Del Monte Foods Renews Multi-Year Contract with Transplace

Transplace will be continuing its relationship with Del Monte Foods through a full contract extension. With the new long-term agreement, Transplace will continue to provide Del Monte with strategic expertise in transportation management and logistics, as well as high performance execution throughout the Del Monte network.

Del Monte Foods is one of the country's largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded pet products and food products for the US retail market. With a powerful portfolio of brands, Del Monte products are found in eight out of ten US households.

Pet food and pet snacks brands include: Meow Mix, Kibbles 'n Bits, Milk-Bone, 9Lives, Pup-Peroni, Gravy Train, Nature's Recipe, Canine Carry Outs, Milo's Kitchen and other brand names. Food product brands include Del Monte, Contadina, S&W, College Inn and other brand names.

Roger Sechler, director of transportation and supply chain management for Del Monte, comments: "Del Monte appreciates its relationship with Transplace and is greatly looking forward to many more years of shared continued success."

Since 2006, Transplace has worked collaboratively with Del Monte to help enable process improvements within the consumer packaged foods company's organization through weekly, monthly and quarterly reviews to uncover new improvement opportunities, discuss ongoing initiatives and track progress to determine savings.

Transplace's dedicated account team is focused on driving collaboration opportunities during Del Monte's peak volume seasons emphasizing capacity planning and service execution, and implementing Lean Six Sigma initiatives.

"For more than five years, Transplace has focused on delivering value through enabling exceptional execution for Del Monte," says Mark McEntire, vice president of operations for Transplace. "By consistently leveraging data to make strategic business decisions, we've been able to contribute to business improvements and look forward to continued success for years to come."

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