Huhtamaki leverages Transplace
for continuous improvement
and cost savings
Huhtamaki North America is a leading manufacturer of packaging for consumer packaged goods, CHINET® disposable tableware, as well as folding cartons, containers, carriers, trays, tableware, cups, and serviceware for the foodservice industry and retail market. Home to 18 production units in the U.S. and Mexico, the manufacturer’s North American revenue is in excess of $1.2 billion.
For more than 10 years, Huhtamaki has recognized the value of Transplace’s advanced Transportation Management System (TMS) to increase efficiencies while heightening performance across the supply chain. Huhtamaki invests in continuous improvement programs and breakthrough innovations, including artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to automate tasks and optimize logistics strategies. Huhtamaki is an early adopter of Transplace Network Services, which offers expanded capacity and logistics cost management through multi-shipper collaborations.
Collaboratively source capacity and
facilitate planned continuous moves
through Transplace Lanehub
Transplace Network Services offers dynamic and planned continuous moves, collaborative dedicated fleets, OptiPro for optimization of under-utilized capacity, and LTL pools across North America. Shipper-carrier collaborations available through Transplace Network Solutions include:
Transplace Network Services (TNS) provides access into the vast resources within Transplace’s more than ~$15 billion freight network, helping customers to lower transportation costs, expand fleet capacity, enhance supply chain efficiencies, and reduce their carbon footprint.
15% increased capacity and
supply chain efficiency
Transplace Network Services provides access into the vast resources within Transplace’s more than ~$15 billion freight network, helping customers to lower transportation costs, expand fleet capacity, enhance supply chain efficiencies, and reduce their carbon footprint.
Transplace, an Uber Freight company, powers one of the largest managed transportation and logistics networks in the world. Our tech-enabled services and solutions platform are backed by the unrivaled combination of innovative technology and a dedicated team of domain experts, engineers and data scientists. We are committed to thrilling our customers by consistently improving supply chain performance and providing greater visibility and control of their logistics networks. Companies of all sizes rely on Transplace to deliver trusted outcomes through best-in-class logistics management, strategic capacity and cross-border services.
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With a highly complex and often fluid transportation schedule, Huhtamaki requires real-time network visibility to avoid disruptions in logistics plans. Huhtamaki is expanding its use of machine learning for predictive analytics to minimize risks and identify new opportunities to save time and resources.
Sustainability is a top priority, including enhancements to supply chain efficiencies, elimination of wasted miles, and reduction of carbon emissions. As a member of Transplace’s Customer Advisory Board, Huhtamaki gains insights and best practices from other leaders in the CPG, foodservice, and retail industries.
a trained Machine Learning Model that identifies dynamic continuous moves within the next 48-72 hours with an average reduction in transportation costs of $140 per load.
Dynamic Continuous Moves
a cloud-based platform and community that encourages shipper-carrier collaboration by automatically identifying and connecting companies with complementary freight lanes to save on shipping expenses.
Planned Continuous Moves
a collaborative dedicated fleet operating with strategic carrier partners with multiple equipment types for sustainable and
pop-up capacity across North America.
combines multiple shippers with less than truckload (LTL) and/or partial truckload (TL) freight to create multi-stop TL shipments, resulting in optimization for under-utilized capacity.
For more than a decade, working with Transplace has allowed us to stay ahead of competitive and marketplace demands. With innovations such as Transplace Network Services, we’re able to improve transit time and minimize deadhead and wasted miles. By optimizing our supply chain, we’re controlling transportation costs while minimizing C02 emissions and supporting our sustainability goals.
- Scott Stuckenschneider, VP
of Supply Chain, Huhtamaki
Since Huhtamaki began using TNS in 2019, the company has saved 9% year-over-year through Dynamic Continuous Moves. Participating in the OptiPro program, Huhtamaki captured 8% savings since 2019 with an average saving of $218 per shipment.
Leveraging AI for process automation eliminates waste and enhances predictability in the supply chain. Transplace’s technologies also allow Huhtamaki to elevate shipment planning. For example, OptiPro has reduced transit time
by five days in first quarter 2020.
Process Automation and Shipment Planning
Huhtamaki has enjoyed a collaborative partnership with Transplace, driving innovations and continuous improvement strategies. By monitoring key performance metrics daily, they are raising the bar on carrier experience and the customer journey, as well as boosting transportation network efficiencies and cost savings year-over-year.
Continuous Improvement and Innovations