Transplace Hosts 11th Shipper Symposium Features U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Former CNBC Chief

  Transplace Hosts 11th Shipper Symposium Features U.S. Senator Kay Bailey
  Hutchison, Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Former CNBC Chief Economist and Del Monte Foods

    11^th Annual Signature Event Features Industry Leaders and Educational
 Speakers to Share Knowledge and Insights on Key Economic Challenges, Supply
                                 Chain Issues

Business Wire

DALLAS -- February 26, 2013

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and
logistics technology, today announced the speakers and topics for its 11^th
annual Shipper Symposium. The event will bring together Transplace customers,
industry experts, practitioners, analysts and academics in Dallas, May 7-9.

The event reflects Transplace’s commitment to address the latest trends and
issues faced by shippers, and helping them identify strategies for improving
transparency and efficiency within their operations. Supply chain visionaries
and academic leaders will address economic and industry issue such as rising
fuel costs, capacity constraints and regulatory changes that affect the
transportation of goods across the globe. Featured speakers include:

  *U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
  *Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Dr. Yossi
  *Former CNBC Chief Economist, Marci Rossell, PhD
  *Del Monte Foods Chief Operating Officer, Nils Lommerin

“For over a decade, the Shipper Symposium has enabled our customers to share
best practices and gain powerful insights from industry leaders,” said
Transplace President George Abernathy. “Our goal with this conference is to
bring the most relevant, impactful information to our customers and partners
to help them prosper in today’s market by improving processes and delivering
continuous results.”

Key Highlights

Kay Bailey Hutchison served as Senator of Texas from 1993 to 2012, and is the
first—and only—woman elected to represent Texas in the United States Senate.
Senator Hutchison has been a passionate and commanding force in American
politics, and by the time she retired, she was the Senate’s highest-ranking
Republican female and had been the fourth-highest ranking Republican senator.
Senator Hutchison was most recently the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee
on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Appropriations Subcommittee
for Commerce, Justice, and Science. She has been Chairman of the Military
Construction Appropriations Sub-Committee and served on the Defense
Appropriations Sub-Committee.

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT), where he serves as director of the MIT Center for Transportation and
Logistics (CTL). He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis, and
supply chain management, and has consulted with governments and leading
manufacturing, retail and transportation enterprises all over the world and as
well as founded several successful companies. Dr. Sheffi will discuss the
phenomenon of logistics clusters, which he covered in his book “Logistics
Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth.”

Marci Rossell, PhD is a groundbreaking financial journalist and former chief
economist for CNBC who electrifies audiences nationwide, speaking on the nexus
of economics, politics, culture, and the media. Known for her animated style,
Rossell takes complex economic issues and makes them relevant to people's
lives, families, and careers.Having served as corporate economist and
investment spokesperson for OppenheimerFunds, as well as an economist with the
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, she brings a world of experience – from Main
Street to Wall Street –when discussing the US economy, international events,
and movements in capital markets.

Del Monte Chief Operating Officer, Nils Lommerin will discuss “Enriching Lives
for 115 Years: How Del Monte Foods Keeps Growing” and will highlight how Del
Monte continues to remain a leading consumer packaged goods company. Mr.
Lommerin has been with Del Monte for 10 years and has also held several
executive and human resources positions at Oxford Health Plans, Inc., PepsiCo,
Inc. and Kraft Foods Inc.

Dal-Tile Director of Transportation Sonney Jones and Transplace Mexico Country
Director Ben Enriquez will present their 2012 CSCMP Supply Chain Innovation
Award™ winning case study on Dal-Tile’s efforts to consolidate its
high-density freight with low-density freight from Whirlpool Corporation,
Convermex and Werner Co. to reduce transportation resources, cost and
environmental impact.

Registration and further details regarding the agenda and speakers for the
2013 Transplace Shipper Symposium can be found at

About Transplace

Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL)
provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged
goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation
management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to SaaS
transportation management system (TMS) and supply chain network planning and
design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability
to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers.
The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that
includes many of the largest shippers in the world. To learn more about
Transplace, please visit

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