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Pep Boys Awards Long-Term Partner Transplace with TMS Technology Contract

DALLAS--Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced the continuation of its relationship with Pep Boys through a full contract extension. The partnership continues Pep Boys’ use of the award-winning Transplace Transportation Management System (TMS) and its cutting-edge business intelligence analytics.

Pep Boys has approximately 6,000 service bays and nearly 600 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico. Since 2006, the company has utilized Transplace’s TMS to manage inbound transportation from domestic vendors to its distribution centers and crossdocks. Transplace gives Pep Boys and its suppliers the Web-based application technology and business intelligence tools needed to network, monitor and optimize shipments. Pep Boys has the ability to access real-time reports and the drill-down capability to see information needed to run a business effectively.

“At the inception of our relationship with Pep Boys, they were looking to improve an already complex yet effective supply chain. Unsatisfied however, they were proactively looking for a partner who could help them climb to the next level,” said Transplace Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer George Abernathy. “Giving our customers a virtual glass pipeline for viewing their freight is a top priority for us. Transplace’s industry-leading TMS has continued to provide the visibility Pep Boys needs for inbound optimization of their freight with a best-practices approach. These are the keys for leveraging freight costs and assets, integrating their network and optimizing the supply chain. We challenge our TMS team every day to provide Pep Boys with the tools they need to excel in today’s challenging economy.”

Joshua Dolan, director of Global Logistics and U.S. Customs Compliance at Pep Boys, stated: “This partnership provides us with support through Transplace’s superior, proprietary technology that was developed specifically for management of transportation. By fully integrating with the Transplace Transportation Management System, we’ve seen significant annual savings on inbound freight costs. The bottom line is where Pep Boys has seen the most significant benefit.”

Vice President of Distribution and Logistics for Pep Boys, Stuart Rosenfeld remarked, “Developing a mutually beneficial relationship with any service provider is challenging, especially given the current economic climate. We’ve worked diligently to build as well as solidify our relationship with Transplace and are pleased with our partnership. We’ve arrived at a place in the relationship where dialogue flows free, and the exchange of ideas drives efficiency, innovation and real value for both Pep Boys and Transplace.”