Each year, the Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Providers” list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers that the publication feels are best equipped to meet and surpass readers’ evolving outsourcing needs, aiming to highlight the best logistics solutions providers that answer global supply chain and logistics challenges. At Transplace, we are proud to have been on this list for 14 consecutive years, and we’re hoping to make this year our 15th!
Below, four of our leaders explain what the Top 3PL award means to them and how it truly reflects Transplace’s relentless pursuit of excellence for our customers.
Tom Sanderson, CEO
One of Transplace’s four company Core Values is “Thrill the Customer,” and we strive for this every single day with our people, processes and technology. In turn, our strong commitment to providing exceptional solutions and services has led to record growth for our company – both organically and through strategic acquisitions.
Our acquisitions have expanded and strengthened our expertise in the U.S., as well as in Canada and Mexico, allowing us to better serve our customers through enhanced size, geographic scope and functional expertise. And by making these companies part of the Transplace family, we’re allowing their customers to still work with the same personnel that they have grown to trust, but with more comprehensive technology and services, and greater scale supporting them.
…and our Lean Six Sigma program has expanded to match!
The Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL list means a great deal to Transplace because it’s voted on by our invaluable customers, validating this ongoing growth and dedication to excellence. We certainly wouldn’t receive this continued recognition without you and we thank you for your unwavering support.
At Transplace, we’re dedicated to our customers. This dedication echoes throughout our company and results in the development of innovative technology, lean processes and proven best practices to deliver outstanding service and execute transportation management with certainty.
As I mentioned at our recent Shipper Symposium, we’re in a continuous improvement business. It’s incumbent upon us to find value in the logistics networks of our customers, and this is critical to our company. If we’re not engaging someone in how to improve their business over time, then we’re missing the boat in the marketplace. Our investment in technology continues, as it is such an important aspect of the true value we bring to our customers.
What makes the Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Providers” list special is that the list is determined by votes from the shippers and customers that use our services on a daily basis. Being named a Top 3PL for a 15th consecutive year would truly be a tribute to our continuous improvement, relentless pursuit of excellence and our ongoing dedication to our customers.
Transplace is built upon excellence. Not only do we believe in delivering it to our customers, but our employees also embody it on a daily basis. Along with our recent acquisitions, we’ve also focused on continuing to attract and develop talent in order to best meet the needs of our customers and carriers. Not only do we benefit from investing in our own talent to shore up their experience and knowledgebase, but our customers also benefit from fresh perspectives on their business.
Our pursuit of excellence is also supported by gaining valuable insight from our customers. The relationship between shippers and their 3PL partners is constantly evolving, and one of the core requirements of any successful relationship is to work closely together to drive continuous operational improvement. The implementation of a Customer Advisory Board (CAB) can help shippers and 3PLs pursue operational excellence while accomplishing a number of important goals:
At Transplace, you can guarantee that as a new hire, a customer or carrier – we’ll have your back, and the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL award would be a truly meaningful acknowledgement of the dedication our employees show each and every day.
At Transplace, we are never satisfied, and that translates directly into how we work for our customers on a daily basis. We are relentless in our pursuit to execute our customers’ logistics networks with precision, helping them outperform their competitors and delivering them the operational savings they need. In 2016, we achieved these savings for our customers:
Our goal is to go above and beyond in delivering the service our customers rely on so they can rest easy while we go to work for them. To be acknowledged as a 2017 Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL for the 15th consecutive year would be a true testament to our ongoing commitment to operational excellence and that the ideal blend of logistics intelligence and operational excellence can truly create certainty in your world.
If you haven’t already, we hope that you vote for Transplace!