National DCP, LLC Selects Transplace for Instant Supply Chain Visibility and Inbound Transportation Management Service Improvement – Business Wire

DALLAS & BELLINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National DCP, LLC (NDCP), the exclusive member-owned distribution
and purchasing cooperative for Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins
outlets, has selected Transplace as its third
party logistics
(3PL) provider to efficiently manage inbound
shipments to its distribution centers throughout the United States. As
an award-winning company providing management services and logistics
technology solutions for large corporations as well as growth-oriented
companies, Transplace’s Transportation
Management System
(TMS) will provide inbound shipment lifecycle
visibility, reduce direct transportation costs and improve overall
operational efficiencies for National DCP. In addition, Transplace
brings deep domain expertise in cooperative business to National DCP,
along with on-demand supply chain visibility, providing transparency for
day-to-day operations decisions.

collaboration across the supply chain and visibility we provide is vital
to ensuring the best service and on-time delivery for cooperatives such
as National DCP.”

“While our outbound program has done very well and will remain in place,
we wanted the same type of success when managing deliveries from
suppliers to our distribution centers. National DCP wanted the best
choice for a partner that provided subject matter expertise along with
innovation, and discovered that these qualities are resident in
Transplace,” said Kevin Bruce, National DCP chief executive officer.
“Transplace has the quick-serve restaurant experience and broad network
that National DCP can leverage, along with the tools and processes
desired for our inbound operations. With Transplace as a supply chain
partner, National DCP can better oversee business with our members,
manage growth opportunities and also identify efficiencies.”

National DCP provides distribution services for more than 7,000 Dunkin’
Donuts and Baskin Robbins restaurant locations in the United States, by
managing the delivery of products from hundreds of suppliers to seven
distribution centers across the country.

“Transplace has an extensive carrier development program and
long-standing relationships with a large carrier network, opening up a
whole new arena of qualified carriers to National DCP to help ensure
shipments are delivered in a timely manner to our distribution centers,”
said Bill Mandly, National DCP vice president of strategic initiatives.
“In addition to carrier relationships, we also realized how beneficial
the business intelligence tools and Lean Six Sigma processes would be
for our business. The visibility demonstrated by Transplace to real-time
activity will empower National DCP with current data we can use across
our supply chain operations and the ability to identify trends for
future planning.”

In the past several years, Transplace has invested heavily in Lean Six
Sigma education and execution along with business
tools and reports for its customers. The web-based
portal allows Transplace customers to produce standard and custom
reports on-demand or on a scheduled basis to generate detailed insight
and greater visibility into their transportation operations in real-time
or on a historical basis to identify trends.

“We recognized that Lean processes and real-time business intelligence
were opportunities for Transplace to better serve its customers; and,
they are also differentiators that translate directly to our customers’
bottom lines,” said Transplace President George Abernathy. “The
collaboration across the supply chain and visibility we provide is vital
to ensuring the best service and on-time delivery for cooperatives such
as National DCP.”

About National DCP, LLC

The National DCP, LLC (NDCP) is a member owned supply chain cooperative
owned by Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. Headquartered in Bellingham, MA,
the National DCP is the exclusive purchasing and distribution entity for
Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., servicing over 7,000 Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin
Robbins outlets nationwide. Our primary focus is procuring, contracting
and delivering the food, packaging and equipment needed to operate these
consumer-loved concepts each day.

About Transplace

is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL) provider
offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods
companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation
management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to
SaaS transportation management system (TMS) and supply chain network
planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has
proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and
consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite
global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest
shippers in the world. To learn more about how Transplace, please visit

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