Dole Food engages Transplace for capacity sourcing

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Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, announced that Dole Food Company, Inc. has engaged Transplace to facilitate the strategic transportation sourcing in North America.

Dole Food is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and vegetables, and is a market leader in packaged foods and frozen fruit. Similar to a previous engagement in 2007, Dole will employ Transplace’s transportation sourcing methodology, powered by Transplace’s proprietary technology solutions.

Transplace’s engagement model is a systematic approach to developing an optimal transportation strategy followed by implementation through securing annual transportation service contracts and capacity commitments. Using optimization methods, Transplace considers all critical business factors, including freight variability, network flows, carrier rates, capacity commitments and historical service performance levels. The end result recommends an optimal strategic transportation assignment of carriers to all of the lanes within the Dole Food Company freight network in North America.