The National DCP, the exclusive member-owned distribution and purchasing cooperative for Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins outlets, has selected Transplace as its third-party logistics provider to manage inbound shipments to its distribution centers throughout the United States.
Transplace says its Transportation Management System will provide inbound shipment lifecycle visibility and reduce direct transportation costs for NDCP, which provides distribution services for more than 7,000 Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins restaurant locations in the United States.
“While our outbound program has done very well and will remain in place, we wanted the same type of success when managing deliveries from suppliers to our distribution centers,” says Kevin Bruce, NDCP chief executive officer. “Transplace has the quick-serve restaurant experience and broad network that National DCP can leverage, along with the tools and processes desired for our inbound operations.”
In addition to Transplace’s large carrier network, NDCP will benefit from business intelligence tools and Lean Six Sigma processes, says Bill Mandly, NDCP vice president of strategic initiatives. “The visibility demonstrated by Transplace to real-time activity will empower National DCP with current data we can use across our supply chain operations and the ability to identify trends for future planning.”