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Anna’s Linens names Transplace as 2010 Business Partner of the Year


Dallas -- Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced that Anna’s Linens has selected the third-party logistics provider (3PL) as its 2010 Business Partner of the Year.

Anna’s Linens recognized Transplace, which manages all of the specialty retailer’s domestic transportation activities, for delivering supply chain improvements via the 3PL’s managed services solution and logistics technology.

“Transplace is a valuable partner in the daily execution of our supply chain activities and consistently brings industry knowledge and thought leadership to the table. Through our partnership, we have significantly improved our supply chain and exceeded expense reduction expectations each of the last two years. said Miles Tedder, senior VP IT and supply chain for Anna’s Linens.

“The overall value of a Business Partner is not only achieving our goals for a given year, but also helping set the stage for our longer term strategic growth. Transplace exemplifies this characteristic. They are a partner in every sense and constantly bring industry knowledge and thought leadership to the table which has improved our supply chain,” said Alan Gladstone, chairman, president and CEO at Anna’s Linens.

Since 2008, Anna’s Linens has contracted Transplace to manage all inbound shipments to its distribution centers located in Texas, California, and North Carolina, as well as all outbound freight to its 271 stores, spanning 19 states. As a result of employing Transplace’s on-demand TMS, Anna’s Linens has successfully improved transportation processes and execution, which has increased freight visibility and cost savings, and improved efficiency across the retailer’s enterprise.

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