USG Renews Contract with Transplace

Contract renewal enables building products company to extend its supply chain efficiency, visibility and customer value

Dallas—May 1, 2012— Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, will continue its relationship with USG Corp. through a full contract renewal. The building contracts company will continue to leverage Transplace’s managed services solution and logistics technology for all domestic freight transportation management activities.

For several years, USG has employed Transplace to help optimize the company’s supply chain execution through capacity sourcing, transportation planning, execution optimization and freight movement oversight throughout North America.

“From the very beginning of the relationship, Transplace was able to bring extensive transportation industry expertise, comprehensive logistics technology and a deeply experienced team that enabled USG to establish customer value through improved processes and transportation management operations,” said Craig Boroughf, Senior Director, Transportation & Indirect Sourcing, USG. “We continue to look to Transplace as a strategic partner to provide superior guidance and support to drive continuous improvement throughout our supply chain, enabling USG to continue to realize significant cost savings and achieve our business goals.”

The use of business intelligence enabled Transplace to gain insights from terabytes of data to drive increased operational efficiencies into USG’s transportation network. This detailed reporting and robust analytics helped USG gain greater visibility of its transportation costs, directly aiding with their carrier sourcing strategies. Continued innovation by USG in the development of its new SHEETROCKBrand UltraLight Panels allowed the company to ship more product on each truck, driving additional savings as well as heightening their sustainability efforts.

“Combining Transplace’s award-winning TMS and leading business intelligence solution offering with our knowledgeable and experienced team has enabled us to successfully optimize USG’s transportation operations, improve visibility and achieve significant program cost savings,” said Matthew Menner, Senior Vice President, Sales and Alliances for Transplace. “We will build on the long relationship established through the years and continue to identify opportunities within USG’s supply chain to achieve cost savings and improve overall efficiencies.” 

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