europe. “We selected LeanLogistics to manage CHEP’s millions of dollars in freight because of its proven success with our North American operations.”

CHEP issues, collects, conditions and reissues pallets and containers from a global network of service centers for global companies and brands, such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM, helping manufacturers and growers transport their products to distributors and retailers.