News | November 27, 2008

Nash Finch Company Implements LeanLogistics On-Demand TMS®

LeanLogistics, a division of CHEP and the leading provider of Web-native Transportation Management Systems (TMS), announced that Nash Finch Company, the second-largest publicly-traded wholesale food distributor in the US, has implemented LeanLogistics On-Demand TMS® to centrally control and manage its inbound transportation operations. With the installation of On-Demand TMS®, Nash began in-sourcing transportation management rather than contract those services to a third party logistics provider.

Nash Finch's core business, food distribution, serves independent retailers and military commissaries in 31 states, the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores and Egypt. The Company also owns and operates a base of retail stores, primarily supermarkets under the Econofoods®, Family Thrift Center®, AVANZA® and Sun Mart® trade names.

About LeanLogistics
LeanLogistics provides clients with Transportation Solutions and Expertise to manage their Supply Chain, connect to all their trading partners, and continuously maximize their return-on-investment. LeanLogistics Managed Transportation Services (LLMTS) is an innovative and customized combination of software with best practices and business process outsourcing that ensures clients realize maximum value. On-Demand TMS® is an On-Demand Transportation Network that provides complete daily planning, execution, settlement, and procurement functions that improve business processes, increase operating efficiency, and reduce transportation cost. It also provides unique functions that can only be delivered through a network: supplier inbound management, appointment scheduling, benchmarking and network-wide reporting, a private transportation marketplace to obtain capacity and lower costs, and total Supply Chain visibility. Implementation speed is unprecedented and clients realize extremely rapid value, with typical payback in less than one year -- Return on Cash™. Clients include Barilla America, Meijer, Ace Hardware, Otis Spunkmeyer, Pinnacle Foods, Rich Products, and Unilever.

LeanLogistics, a division of CHEP, was founded by veterans of transportation and Third-Party Logistics (3PL) and is headquartered in Holland MI. For additional information, visit or call 616.738.6400.

About CHEP
CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services serving many of the world's largest companies. The company has nearly 7000 employees and operates in 45 countries. Combining superior technology and an asset base of more than 300 million pallets and containers, CHEP offers its customers exceptional value, a platform that enables reduction in customer product damage, and an environmentally sustainable logistical solution. Supply chains served include consumer goods, produce, beverage, and the automotive industry. With global partners that include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestle, Ford, and GM, CHEP is known for Handling the World's Most Important Products. Everyday. For more information about CHEP, please visit:

SOURCE: LeanLogistics