Dallas-based Transplace, a non-asset based third party logistics provider, has expanded its customer base to include small and mid-sized businesses

The company says small and mid-sized companies are often supplying its larger enterprise customers. This new service will help these companies manage procurement spend, negotiate better rates with carriers, and meet sustainability mandates from larger customers.

In this new effort, Transplace will help businesses decrease their cost of compliance for supply chain requirements, so they can become more competitive. In addition, Transplace can give these companies the tools to operate as a larger enterprise.

"Penetrating the small and mid-sized enterprises segment is the next big growth opportunity for logistics service providers," said Adrian Gonzalez, director of Logistics Viewpoints, ARC Advisory Group. "For many LSPs, their existing IT infrastructure - which may be outdated, inflexible and/or non-scalable - has been a key constraint in achieving this goal."

The new solution was designed for small and mid-sized companies of all transportation modes, including less-than-truckload, ground and air expedite, truckload, intermodal, reefer and international moves. Through the service, these companies have access to a large network of carriers, Transplace says.

"Within Transplace, we will aggregate transport spend and help reduce expenses, champion the cause to gain truck capacity in tight markets and provide these smaller clients with the same or better supply chain expertise available to many of their larger competitors," said Steve Robinson, senior vice president at Transplace.

More info: www.transplace.com