LeanLogistics, a Holland, Mich.-based SaaS transportation technology and supply chain services provider, announced that Preferred Freezer Services, headquartered in Elizabeth, N.J., has joined its base of refrigerated warehouse clients. LeanLogistics also announced the addition of its first Canadian client, Air Canada.
Established in 1989, Elizabeth, N.J.-based Preferred Freezer Services is one of the largest providers of temperature-controlled storage services in the industry. The company provides seafood cold storage and offers services for frozen prepared food manufacturers, protein, vegetable and fruit processors as well as bakeries. The company has 25 facilities in nine U.S. regions, along with an international presence in both China and Vietnam.
“The first phase implementation focuses on Preferred Freezer’s drayage business consisting of container movements into and out of various U.S port operations, as well as our multivendor consolidation programs,” says Doug Olmstead, executive vice president of logistics for Preferred Freezer Services. “We’ll then roll out functionality in support of our growing pool consolidation program, as a key element in our national transportation network.”
Through this new strategic initiative, Preferred Freezer Services is projecting to nearly triple its transportation services volume during the next three to four years through turnkey value added offerings for its customers. LeanLogistics was selected as a key partner in helping them deliver against their aggressive growth plans.
Air Canada says it will leverage the LeanLogistics On-Demand TMS to improve visibility and performance in its cargo service, carrier and customer communication, as well as to implement event notifications. The company says it also will deploy WebSettle for prepayment audits and automatic freight payments. On-Demand TMS is designed to offer both French Canadian and English interfaces specific to Canadian regulations and processes. LeanLogistics of Canada says it will support Air Canada operations and work closely with the company to achieve performance objectives.
“By centralizing the transportation planning process, Air Canada will have better control over load tendering and consolidation,” says Dan Dershem, president and chief executive officer of LeanLogistics. “Air Canada will utilize network visibility, best practices and benchmarking for continuous improvement.”
Canada’s leading full-service airline, Air Canada, is the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market and serves more than 170 domestic and international destinations. Together with regional partner Jazz, Air Canada operates a fleet of nearly 330 aircrafts from hubs in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, serving more than 31 million customers annually. In addition to passenger business, Air Canada also hauls cargo and offers ground handling and travel arrangement services.