SOURCE: Greatwide Logistics

Greatwide Logistics

May 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Greatwide Logistics Services Launches Managed Transportation Services™

Differentiated Offering Based On Unique Combination of Resources and Capacity

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of third-party logistics services, today announced the launch of a unique new service offering, Managed Transportation Services (MTS). MTS provides superior visibility from pickup through delivery, along with centralized technologies to monitor and continuously improve operations across the supply chain.

MTS is based on a combination of Greatwide's core capabilities: Dedicated, Brokerage and Warehousing. Currently one of the top providers of dedicated contract carriage nationwide, Greatwide is also a leading brokerage firm with a wide array of clients in the grocery, food and beverage, produce, fresh food, retail and industrial markets.

"We recently relaunched our company with a strategy of growth and expansion -- and Managed Transportation Services includes the people, process and technology to help us do just that," said Vincent Gulisano, chief customer officer, Greatwide Logistics Services. "MTS gives us the unique tools to quickly and effectively help a wide range of customers lower their costs and make strategic changes to the way they do business, and we look forward to working with them to drive those results."

Greatwide is launching the MTS offering based on four key elements of competitive differentiation:

  1. Measurement -- extensive monitoring, tracking and analysis of data to allow the best decisions on mode optimization, consolidation and deployment of carriers, including private fleet, dedicated and unique hybrid combinations.
  1. Capability -- annual bids and mini-bids to expedite transportation procurement processes and eliminate manual processing, improving auditing and payment capabilities.
  1. Transportation Savings -- minimization of rates by making the least expensive mode choice based on service requirements and shipment weight/dimensions. Instant comparison of available options enables mode conversion, shipment consolidation, flow-through warehouses and other rate savings.
  1. Greatwide Resources -- unparalleled carrier capacity, along with proactive continuous improvement through best-in-class engineering and account management resources.

MTS operates through a 24-hour, 365-day Transportation Operation Center (TOC), where the company manages all transportation solutions, including procurement, planning, execution and distribution. The TOC also handles back-office functions such as billing, settlements and accounts receivable. With this single, comprehensive view of each customer's supply chain, the Greatwide TOC team is able to leverage a combination of state-of-the-art technology and human capital to constantly evaluate all aspects of the supply chain and create customized solutions to improve all processes.

"Whether the economy is at an early stage of recovery or an artificial high, it's never been more important to have the ability to manage transportation costs. The ultimate nightmare for any logistics executive is a lack of readiness for what comes next, especially if their competitors are prepared," said Gulisano. "No one wants to be left behind, and that's why we've been working on MTS for over a year. Some other companies offer transportation management services, but no one does what we're doing -- especially for companies that would rather avoid major investments in software and staffing."

About Greatwide Logistics Services
Greatwide Logistics Services is a privately held third-party logistics provider serving the United States and Canada. Greatwide offers an integrated service platform to customers including dedicated, irregular route truckload, full-service truckload brokerage, warehouse-based logistics and managed transportation services. Greatwide is the largest provider of dedicated refrigerated transportation in the United States. The company ranks 11th among Transport Topics' Top 50 Logistics Providers, 15th among the Journal of Commerce's Top 50 Trucking Companies, and is a Food Logistics Top 70 3PL Provider and Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carrier. For more information, visit www.greatwide.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Greatwide.

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