PPG Selects Web-based Transportation System

Jan. 13, 2005
By Doug Bartholomew PPG Industries Inc. has signed a three-year, multimillion-dollar agreement with Logistics.com for a complete Web-based transportation management and execution system. The agreement covers network-wide, multimodal transportation ...
ByDoug Bartholomew PPG Industries Inc. has signed a three-year, multimillion-dollar agreement with Logistics.com for a complete Web-based transportation management and execution system. The agreement covers network-wide, multimodal transportation management and execution to be coordinated from PPG's corporate transportation management center in Delaware, Ohio. PPG, an $8.6 billion manufacturer of coatings, glass, fiberglass, and chemicals based in Pittsburgh, is already using the initial portion of the system to handle order management, consolidation, routing, selection, tendering, tracking, and tracing of 2,200 to 4,000 loads per week. The manufacturer is using the entire suite of ASP-delivered OptiManage modules from Burlington, Mass.-based Logistics.com, including OptiManage Core for integrated Web-based transportation management and execution, OptiManage consolidator for optimizing order consolidation and route selection, and OptiManage Selector for optimizing the selection of transport providers. Finally, OptiManage Capacity Finder enables the shipper to rapidly secure capacity from preferred transport providers at existing contracted rates using a private transportation exchange. As part of the agreement, Logistics.com will manage PPG's relationships with more than 80 transportation firms, most of which already are connected to the software firm via the Web or EDI. "OptiManage provides full transportation management and execution visibility across all parties, including customers, suppliers, transport providers, and all internal groups such as transportation and logistics, corporate, and PPG facilities across North America," says James Carr, manager of the corporate transportation center for PPG. "Everyone is in the loop in realtime. This gives us the agility we need to turn transportation into a major competitive advantage."

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

How to Build a Predictive Maintenance Program: Lessons Learned from LSB Industries’ Success

Dec. 21, 2023
Register today and join this webinar to gain insight on best practices for setting up a predictive maintenance program from industry experts.

Shop Floor Optimization Solves Manufacturers’ Labor Challenges

Dec. 27, 2023
Read this FAQ to learn how mid-market manufacturers can use technology to optimize their shop floors and make better use of their available labor forces.

Digital Production Tracking: How Connected Platforms with No-Code Deliver Value

Sept. 19, 2023
Manual tracking lacks the real-time visibility manufacturers need to identify root causes and remain competitive. Digital, connected production tracking is crucial for your operations...

3 Best Practices to Create a Product-Centric Competitive Advantage with PRO.FILE PLM

Jan. 25, 2024
Gain insight on best practices and strategies you need to accelerate engineering change management and reduce time to market. Register now for your opportunity to accelerate your...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!