SOURCE: Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce

November 02, 2009 09:00 ET

CONTECH Automates Complex Logistics Operations With Sterling Transportation Management System

Leading Engineering and Construction Products Company Embraces On-Demand Solution to Reduce Complexity and Cost in Managing a Network of Over 1,000 Carriers

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) -


-- Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) company, announced today that CONTECH Construction Products, Inc. has renewed its subscription for Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS) to continue to reduce costs and improve its logistics processes.

-- Sterling TMS benefits for CONTECH:

- On-demand architecture enables flexibility to consolidate transportation planning at the corporate level, but execute shipment tendering at the regional, plant level where the flatbed carrier knowledge resides.

- Automated logistics operations and carrier connections allows continuous improvement through supply chain performance analysis.

- Additional operational efficiencies and cost savings by taking back control over inbound logistics operations.


-- With a physical presence in all 50 states and third-party distributors in every major U.S. city, CONTECH provides high quality, cost-effective engineering solutions to the bridge, drainage, earth stabilization and storm water markets, tendering over 100,000 flatbed trailer loads each year involving more than 1,000 carriers (all handled manually prior to Sterling TMS).

-- Sterling TMS, an on-demand solution that manages transportation planning, shipment execution, freight payment and tracking visibility, is part of Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite, a comprehensive solution to help companies orchestrate their entire commerce lifecycle, including order capture, order management, transportation and warehouse management, yard management and supply chain visibility.


"Industry estimates indicate only a 40 percent market penetration for commercial TMS solutions, suggesting that 60 percent of companies don't have a clear picture of where and how they're spending their transportation money. CONTECH, with a vastly complex network of carriers, managing a private fleet as well as small carriers to service regional markets, demonstrates best practices in how a TMS solution can deliver the visibility and control over its logistics operations needed to ensure high customer service levels while being easy to manage."

Richard Douglass, global industry executive, manufacturing and logistics/distribution, at Sterling Commerce

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"Any company with over $10 million in transportation spend shouldn't be without a TMS solution. We understand the challenges companies face in automating their complex logistics operations, but the benefits far outweigh the risks. With Sterling TMS, we now understand how we are executing our shipments across the entire organization and this enables us to quickly respond to changes in the supply chain as well as identify areas of opportunity for continuous improvement."

Rick Gaynor, vice president of Logistics at CONTECH

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