ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions, announced partnerships with three influential supply chain companies to provide increasingly detailed data to its modeling customers.
Transplace, a 3PL and supply chain technology company and long-term LLamasoft partner, increased engagement with LLamasoft customers by providing intra-Mexico benchmark truckload rate data. This highly sought-after data complements the data already available for Mexico-to-USA truckload rates and intra-USA truckload rates.
Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is a leader in supply chain management benchmarking and best practices. The consortium now supplies LLamasoft with a sampling of its vast database including metrics around freight spend, sourcing, inventory turns and distribution center operations.
Xeneta, an online sea freight intelligence platform, now provides LLamasoft with benchmark port-to-port ocean service contract rates, information that is highly sought-after and difficult to gather. LLamasoft will continue to offer an ocean tariff module as part of their standard Data Services subscription but this additional data will only be offered in the LLamasoft Data Services premium subscription package.
These partnerships will provide LLamasoft customers with additional resources from which to draw valuable global reference data for use in supply chain modeling.
“Data gaps continue to be one of the biggest obstacles to successful supply chain design initiatives,” said LLamasoft president and CEO Donald Hicks. “Partnering with Transplace, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium and Xeneta is part of our continuing effort to help make supply chain modeling faster and more impactful for businesses around the world.”
About LLamasoft, Inc.
LLamasoft supply chain design software helps organizations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. LLamasoft solutions enable companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world’s largest organizations. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by supply chain network planning and design, transportation procurement and consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world. www.transplace.com
About Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium
Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is the premier source for supply chain benchmarking and best practices knowledge. With more than 350 participating retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies, the Consortium sponsors a comprehensive repository of over 10,000 data points complemented by search capabilities, online analysis tools, topic forums and peer networking for supply chain executives and practitioners. The Consortium is led by the needs of its membership and an Advisory Board that includes executives from Domino’s Pizza, Hallmark, Ingram Micro, Kane is Able, Miller-Coors, and University of Wisconsin.
Founded in 2012, Xeneta brings transparency to the shipping industry. Xeneta’s simple but powerful reporting tools allow freight buyers to compare their prices against the market average and best performing rates. Xeneta is a privately held company and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, founded by Patrik Berglund, Thomas Sørbø & Vilhelm Vardøy. www.xeneta.com